JoAnn "Jojo" Pollard

joann pollard

December 17, 1945 ~ March 25, 2024

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: Nashville, Tennessee

JoAnn “Jojo” Pollard, born in Nashville, TN on December 17, 1945, passed away on March 25, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Edward “Eddy” Arnold and Sally Katherine Gayhart Arnold, brother, Richard Edward “Dickie” Arnold, Jr. JoAnn is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Shannon (Dickie) Pollard, children, Michelle Pollard, Richard Shannon Pollard, Jr. (Kristin Russell), grandchildren, Katie Pollard, Jack Pollard, Rowan Pollard and Ben Johns, nephews and niece, Mike Pollard, Julie Pollard Bridges, Craig Pollard and many cousins, godchildren and close friends, many of whom are also her beloved classmates from Hillsboro High Class of 1963.

Joann, affectionately known to many as “Jojo”, was truly a light and loving source of joy to all who came into her orbit. She had an unforgettable old fashioned southern accent, an unwavering 40-year loyalty to the Chicago Cubs, a great affinity for rock & soul music and for having created the greatest strawberry cake ever concocted. We will all miss her signature laugh/cackle, which was best heard in a sort of two part harmony with lifelong friend, Nancy Hemmrich. Joann Pollard’s name will be forever associated with a smile. Her generous spirit is her legacy.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday April 6 from 11-1 with service immediately following at The Unity of Nashville Church 5125 Franklin Rd Nashville, TN 37220. Flowers are accepted as are donations to your local Humane Shelter or to The Country Hall of Fame and Museum.

Flowers are being accepted after 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Unity of Nashville Church or call Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services for additional instructions.

Arrangements are in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209. (615) 857- 9955. We are proud to be locally owned and operated.


Visitation: April 6, 2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Unity of Nashville
5125 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

Celebration of Life: April 6, 2024 1:00 pm

Unity of Nashville
5125 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

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  1. So sorry to hear of JoAnn’s passing. I will always treasure the Facebook and text correspondence. My wife Barbara & I will always treasure her friendship.

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