Juanita Witherspoon
1928 - 2020
BORN
1928
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Juanita Witherspoon was born August 8, 1928 in Clairton, PA to Benjamin and Frances Spencer. She graduated from Clairton High School on May 31, 1946. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Alston Witherspoon on August 23, 1947. They were married for 65 years. To this union, three children were born. Juanita was a faithful member of the 1st AME Church where she served as Usher Board President. The family re-located to Gary, IN in 1963 where she joined the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by Reverend Donald Parson. She remained a faithful member, until her passing. Juanita was employed by Westville Correctional Facility, Our Lady of Mercy, and Lincoln School. When not working outside of her home, she took care of her grandchildren. Juanita traded time for eternity on December 24, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alston, two children, Diana Lynn and Monte, great-granddaughter, Nova Marie; two nephews, Ronald and Darnell Spencer. She leaves to cherish many wonderful memories, her devoted daughter Wendy of Merrillville, IN; grandsons Kevin (Umparrys) of Portage, IN and Keith (Nicole) of South Bend, IN. eight great-grandchildren Devin, Derryll, Kevin, Deonne, Kori, Erynne, Kaniz, and Elyssa; three great great-grandchildren Braelyn, Ava, and Carter; sister, Lucinda Mayo, niece Anita (Terrance) Hammons of Clairton, PA; nephew Eric Fields of Evansville, IN and Goddaughter, Candace Corbin-Jones and special friends Monica Kirk, Richard Ligon, Chanelle Glover, Corenza Adams, Melvin Darby and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday January 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at Jerusalem Baptist Church 1741 Fillmore Street. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Juanita was known for her unconditional love and devotion to her family. She met few strangers and welcomed so many into her heart and home. She leaves a beautiful legacy of faith, family, and love. Live Service will be streamed via the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Facebook page.


Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 30, 2020.
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Jerusalem Baptist Church
1741 Fillmore Street, IN
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God have gain the most beautiful Angel.
Lillian D. Holt
Friend
January 3, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Giovanna Edwards
Friend
January 2, 2021
Juanita Witherspoon a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. To me she will always be affectionately known as "Ma". It did not matter if you knew Ma for 50 yrs., 50 days. or 50 seconds if she came into your life she would always be in your life. Ma fought the fight and never complained. Ma ran the race and never gave up. Ma kept the faith and never wavered. Although Ma has made her transition, her presence in my life will live forever. We always ended our conversations with "Love You". Ma, "Love You". Your Son (in-Law) Melvin
Melvin
Son
January 2, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Lonnie and Charlotte Taylor
Friend
January 2, 2021
Juanita was an incredible wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother. She was a kind, caring person. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this painful time.
Juanita Jefferson
Family
January 1, 2021
Juanita was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, She was a kind, caring person. I can't find words to express my sorrow over the death of Juanita. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this painful time.
Juanita Jefferson
Family
January 1, 2021
Thank you for your small and your kind words God loves you most until we meet again... Family stay strong and bless4
Stacy HattenJones
Friend
January 1, 2021
To Wendy and family. I was sorry to learn of your loss. May God grant Mrs. Witherspoon eternal rest.
Peace be with you.
Gale Gibbs aka Candy
Acquaintance
December 31, 2020
To Wendy, Pastor Keith and family, I was sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother's transition. Mrs. Juanita was a wonderful woman and neighbor. Praying God's peace and comfort throughout this time.
Diana Dicks
Friend
December 31, 2020
I extend my condolences and prayers to Wendy and family. Mother was full of life and laughter. Cherish her memories. God will see you through
Frances Bridges Resto
December 31, 2020
Gregory West
December 31, 2020
Gregory West
December 31, 2020
Wendy, My sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mom. I pray that your lifetime of memories will sustain and comfort you as you experience this life transition.
Love & prayers,
Renae Brantley
Renae Brantley
December 30, 2020
Juanita was my next door neighbor in Tarrytown many years ago. She was such a warm and caring individual who loved so many. My sincere prayers are for her family, especially Wendy and Keith. Zi would love to contact Wendy. RIP Juanita!
Anita
Friend
December 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Nicole Sain
Friend
December 30, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Wendy and her family. Mrs. Juanita was a life long family friend.
Debra and Keith Mack
Debra and Keith
December 30, 2020
To Wendy and Family, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your one. I'm sending my condolences to you and your family. Your mother was a sweet lady.

Norris Taylor
Friend
December 30, 2020
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