Juanita was born June 23, 1930 in Vicksburg, MS. She had a loving mother and father and 9 siblings. She was a hard worker and her first job was in farming with the family. She later worked as a waitress at the Triangle Cafe and the Red Hot Truck Stop in Meridian. She also worked at Maywebb Hosiery Mill. She later worked with her 2 younger sisters making drapes. She married in 1950 and had 2 children 11 years apart. She was an excellent cook and could whip up a meal in no time. She was well known for her sugar cookies. She helped her husband in his welding shop and on whatever project they had going around their home or helping others. She liked to hunt, fish, travel and ride the grandkids around on the four-wheeler. She often sang songs from the WWII era to her daughter. She almost always had a garden and canned or froze what she gathered. She knew how to stretch a dollar. She liked to crochet and quilt and listen to Southern Gospel Quartets.
Her faith was very important to her and she attended Church as long as her heath permitted. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church on Highway 494.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Woody and Mary Lula Divine Savell and 4 brothers, Odie, Curtis, Hubert and James.
2 sisters who preceded her in death are Mary Lee Mills, Girtie Mae Harrison. Her surviving sisters are Lula Mae Baskin, Mildred Freeman and Lorene Dooley. She is also survived by her children: Katie Purvis(George) of WA and Tommy Davis of Collinsville, 2 grandchildren, Amy Wood. of WA and Josh Davis of NC, 2 great grandchildren, Krista and Avalyn Eaton of WA.
Special thanks to Susie Harris for her care-giving. And the staff of Northpointe Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 pm in the chapel of Webb and Stephens Funeral Home -North located at 7774A Hwy 39 North, Meridian, MS 39305.
Burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 at the funeral home.