Joanna L. King

Joanna L. King, 64, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Roger Williams Hospital.

She was the wife of Michael N. King.

Born in New London, CT, she was a daughter of Delores C. (Casey) August and the late Hardwell August.

Joanna was a senior ticket agent for Delta Airlines for 35 years before retiring. She had a passion for traveling. She loved animals, especially birds and dogs. Joanna had a great sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. She loved her grandchildren and was loved by everyone.

Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Michelle King-Pearson and Jeanette Simoes and her husband John, two grandchildren, Alora Pearson and Andre Simoes, one sister, Deborah August-Rolle, one brother, Henry August and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the aunt of the late Devina Rolle.

Due to the current coronavirus restrictions, her funeral services will be private. Family and friends are invited to view a live video stream of the funeral service on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 4-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.


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Edwina from East Providence wrote on September 28, 2020 at 2:25 pm
To The Family of Joanna (August) King prayers and condolences for the loss of such a beautiful smile. She was a old school friend of mine. May her soul find rest and be at peace in eternity and the family be comforted.
Cheryl ( Silva ) Lavallee from East Providence, RI wrote on September 1, 2020 at 9:46 pm
I just found out that Joann passed away. You have my sympathy Mrs.August, Debbie, and your family are in my prayers. May she rest in peace. Cheryl ( Silva ) Lavallee
CHERYL MARTINELLI from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on August 21, 2020 at 4:49 pm
My condolences and prayers to all the family! I am so sorry for your loss..
The Lewis Family will always have Mrs. King in her heart. We all have always been in each other live so sending the Family Prays and Love ..For LIFE AMEN THANK YOU JACKIE.. from Chunchula wrote on August 15, 2020 at 12:42 am
Johnnie burgess from Chunchula wrote on August 14, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Sending all my love she will turely be missed by all who new and loved her that smile bought joy to everyone that knew her we will miss you cuz love...Teresa
Johnnie burgess from Chunchula wrote on August 14, 2020 at 4:26 pm
Sending all my love to the family gone but never forgotten...Doc
Marjorie Benjamin from New York wrote on August 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm
I send my heartfelt to Michael, Michelle, Jeanette and the rest of the family. I will always remember Joanna’s bright smile and her warm heart. When she was with you, she always made you feel loved. I will miss her; and I will continue to pray for the family.
Dorothy McCollough from Providence wrote on August 13, 2020 at 1:52 pm
To the Family I send my heartfelt condolences. I will keep you all in my prays . May she rest in Peace...
Dorothy Mc wrote on August 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Dorothy Mc wrote on August 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Dorothy Mc wrote on August 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Sylvia Blount-Clemons from Norfolk wrote on August 13, 2020 at 12:33 pm
Mike, Aunt Delores, Debbie, and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to you during this time. There are no words to describe what I know you must be feeling. Joanna was a beautiful person. That smile was everything! As little girls I would look up to her in awe. I wanted that accent so bad. I just want you to know that I love all of you. May God give you strength and blessings to get you through this difficult time.
Lynda Monroe from Laurelton Ny wrote on August 13, 2020 at 12:18 pm
With my sincerest condolences and prayers for the family. May our Lord hold all of you closely and cover you with the shelter of His arms.
Dawn Cartier from Surprise wrote on August 13, 2020 at 11:44 am
To Mike and family. What I remember most about Joann was how kind she was and her smile which could truly light up the room. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning”. May you find peace knowing that Joann is in no pain and is at home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Cynthia L. Benjamin from New York wrote on August 13, 2020 at 11:14 am
Aunt Joanna had the biggest smile and the heartiest laugh. I will always remeber her positivity, and admire the way she interacted with seniors. My heart is with you Uncle Mike, cousin Michelle and cousin Jeannette.
Candace Hoover from Elizabethtown wrote on August 13, 2020 at 11:02 am
My GodMommy lit up the world and I will miss her boisterous laugh and room lighting smile. My heart goes out to all who knew her.
Blount Family from Mcdonough wrote on August 13, 2020 at 11:02 am
To Mike and the Rhode Island Family, Aunt Joanne will be dearly missed and surely never forgotten. We've had many great memories over the years and its hard to believe she is gone but she will forever be in our hearts. We are sending thoughts, prayers and love to all of our family because it has truly been rough times. Love the Blount Family
Alexander Arzu from Bronx wrote on August 13, 2020 at 10:18 am
Mike , Michelle, Jeanette and family. we will all miss Joanne, dearly.
Sheila Richard from Houston wrote on August 13, 2020 at 9:39 am
My heartfelt condolences. I am praying for the family. Look to the hills in which comes your strength, the words of God. As always, love you all.
Maria Mindy daGraca from East Providence wrote on August 13, 2020 at 9:08 am
I was so blessed to know her through her equally smart, beautiful and wonderful daughter Michelle who was my student at MMS.I remember her wonderful spirit snd smile; a memory, among many other wonderful ones, that will last forever.Sincere Condolences to Michelle and all the family.