JUANITA WILLIAMSBUCKLES Juanita Williams Buckles passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was born October 10, 1938 to Etta Moton and James Williams in Vidalia, LA. Juanita relocated to Las Vegas, in 1952 with her family. She attended School in the Clark County School District. She was the first Black female drummer at Madison Elementary School of West Las Vegas in the early '50s. She accepted Christ at an early age and grew her faith under the leadership of her Stepfather, Reverend Joseph S. Jefferson. She graduated from Las Vegas High School and went on to pursue further education at Dana Business School. Juanita met and married Larry Waters and started her family by adding four children to the union, Bobby Alexander Williams, Arnold Williams, Sherrona Renee Williams, and Gayla Williams. She met and later married Mr. Louis D. Buckles on April 26, 1992, who had three children of his own from a previous marriage Sharon, Larry, and Brandon. She has worked in several entities, retiring in 2000 after 30 years with the Clark County Juvenile Courts after working her way up to the title of Senior Investigator for Child Protective Services. She was preceded in death by seven of her siblings and one nephew. Juanita leaves to morn her children, 1 sister, 2 brothers, along with many grandchildren, other relatives and dear friends. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Fri., March 5, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Services will be noon-2 p.m. Sat., March 6, at Church of the Lord Jesus, 1260 Bartlett Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106. Committal service to follow at 3 p.m. at Palm Downtown Cemetery.
Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2021.