Juanita Anthony, 95, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Orange. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Sept. 4, at Antioch Cemetery in Florien, La.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 3, at Dorman Funeral Home.
Juanita was born in Dess, La., Nov. 30, 1920 to the late Melvina Corley Miller and Ivy D. Miller. She was married to Curtis Raymond Anthony, June 30, 1938. Juanita was the church clerk at Antioch Baptist Church in Florien, from 1966 – 1986. For many years she devoted her time to caring for her aging parents, two sisters and her brother-in-law.
In her younger years she enjoyed playing dominoes with family, quilting, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church all of her life until she and C.R. moved to Orange in 2002. She attended the Little Cypress Baptist Church where she was loved by many and was served by the Senior Adult Department until her death.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Curtis Raymond Anthony and an infant son, Terrell Leonard Anthony.
Juanita is survived by her daughter, Betty Miller of Orange; grandchildren, Christie Bean and her husband Steve of Liberty and Diana Bengs and her husband Kim of Mansfield; great grandchildren, Brice Bean, Kathleen Bean, Christopher Welch and Christen Welch.
The family of Juanita would like to thank the employees of Gentiva Hospice and Melissa Cooper with Comfort at Home for their love, kindness and wonderful support. A special thank you to Lil’ Betty with Gentiva for her wonderful friendship and care that will never be forgotten.