On December 23rd, 2012 Joan Cudal Luz passed from this life to the next. A resident of Lawrenceville GA, she was raised and loved by her family in Sacramento CA. A graduate of Mills College in Oakland CA, she had a successful career in finance in Atlanta GA. Her 8 year long battle with cancer and unwavering spirit was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She was 41 years old. She is survived by her loving husband Alan Howard and loving son Jibril Howard, both of Lawrenceville GA; her parents Juan & Tredelina Luz of Sacramento, an older brother Jonathan Luz & wife Jacqueline Luz, an younger brother Jonel Luz & wife Joanne Aspiras-Luz. She had 6 nieces and nephews and innumerable loving family and friends. Services and burial were held in accordance with her Islamic faith in Sacramento. Please give donations in her name to her two favorite charities and/or her favorite institution for women’s higher learning: Mills College, Oakland CA (http://www.mills.edu/giving/) Hosea Feed The Hungry (http://4hosea.org/page/more-ways-to-help) Heifer International (http://www.heifer.org/give/give) Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, 678.514.1000.