LAKELAND - Mrs. Joannah Williams Costine was born in Moore Haven, Florida to Theodore Pickney and Ella Mae (Pearl) Williams on March 29, 1929.
Mrs. Costine died Monday, November 19, 2012 in Lakeland, she was 83 years old. Mrs. Costine attended New Home Baptist Church and was a member of the Polk County Cattleman's Association and Florida Farm Bureau. She obtained her Bachelor degree from Florida State College for Women now Florida State, and got her Masters degree from University of Florida. She also spent her entire life in the cattle business and taught school for 38 years. Most of her time teaching was spent at Lakeland and Seth McKeel Junior High Schools.
Mrs. Costine was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilton Costine. She is survived by her son, Joseph C. (Harriett) Costine of Lakeland.
Visitation will be 6:00pm - 8:00pm Friday, November 23, 2012 at Lanier Funeral Home. A graveside fuuneral will be 10:00am Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Socrum Cemetery.