Jo was the owner of Jo’s Place in Petal, a catering business and restaurant, for 30 years. She was a member of United Assembly of God where she also served as church secretary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Ezell; her parents, Joseph and Maybell Runnels; two half-sisters; and 13 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by one son, Ricky Ezell of Boston, MA; one daughter, Jan (Ed) Clark of Sumrall; two brothers, A.J. (Lola) Reynolds of Waynesboro and Benjamin (Teresa) Runnels of Onalaska, TX; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.