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Jo Lynne Sutherland

June 23, 1952 ~ April 13, 2024

Jo Lynne Sutherland began her wonderful life in Alexandria, Louisiana, on June 23, 1952. She lived 71 years of joy, always bringing laughter to those around her. Her resurrection into the hands of Jesus began on April 13, 2024.

Jo Lynne always selflessly placed her loved ones before herself, which ultimately brought her the most joy. Her faith in God never allowed her to wander without hope and to spread that infectious happiness through her children. We shall miss our mother for an uncertain number of days but we trust in the Lord that our time apart shall be temporary, for the hour of salvation is coming.

Jo Lynne will be remembered for her love, happiness, and laughter. Those who knew her, know that she never met a stranger and lived as an example in her faith. May she rest in peace as we carry on so many wonderful memories that we have been so blessed with by her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Bobbie Johnson (91); her three most prized possessions: her children, Racquel McCraney (Neil), Jon Duran, and Jantzen Duran. She also adored being a grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in the Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until the start of the service. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

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Visitation: Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Memorial Service: Thursday, April 18, 2024
4:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. I met Jo Lynne at Starbucks and we ended up talking for over an hour! You would have thought that these two strangers had known each other for years. Never saw her again until I saw her obituary, then I remembered. Prayers for her family. Jo Lynne enjoy your eternal reward.

  2. Candle 8Oh my gosh I’m in on total shock! I just called her last week and left her a voicemail. Raquel please call me 713-817-0725. I’m so sorry for all of you babe. She was such a great woman!

  3. Candle 8I’m

    To know you was an honor. You were mom’s favorite coworker & I loved going to the hospital to see you in your office. You would write me the sweetest letters & draw pictures. Then you started taking me to church with you. Always so kind & loving. You read the scripture in my wedding. I remember you hanging me my shoes saying here Cinderella.

    You had one of the most beautiful souls & hearts I’ve ever known. I’m so glad we found you a few years ago & had many phone conversations with you.

    My prayers go out to your family. Until we meet again fly high & rest easy. Forever loved

  4. Candle 1We shared so many fun times over the years. Oh the stories…we will never share. You were one of a kind sweet lady. Rest in Peace.

  5. My childhood into adulthood friend! What a blessing to have known you. Over our lifetime we create best memories and had wonderful talks about the Lord. You will forever be in my heart and I will see you again in heaven as we use to say. I loved you dearly Jo Lynne.

  6. Candle 1Jo Lynne we have been friends for 40 years. I know your life has been like that the road to Emmaus. Some times smooth, sometimes rough, lots of bumps and crossroads. You always ended our meeting with I love you girl. We’ve come along way baby and you beat me to see our father. I pray that the Lord grants your family peace and comfort in the days to come. My prayer for you is that the angels escort you to your final resting place and may they present you to Jesus, Most High. Rest in peace. Love you til we meet again

  7. I had the pleasure of meeting Jo Lynne when I insured her at the State Farm office where I work. Such a sweetheart. We would run into each other often, always a smile on her face, so upbeat and happy. Prayers for the family as they adjust to this earthly life without her. Rest in peace my friend.

  8. I will always remember how she always made me feel welcome, like I was one of her kids ❤️ I remember dancing and singing with her to Prince. So much fun and such a sweet, special lady. My deepest condolences Racquel, Jon and Jantzen.

  9. I met Jo Lynne when she rented a storage unit from us. We became fast friends after that. She always kept me up to date on her precious childeren and was so proud of them. My heart is broken at the loss of such a bright soul. Praying for you all during this difficult time of loss.


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