Joanne Renee Birts
Joanne Renee Birts, 42, a longtime Rockaway resident died, July 20.
Birts was born on July 13, 1967 and worked in health care. She was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church in Queens.
Birts is preceded in death by her sister, Monique Jones and aunt, Margaret Scarborough.
She is survived by her son, Shereef Brown; mother, Juanita Waters; father, Joseph Birts; extended parents, Annie Birts, Larry Jones and Alex Toney; grandparents, Charlotte Waters and Cynthia Burton; sisters, Michele, Kim, Shari, Alechea and Adrienne; brothers, Ta (Lisa), Joseph Jr. and Rodney; brothers-in-law, Calvin Sr., Jeffrey and Dirk; aunts and uncles, William (Rosia), Anthony, Martha (Lonnie) and Ollie (Ronald); special friends, Josette Lang, Sharla Scott, Celeste Mungro and Asia Hamberry; god daughter, Tiara; godson, Unique and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear and devoted friends who all loved her dearly.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition was at St. Michael's Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.