Juanita

September 14, 1943 ~ November 1, 2022

Born in: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Resided in: Inglewood, California

Juanita was, was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to Daisy Garner. Juanita lived in Camden, Arkansas until her grandmother, Katie Kindell, moved them to Chicago, Illinois.

After living in Chicago, Illinois, with her Grandmother, Juanita returned to Camden, Arkansas.

Juanita was baptized at Bethel A M E, Church in Camden, Arkansas, where Juanita grew up.

After being placed in the same classroom with her sister upon returning from Chicago. Juanita completed her education at Northside Elementary School and Lincoln High School.

Upon graduating in 1962, from Lincoln High School, Juanita married Felton Martin and was blessed with a son, Derrick Martin.

Juanita moved to Los Angeles, California.  Juanita worked, until she retired, at Babyline Furniture Company then worked (temp and during Xmas) at the Los Angeles Post Office in Marina Del Rey.  Juanita met many friends while working there (Keyanna, Greg) to name a few.

Juanita enjoyed working, but also looked forward to attending the Lincoln High School Reunions after retirement. Juanita loved the reunion activities, especially when we went to Woods Barbeque to eat Cat Fish and talking with many other Lincolnites, whom our adopted sister, Gladys Green, had to tell Juanita who the people were. (smile)

Juanita enjoyed the Reunions, 1962 class picnics, and class meetings, which was always wonderful.

Juanita lived in Los Angeles until she took here earthly flight to glory on 11/1/22.

Services

Viewing: November 22, 2022 4:00 pm - November 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247

310-792-7580
www.lafuneral.com

Service: November 23, 2022 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247

310-792-7580
www.lafuneral.com

Graveside Service: November 23, 2022 12:00 pm

Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

310-792-7575

Reception / Repast: November 23, 2022 2:00 pm - November 23, 2022 4:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247

310-792-7580
www.lafuneral.com

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  1. candle 4I am the youngest sister of Juanita. I was raised by my Aunt Ida Garner Johnson. But, I remember visiting on the weekend. Juanita could make the best biscuits. Juanita loved pickled pig’s feet. She loved to wear her makeup. Juanita Louise, Linda busted my daughter’s apartment in Irving, Texas.
    Linda, and my husband Jimmy and I visited Juanita and Louise in Inglewood. She loved her son Derrick and grandson Derrick dearly. Juanita loved our sister Louise . She made sure she ate , took her medicine and took her play Lottery every week. Oh! How we will missed her smile. She has gone ahead where our mother Daisy ,Siblings, James and Larry are.
    Rest In Peace my dear sister. We loved you, but God loved you best!

  2. The class of 1962, Lincoln High School, Camden AR has lost a jewel. We always looked for Juanita and Louise to be present at the reunions, full of life, fun and friendship. Our hearts are broken, but no one can take away the precious memories we have shared together.

  3. candle 4Thanks those of that honored a true elder from the hood. All those from back home that knew my auntie before me. Thanks for showing your love.

  4. What a beautiful soul she was to me and my siblings. I appreciate how she was a loving grandmother to my youngest brother. She never missed a weekend picking him up and would always make sure when she dropped him off Sunday he had enough goodies to share with his siblings. She welcome my first born child as a great grand child at birth. Ms. Martin will be truly missed

  5. candle 4Aunt Nita, may your Beautiful soul rest peacefully. To be absent in body is to be present with the Lord. My heart is so broken!! *tears*
    Rest In Heaven Aunt Nita ~ We love you, great nephew Leonard III (Lil Len) and Angie

    Sending my deepest condolences to her son Derrick and grandson Derrick. May you find comfort in the mighty word of our Lord and Savior. (She loved you all dearly)

    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to her sister and our G-ma Louise. I hope beautiful memories of your sister help you through this difficult time ~ We love you, Grandson Leonard III (Lil Len) and Angie

  6. candle 4I always loved hearing from my auntie whenever I called to check in on my grandma. She was always a good spirit to me and I always admired her loving sisterly bond with my grandma.

  7. I will greatly miss my dear sister Juanita especially talking on the phone about politics and her two favorite Soap Operas. We were a lot alike when it came to make up and earrings .She also was a great cook and especially liked collard greens and buffalo fish. I was looking forward to us meeting again in Camden for our Lincoln High School reunion but I guess it was not to be but we will have a great reunion one day, until then her memory will rest in my heart ❤️

  8. candle 8Juanita was such a beautiful woman, she never changed in the 20 or more years that I have known her.
    I will miss our conversations together.
    Always had a smile on her face.
    Love 💕 and miss you.

  9. I will miss my sister. I was waiting for the Lincoln High School Reunion so we could hang out and look at the areas that we remembered while growing up in Camden and at the end of the day coming back to the hotel and her telling Louise and Linda that they could not go to bed until I rolled my hair. She only leaves good memories behind.

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