Jo Ann Mortensen

Jo Ann Mortensen

March 9, 1953


Jo Ann was born in New Orleans Louisiana on March 9, 1953 to Josheph Mennesses.  She was a loving mother and devoted wife.  She is survived by her loving daughter Julie Hamilton, granddaughter Hailey Ann Hamilton and husband David Mortensen.

Her academic achievements were outstanding in high school and graduated college with a 4.0 average.  She was a Black Jack dealer for the Barbary Coast in Las Vegas, NV and was later promoted to be a Pit Boss on The River Boat named Casino Queen in Illinois.

She was blessed with a strong knowledge of how to work hard and be honest in everything that she did.  Her loss will be felt by all those that knew and loved her.  She was at home when the loving angels came and gently took her away into their arms.

Funeral services will be held at La Paloma Funeral Services chapel on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm.  Location at 5301 Longley Lane, Bldg. E, Ste. 180 across street of McCarron and Longley Lane.  La Paloma Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

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  • Karen & John Rice
    December 22, 2014 10:09 pm

    very special person glad that we knew her she had a heart of gold, She will be missed

  • Sincere and deeply felt condolence! God bless!!

  • Sincere and deeply felt sorrow at your loss!

  • Dave,
    Two new journeys begins. Bless you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

  • Tiffany Manning
    December 25, 2014 8:54 pm

    Jo Ann, you were such a beautiful person. I remember well all the laughs we had together and the heart to heart talks we shared. Your passing is a great loss for all of us and I can’t wait to see you in heaven someday. Much love always!

  • DeeDee Lambert
    December 27, 2014 4:40 pm

    I wish I got to know Jo Ann better. She was a special person that will be missed. Dave, my heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Dave (your love)
    December 28, 2014 1:43 am

    you are a truely a blessing in my life i will treasure our time we had together forever and always. i will see you soon (MY LOVE).

  • Our heart goes out to you Dave for your loss.

  • Rhonda Herman
    May 22, 2015 4:40 pm

    Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing her closely, but I still remember when we bumped into each other at the food store. From just those few moments, she just radiated. She has such a beautiful smile and was so warm. What a beautiful soul. Your face would always light up the same way and you would always smile talking about her. Each of you were so blessed to have each other in your lives and to have the time that you did together. I know that she is smiling on you now. Be comforted in knowing you will be together again one day. You have many close friends who all care about you and we will always be here for you and to support you. Rest well sweet Jo Ann.


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