Joan Fawn McCord (Childress) passed away March 7th, 2022, peacefully and surrounded by her family.Joan was born in Pensacola, Florida, March 30, 1956. She moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966. Joan graduated from Northeast High School in 1974. After a vacation to Hawaii in 1979, she was so deeply inspired by the native foliage that she went on to start an interior plant design business in OKC, called Tropics, which she has proudly owned and operated for 39 years. She possessed a noticeable talent for horticulture and design but always made room to learn and to teach. She enjoyed helping loved ones with flower arrangements, landscaping tips, and caring for their own house plants over the years. Along with her plants, Joan had a passion for sharing wellness with others and dedicated much of her life to helping other people improve their health. When visiting her house, you could count on being offered a smoothie or maybe a piece of fresh fruit. Joan had a huge heart for others and was even known to keep water and healthy snacks in her car to give to people in need. Joan was a devoted mother, and her most cherished contribution to the world was her two daughters, Tara and Jessi. They will miss her not only as their mother, but also as their friend. She is survived by her husband of almost 36 years, Marc McCord, her daughter Tara Carlsward, son-in-law Gene Carlsward, and precious granddaughter Lillian Carlsward, her daughter Jessica McCord, her sisters Roxana Rizzo and Vicki Childress, her mother-in-law Peggy McCoy, her nephew Maurice Rizzo III, his wife Molly Jolene Rizzo and son William Rizzo, as well as her niece Sarah Rizzo-Mann, her husband Anthony Mann and daughter Isabella Mann. She also leaves behind many loving relatives, business relationships and dear friends — much too numerous to list. She is preceded in death by her twin brother Jeffrey Fairfax Childress, her mother Lillian Imogene Smith-Childress, and her father Eldon Earl Childress. Joan will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit and her ability to see the positive side of every situation. Her family will miss her warm and nurturing guidance in their lives but take comfort in knowing that she is at peace in her heavenly home. A memorial service celebrating the life of Joan will be held at Crossings Community Church Chapel in Oklahoma City on March 25th at 11:00am. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery Cremation Garden.