Mrs. Juanita (Hagins) Waters
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BROOKLET-DENMARK - Mrs. Juanita Hagins Waters, age 86, died peacefully at her home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice July 18, 2011. She was born in Bulloch County, GA and lived her entire life in the Brooklet-Denmark Community as a homemaker. She graduated from Brooklet High School in 1942. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 46 years, Lester F. Waters, Sr and her parents, Willie Allen and Sula Davis Hagins of the Denmark Community, her sister and brother-in-law, Gladys H. and Gibson D. Waters of Augusta Ga.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law; Laufane W. Brannen, Brooklet-Denmark, Ga., Rhonwyn W. and Charles Rossman of Westminster, CO, and LaJuan W. and Wayman L. Lanier of the Bay District of Bulloch County, Ga.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lester Franklin Waters, Jr., of Statesboro, Ga. and Russell Allen and Lori Sharpe Waters of the Brooklet-Denmark Community.
Surviving grandchildren are; Trina R and Tony Smith of Savannah, Ga., Gavin and Amber Rossman, Colorado Springs, CO, Delanie, Lacie and Andrew Lanier of the Bay District Community, Bulloch County, Ga., Shae W. and Chris Williams, of Portal, Ga., Shonna W. Cancatti of Statesboro, Ga., and Grandsons Russ, Reid, Riley, and Ramsey Waters of the Brooklet-Denmark Community. She is also survived by great grandchildren Leila and Cora Smith of Savannah, Ga., Meghan and Mason Cancatti of Statesboro, Ga. and Madison Williams, of Portal, Ga. She is also survived by one nephew Bill Waters of Augusta, Ga., two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Maxanne W. Smith of Hilton Head, SC and Mildred and Elder John S. Mikell of Statesboro, Ga.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
The funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Randy Waters and Keith Hamilton officiating.
Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be grandsons; Andrew Lanier, Gavin Rossman, Russ, Reid, Riley Ramsey Waters and Tony Smith.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and Ogeechee Area Hospice.
Friends may sign the online register book at
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, July 20, 2011
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July 21, 2011
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Waters Family. May God provide comfort and peace.
Georgia Ag-Ed & FFA
July 21, 2011
Dear Laufane and Family,
We just heard of your mother's passing and are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all at this sad time. God bless ya'll.
(Bobbie) Carolyn, Dennis, Craig, and Crystal Sims
Carolyn Sims
July 21, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
John & Cindy Youmans Family
July 21, 2011
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
July 21, 2011
Dear Friends, I just learned this morning that Juanita has passed. I am so sorry and sad that she is no longer here, but I know that she is happy to be with Lester and the Lord. I talked to her just a few weeks ago and she sounded like she always did - strong, happy and in charge! She was a good one, one of the best and I will never forget her or your father. You know they - and you - are part of our family! I love you all, Cathy
Cathy Minick Jones
July 20, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Juanita. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this time of loss. I wanted you to know I am praying and thinking of you and I am sorry I cannot be there. My deepest sympathy and condolences.
Love, Shera
Shera Smith
July 19, 2011
I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Juanita. I remember lots of things about her and my days with Grandma Hester, your Mom and Dad and all of you. I am sorry that I will not be able to be there with you but I am undergoing Chemo right now and my scheduled days are Wed., Thurs and Fri. Please know that all my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Love, Bennie Sue (and Emery) Smith
Bennie Smith
July 19, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Jennifer Daughtry
July 19, 2011
I am so sorry of the passing of Miss Juanita. Saw her in KMart about a month ago and she looked so good and was more concerned about my Jack then herself, which is just the way she always handled things. May God give the family comfort, knowing she is so very happy now. With deepest sympathy, Peggy and Jack Dickerson, Brooklet, Georgia
July 19, 2011
I have no words to express my sorrow over your was my loss also...Juanita was my long time friend whom I loved dearly. I pray that God will comfort all of you during the difficult days ahead. I'm sure she's having a wonderful reunion with family and loved ones in heaven.
Wanda Reeves
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