Joanne Arline Meeker, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Joanne was born on April 19, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Albert William Bigelow and Lila Amy Hill. After graduating from Elkhart High School in 1946, she married William Edward Meeker on August 31, 1947 in Elkhart, Indiana. After moving to Georgia, she worked for Avon Headquarters in Atlanta as Executive Secretary for 20 years until her retirement in 1992. And later became President of the Atlanta Auxiliary at Northside Hospital. She is survived by her children: Douglas Meeker and wife, Cynthia; Margot Meeker; Gary Meeker and wife, Nita; James Meeker and wife, Samantha; grandchildren: Thomas Meeker, Sandra Walker,  Ashley Meeker, Lindsey Meeker, Lily Meeker and Madeleine Meeker; and great grandchildren: Alana Johnson and Cameron Walker; and brother, Alan Bigelow; A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Arlington Memorial Park, with the Father Kirtley Yearwood officiating. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in Memory of Joanne to either of the following charities: VITAS (Hospice Care) via OR “When Someone Dies” Children’s Activity Book via Those who wish to express condolences to the family may visit

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  1. May she rest in peace, and may her memory live on within those who loved her. My heart goes out to the Meeker Family.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  3. Joanne was a friend at Garden Plaza, where she lived until a week ago. Everyone is in shock. God bless the family. She was a loving person. Ron and Patsy Kline

  4. I offer my condolences and best wishes to Bill and all the family of the wonderful Joanne. We worked together at Avon. She is a beautiful lady with a beautiful future ahead of her. We will miss her greatly.

  5. Our hearts are with you & your family ……
    You cared for your parents with such a loving heart.

  6. Joanne was such a nice lady. I worked with her at the Northside Hospital Atlanta Auxiliary. We were fortunate to have her. I’m so sorry for you loss.
    Gail Neeld

  7. Sorry for the lost of your dear loved one. John 5:28,29. This scripture from God’s word and promises will give you comfort and a hope that very soon death will be no more. Isaiah 25:8

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