On July 28, 2021, Joann Riffle Christiansen, 81, sailed off to join her Heavenly Father. Joann was born in Thomasville, NC, the daughter of William Howard and Virginia Riffle.
Joann grew up in the Chic’s Beach area of Virginia Beach and graduated from Princess Anne High School. She worked for Frankie’s at Chic’s Beach and then worked for over 30 years at Cooper Split Roller Bearings. She was a member of Rock Church and her favorite activity was sailing the Chesapeake Bay with her husband of 50 years, Thomas Christiansen.
Joann was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her son and stepsons, her daughters-in-law, her grandchildren, and her brother Terry. Joann had unfailing love for her family and friends and was well-known for her hospitality. No one ever went hungry when Joann was around! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her