Jo Anne Pine, MD, age 75, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 from COVID-19 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. She is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Emily of Phoenix, AZ, her brother, Henry and Aileen Pine of Prairieville, LA, Rusty and Susan Fortenberry and their daughter Susan, Shari Fortenberry and her son Drew, her daughter Madison, Ira and Jennifer Hall, their son Jenson, their daughter Hazelee, and Billy Nimon, all from McComb, MS, and numerous friends nationwide. Jo Anne attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine as one of the first female doctors to graduate there in 1972 continuing as an OB-GYN at Women's Hospital for many years. She was an avid LSU football and New Orleans Saints fan who also enjoyed traveling, fine wine, and laughing with family and friends. Besides her son, her legacy lives on in the countless babies she delivered at Woman's Hospital as well as helping each patient at the Lake After Hours clinic. Treating patients in need from 1972 until 2020, without any fanfare or publicity, in the middle of the night or in the early hours of the morning, there was always Doctor Pine. Doctor Pine's memorial service will be postponed until a later date. Donations can be made in her name to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation.
Published in The Advocate from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.