June 4, 1934 ~ August 21, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Snellville, Georgia

Kalle, Joan
On Friday August 21, 2020 Elizabeth Joan (Reeves) Kalle passed away peacefully after a long struggle with multiple health issues. Joan was born June 4, 1934 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her father Albert Reeves and her mother Myra Davis Reeves. She grew up in the Decatur and Tucker area and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1952.
Joan is survived by her husband of 43 years Donald R. Kalle. She is also survived by her sister Betty Hughes and her husband Bobby. In addition, she is survived by her children including daughter Brenda Karst, son Alan Barker and wife Linda, and daughter Kim Holbrook and her husband Robert Holbrook. She also is survived by stepdaughter Linda Kalle and stepson Donald Kalle Jr. She had 11 grandchildren including Jessica Way, Dustin Karst, Megan DeLee, Jared Barker, Robin Holbrook, Rebecca Holbrook, Katie Holbrook, Brooke Kalle, Cory Kalle, Lindsey Kalle and Mark Kalle. And she had four great-grandchildren including Madison Beasley, Blaine Beasley, Easton Way, Eric Barker and Emma Kalle. She also had many loving nieces and nephews.
Joan ran a happy home for her entire life and was a lifetime member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School there for 30+ years. She enjoyed travelling and especially going to Daytona Beach, Florida for family vacations. But her greatest enjoyment in life was her family. Joan or “Nanny” was always ready to help anyone in her family babysitting, errands, or just a friendly ear. She just naturally made everyone’s day brighter. She had 86 wonderful years, and the world will be a lesser place without her.
Due to Covid-19, the service will be graveside on Monday August 24, 2020 at 11:00. Deacon Gary Godwin will conduct the service at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, The Last Supper. The address is 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker GA 30084.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers for your wonderful mom. I have so many fond memories of her. May God lift you all up in spirit today and bring peace to you all.

  2. CandleImageJoann was a wonderful lady! A bonus mom to me growing up, as we lived across the street and Kim and I were very good friends. Many “spend the night” parties at her home and I could come in from playing outside or walk across the street if I ever needed anything. I’m very sorry for the families loss. Prayers for comfort and healing as you grieve your mothers loss.

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