Juanita Williford, loving mother of 93 years of age, passed to her heavenly home on April 15, 2019 at First Health Hospice House, aka Angel House, which Juanita called it…full of angels. She loved her family dearly, and was delighted to be in tune with all the family activities.
Juanita and James were married 55 years before his passing in March of 2001. They retired to the Pinehurst area in 1980, and then decided to assume the management of Pinelawn Memorial Park cemetery in 1984. Juanita enjoyed her new role and was instrumental in the cemetery’s on-going development, which spans 35 years of family ownership.
Juanita was preceded by her parents, A.B. Johnson and Victoria Lee Johnson of Four Oaks, and her two brothers, Wade Johnson of Four Oaks, and Lee Johnson of Alabama. Juanita is survived by her children; Vickie Williford Boss, James A. Williford II (Michele), and Gary J. Williford (Laura Lee) all of Pinehurst, and two grandchildren, Brian A. Williford of Pinehurst and Anna B. Williford of Cornelius, NC. Two sisters, Mildred Parker and Jean Parker of Four Oaks and brother-in-law Aaron Williford and sister-in-law Jean Williford both of Goldsboro, NC. There are many nieces and nephews all across the country who she dearly loved.
A funeral service for Juanita will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1 PM at The Village Chapel, Pinehurst. Entombment shall follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, on Morganton Rd. in Southern Pines. Family and friends are invited for visitation and lunch at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions (in her memory,) can be made to First Health Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 27330 or to The Village Chapel, 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst, NC.
Services are entrusted to Powell Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com.