Virginia Lee Harvey Juneau
Virginia Lee Harvey Juneau, age 96, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Shreveport, Louisiana at Garden Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Wichita, Kansas on July 27, 1920 to Thomas Arthur Harvey and Olive Lee Hill. Virginia was preceded in death by her brothers Thomas Harvey of Wichita, KS and Hugh Harvey of Shreveport, LA and is survived by sister Eva Harvey in Phoenix, AZ. Virginia moved to Shreveport with her father, where she graduated from Byrd High School. On October 14, 1938, Virginia married the love of her life, Alcide "Frenchy" Joseph Juneau, who later passed away on December 23, 1978. They had three sons: Stephen Joseph Juneau (wife Mary Ann), John Joseph Juneau, and Gregory Lee Juneau (wife Teresa). Virginia was the grandparent of Monica Renee Juneau, Krystal Danielle Juneau Womack (husband Shane) and Christian Jacob Juneau (wife Lynette), and great-grandparent to Hunter Womack, Waylon Womack, Austin Womack, and Jackson Juneau.
In 1964, Virginia began to build her own business, Caddo-Bossier Services, Inc. It became a family business, and the company operates today under the direction of her son, Greg. Her passion for genealogy and her fierce determination led to her authoring and publishing Genealogy of the Juneau Family, a detailed, two-volume history of the family. With her son, John, she also organized and hosted The Juneau International Family Reunions triennially from 1991 through 2009 throughout the United States, Canada, and France. Virginia had always said, "that she had been a Juneau longer than she was a Harvey", and affectionately claimed herself to be a "pseudo-Juneau".
Virginia and Frenchy built their house in North Shreveport and moved-in in May of 1951. Virginia enjoyed family get-togethers for the holidays and at the lake during the summers. She valued and nurtured her family and children. She was a Den Mother for her sons as Cub Scouts and a member of PTAs. She was a member of many civic and social organizations, along with being a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was raised Pentecostal but became a Catholic due to the influence of her husband, Frenchy, and his brother and sisters. Virginia became a Catholic at Holy Trinity and later had her and Frenchy's marriage blessed there with the encouragement of her mother-in-law.
Virginia Juneau took her work seriously, and also enjoyed it through the many credit organizations with which she became affiliated. She attended many conferences and conventions, worked her way up through the credit organizations, and became President of the International Association of Credit Women.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm and a visitation starting from 11 until the service begins. Services will be held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, LA 71108.