Juanita Rascoe Ducote, 85, of Bridge City passed away Monday, Jan. 21, in Orange. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City with Pastor Bob Boone officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches. A gathering of family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Born in Haynesville, LA on Jan. 31, 1927, Juanita was the daughter of Baxter R. and Dora Lee (Ferguson) Rascoe. She was Dr. J.B. Jones’ nurse for 20 years, a member of First Baptist Church of Bridge City and the Golden Harvest Group. She was also a past member of the VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Ducote most recently resided at The Meadows Nursing Home where she quickly met numerous friends including the staff there. She loved and cared for her family and friends and they will all miss her tremendously.

Mrs. Ducote is preceded in death by her parents, Baxter and Dora Rascoe; husband, Marshall J. Ducote; daughter, Juanita Loper; granddaughter, Karen Loper; brothers, Guy Rascoe, James Rascoe and Calvin Rascoe and sisters, Louise Cates and Faye Streetman.

She is survived by her great granddaughter, Jessica Young of Port Arthur; niece, Ouida and Robert Simonton of Bridge City, and their family; Robert Jr. and Joy Simonton; Kristi and Stuart Bertles, both of Bridge City; Micheal and Tina Simonton of Hawaii; Hayley Cook, Christian Simonton, Adley Simonton, Mackenzie Cook, Brett Bertles and Brooke Bertles all of Bridge City, and a host of family who all love her.

Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews, Tommy Howard, Jason Head, Gary Rascoe, David Rascoe, Brett Bertles, Stuart Bertles, Robert Simonton, Jr., and Christian Simonton. Honorary pallbearers will be Byron Franks and Gerald Morris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Ducote’s name to First Baptist Church of Bridge City, 200 W Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611.