Joani Kay Livingston

Jan. 2, 1960 - April 9, 2018

Joani Kay Livingston, 58, of McGregor, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 9, 2018. A celebration of Joani's life will be held on Thursday, April 19, at Western Heights Baptist Church, 6301 Fish Pond Rd, in Waco, Texas, with visitation at 2:00 p.m., and a memorial service at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

She was born January 2, 1960, in Mesa, Arizona, to George and Karen Livingston, and spent her childhood in Texas, Costa Rica, Colombia, Arizona and Alabama. After earning a degree in Radio/TV/Film from Baylor University, Joani was a director and producer for KWTX in Waco, director and producer for KWBU, CEO of Livingston Group Productions, and co-founder of Livingston+McKay. She was an award-winning filmmaker, writer, speaker, teacher, mentor and friend who believed passionately in people and devoted her life to telling their stories. She was an avid traveler, movie lover, fervent foodie, and a self-described "lover of stories, life and dark chocolate."

Joani is survived by her parents, George and Karen Wingham Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Sheri and Scott Crawford of Charlottesville, Virginia; sister and brother-in-law, Cindi and Tom Knight of Lewisburg, West Virginia; brother and fiancée, David Livingston and Babette Paoli of Blaine, Washington; nephews, TJ Knight of Blacksburg, Virginia; John Crawford, serving overseas with the U.S. Air Force; Steven Crawford of Charlottesville, Virginia; Mark Crawford of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Jake Livingston of Bellingham, Washington; dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles; and thousands of friends around the world whom she loved deeply.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Joani Livingston Tribute fund at or the Western Heights Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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