Celebrating the life of Juanita Ruth Tucker
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Juanita Tucker, the oldest child of the late Richard and Clara Jane Fowlkes, was born on April 11, 1920 in Nottoway County.
She was educated in the Nottoway County Public School system. Juanita was united in marriage to the late Samuel Tilton Tucker in July 1938 and from that union two children were born.
Juanita was a dedicated wife and mother. She was known for her hospitality and kindness by everyone. She was a terrific homemaker and she loved to cook. We loved eating her meals. She was affectionatley known as "Mama Nita" and beloved by all. Grandma Nita loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She found great joy in teaching her granddaughter the art of canning and making preserves, which she does to this day.
When thinking of our Grandma Nita, some of the things that we can reminisce about are: having to set the table for "every" meal, playing gin rummy with Debbie, and eating coconut pie with Toya. Ricshay remembers going with Grandman Nita and Toya to Kmart to buy popcorn and sugar twists.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two loving sons, John Lawrence Tucker, Sr., and Richard Owen Tucker (wife, Juanita Tucker who preceded him in death), a devoted daughter-in-law, Barbara M. Tucker; two brothers, Claude Fowlkes and his wife (Ruby) and Harold Fowlkes; two sisters, Mildred Favors and Portia Hobbs; one sister-in-law, Fannie Rather; ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, Sarah Hunt a very devoted friend and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Services Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Hawkes Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone with interment in the Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Blackstone.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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