Jo Ann Meekins

Published 12:35 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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July 15, 1935 – December 11, 2021

Manteo, NC – Jo Ann Stanley Meekins, 86, of Manteo, NC died Saturday, December 11, 2021, at The Outer Banks Hospital.

Born in Greensboro, NC on July 15, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Annie and Caldwell Stanley.

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A graduate of Camp Lejeune High School, Jo Ann played basketball and was a cheerleader.

She was active in her community volunteering at the Lost Colony and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Meekins is survived by her husband of 68-years, Rex Meekins; two sons, Todd Meekins (Ella) of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Joe Meekins (Julie) of Stevenson Ranch, CA; grandson, Matthew Meekins of Jacksonville, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert “Stan” Meekins and Craig Meekins.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Twiford Colony Chapel with Rev. Marc O’Neal officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Private burial will take place in the Jacksonville City Cemetery.

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Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at