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OBIT: Mr. Joseph “JoJo” Givens

Mr. Joseph “JoJo” Givens

Mr. Joseph “Jo Jo” Givens age 33 of Carthage died peacefully Tuesday afternoon July 30, 2019 at 4:14 p.m. at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Mr. Givens had battled cancer for almost three years.

Sunday afternoon August 4th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by Bro. Tim Frank and family friend Bro. Joshua Mark Gibbs delivered the eulogy. Following the 3 p.m. services burial was near his mother in Section five at the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Born William Joseph Givens in Murfreesboro on December 16, 1985, he was the son of Cannon County native Timmy Wayne Mount Sr. who died November 27, 2015 at the age of 47 and Carthage native Dana Legray Givens Thompson who died December 12, 2018 also at the age of 47.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Buffalo Community native Fred Wilson Givens Sr. who died at the age of 56 on January 20, 1993 and Granville Community native Linda Dale Manier Givens who died at the age of 63 on December 28, 2008.

Mr. Givens step-father, Buffalo Valley Community native, Jeffery Allen Thompson, died at the age of 55 on November 28, 2017.

Mr. Givens was a non-denominational Christian and was employed by Legacy Supply Chain Service in Mount Juliet.

He was a 2004 graduate of Smith County High School where he loved all sports and was an outstanding player on the Owls Football team.

Surviving is his daughter, Jada Givens of Lebanon; his second mother and aunt, Michelle Givens of Carthage; four siblings, Brittany Givens and fiancée Dre Crenshaw of Carthage, Stephen Pride and wife Alyssa also of Carthage, Alexis Mount and Timmy Wayne “T.J.” Mount Jr. both of Woodbury; paternal grandparents, Charles Mount and Annie Lou Mount both of Woodbury; fiancée, Natasha Kirby of Lebanon; step-children, Brooklyn Guy and husband Jarrett, Treylee Cecil both of Lebanon; special friend, Desiree Mears and her children, Jase & Kade Mears all of Woodbury.