Obituary: JoAnn Lofti


JoAnn Elizabeth “Joey” Lotfi, died peacefully in the arms of her dad after two beautiful and unforgettable days Aug. 1. A beautiful baby girl who touched so many lives in such a brief time, Joey held on for another month of life so her twin brother could be born healthy.

She is survived by her parents, Traci Ervin Lotfi and Jihad Lotfi; grandparents Melissa Ervin, Steve Ervin (Lynn) and Feryal Lotfi; brother Mohamad Fayez “MJ” Jihad Lotf; aunts and uncles Hiba Loutfi Atwi (Hassan) and Chad McFarland (Leah); great-grandmother Aileen “Memaw” Wickett-Harris (Larry); and cousins Isabella and Marci.

Joey was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mohamad Fayez Lotfi, great-grandmother Marjorie JoAnn “Grandma Jo” Johnson and her great-grandfather Richard Eugene “Papaw” Wickett.

Private family services were held. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations to St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, where Joey was loved by the best NICU team, at St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Rd., Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260.