Juanita L. Mack peacefully entered eternal rest at her home surrounded by her family on March 2, 2011. Juanita was born April 11, 1927 in Hubbard, Texas to the union of the late Essie Minor and Jim Jones.
Juanita was a FAITHFUL member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor A. W. Colbert. She passionately served on the Usher Board and the Kitchen Ministry until her health failed. She was employed by UTMB for over thirty (30) years. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary - Gus Allen /Post 614.
Juanita was preceded in death by Oscar B. Mack, Sr., her husband of 54 years and her parents.
Juanita leaves to cherish her memories seven lovely and devoted children: Cheryl Mack Smiley (Larry) of Galveston; Patricia Mack Batiste (Kenneth) of Houston; Oscar B. Mack, Jr. (Eliza) of Angleton; Anthony L. Mack (Jeannette) of Galveston; Kenneth E. Mack (Annette) of Bastrop; Clayton L. Mack (Angela) of Alexandria, VA; and Michael W. Mack (Pamela) of Bastrop. She also leaves her devoted sister and care giver Mary Nell Hill of Galveston; a brother James Brown, Jr. (Patsy); a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mack; sister-in-law Barbara Winston (Patrick) of La Marque; devoted nieces and nephews-- Beulah Haywood, Recian Haywood, Yolanda Brown Jackson, Courtney Brown, and James Celestine; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and special friends Rita and Michelle Semont, Marie Simmons, Sedge Callis, Madeline Finch, Georgia (Michael) Sherrod, Gwen Colbert, Linda Colbert, and Michelle Copeland.
Additionally, the family extends a special note of gratitude to Dr. Grumbles and the Hospice Team of nurses-- Teresa, Helen, and Kendal.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 7th from 4-7pm followed by a wake form 7-8PM at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary( 3828 Ave. O, Galveston, TX 77550). The homegoing celebration service will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Macedonia Baptist Church (2920 Ave. M ½, Galveston, TX 77550) with Pastor A.W. Colbert officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Lakeview Cemetery.