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Jo Todd Barfield Kinavey, a long-time resident of Columbus, GA, died Wednesday the 1st of April at Columbus Hospice. She spent her final days surrounded by her family.
Jo was born in Orlando, FL on June 28, 1946 to Joe O. Todd, USAF and Frances Martin Todd, from the Winston-Salem, NC area. Her parents settled in Albany, GA where Jo attended high school. She received her degree in Nursing and served many years in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and traveling to medical facilities around south-west Georgia as an agency nurse. She worked as an RN for 50 years before retiring in 2017. Jo served in the Air Force Reserves from 1990 to 1994.
Jo had a personality that could light up a room. She loved socializing with friends and family and took every opportunity to travel. She is survived by her husband, Martin F. Kinavey, son Todd Barfield, daughter Bambi Crivello (married to Cliff Crivello), sister Debbie Hamilton, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is received in Heaven by both her parents and her beloved youngest son, Wyatt Barfield.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The Kinavey Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mrs. Jo below.
Betty Senesac says
I loved this woman. She was a real swift kick in the pants. Just about as real as a person could be and a shocking humor to boot. I wish we had known each other longer.
Hank Middleton says
So sorry for your loss . She was very kind to me the times I talked with her!
Georgann Rock Roberts says
So sorry to hear of Jo’s passing. We spent many fun times together when she visited her grandmother Martin in the summer in Lewisville North Carolina. We re-connected on Facebook several years ago and had many good conversations. I know she is loving being with her beloved parents and Wyatt.
Randall Barfield says
So sorry for this loss. The world is a bit sadder without her.
Gudz Family says
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed speaking with her and Marty at Sat. night mass and church suppers. Blessings to her for serving people for 50 years as a nurse. She will be missed.
Karen Anspaugh says
Jim and I send our deepest sympathy on your family’s loss. Heaven did gain an angel.
Jim and Karen Anspaugh
Christin Richardson says
So very sorry for your loss we love you todd
Ronnie/Rita Hughes says
We are so very sorry y’all have to go thru this especially now.
Prayers for you all as you grieve and hold onto cherished memories. Ronnie/Rita Hughes
Cook Gilbert says
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jo. From the time I met her, we became instant friends. She was a great person and I will miss her! Prayers for the family🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Gina Gibson says
I’ll NEVER as long as I live see purple and not think of you Aunt Jo.
ALWAYS make me laugh. You had never even met my husband in person but you told me he was very special and to never let him go! That meant the world to me and how right you were.
I’ll forever miss you and love you.
Candy Bell says
Marty, Todd, Bambi and extended family. My heart is so heavy, my mind is cluttered with happy memories and sad thoughts with her gone. We have been “sister/ friends” over 45 years, and I am at a total/ crucial loss, as i know y’all all are, knowing she’s gone. I have happy thoughts knowing she’s with her heavenly family, yet sad thoughts knowing she’s gone from her EARTHLY family and friends. She was a giving/ loving soul, full of life, full of wit, full of kindness. She would have been right in the middle of this crisis, helping as many as she could, had she been able. She is gone… but NEVER FORGOTTEN. I love you all.
Pam Kelley says
Gosh your wife/mother was a hoot! I loved her and her huge personality. She was just one of those people you only had to meet once to know you loved her! Peace and comfort I pray for you all. The world is a lesser place without her in it! Pam Kelley, RN
Peggy Dutton says
I am so so sorry to hear of Jo’s passing. I loved her and we were so close for many years. I have a lot of great memories. I know I will see her again.
Tanja Rohr says
I was one of the most blessed people on the planet to have taught in my life. I even knew Wyatt when we were really young. Bambi if you read this this is Tanya the short girl who got Todd the bike and from what I understand you have it with you thank goodness I’m going to leave you my email I really need you to contact me I went by the house today and well please contact me I’m going to miss and love all of you dearly… 706 324 9773