Celebration of Life: JoAnn Tinsley McCormick

Dr. Maurice and JoAnn McCormick (Parents of Judge Angela McCormick Bisig).

On Aug. 11, 2019, JoAnn McCormick went to be with her Heavenly Father. She was 77 years old. JoAnn lived almost all of her life in Louisville, Kentucky, and several years in Fort Myers, Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna Marie Gast Tinsley and Gordon Tinsley.

She married her high school sweetheart Maurice Darryl McCormick, and they were married for 57 years. She is survived by her two children, Darryl McCormick (Denise) and Angela McCormick Bisig (Arnold Rivera). She had five grandchildren, Damon McCormick, Madison Elliott and Lawrence, Lincoln and John-Logan Bisig; and two step-grandchildren, Gabriella and Noah Rivera. She had three great-grandchildren children, Ethan and Calvin Elliott and Annie Jane McCormick. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mary Lou Meyer, Angela Denham and Jeannette Bond; and her brother, Art Tinsley.

JoAnn attended St. Agnes School and Sacred Heart Academy. She received a BS in sociology at the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Spalding University. JoAnn worked until the age of 70 helping families in Louisville and Fort Myers, Florida, where she lived for five years. She worked for the Jefferson County Department of Human Services and Lee Mental Health Hospital in Florida, and she finished her long career at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

JoAnn enjoyed baking “State Fair” winning breads, going to “date-night” movies with her sisters, dancing to Reggae music and helping her husband at Agape of Jesus Church. JoAnn is donating her body for medical research.

Visitation and a memorial mass were held on Aug. 16 at Highland Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisville Bible College.