Juanita Daniel Taylor received her heavenly home on January 4, 2013. She was born on June 25, 1923 to Celia Ellis Daniel and Charlie Daniel. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Pearl Logan, Vera Epps, Maurice Daniel, Carl Daniel, and Irma Jewel Koster.
On May 10, 1941, Juanita married Clifford Taylor. They spent 57 years together before he passed away on January 4, 1998. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Taylor Moore, and her husband Michael, and one granddaughter, Lauren Moore Lee, and her husband Michael Lee. She loved all the Taylor family, the Moore family, and her many friends.
Juanita Taylor joined the First Assembly of God Church in the early 1940’s where she taught an adult Sunday School Class and served as Secretary/Treasurer. She dearly loved her Church family. She never missed a service – Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. Juanita loved participating in the Women’s Ministry. Juanita’s life exemplified a true, Christian woman. She loved the Lord with all her heart. The most important things in her life were serving the Lord and serving her family. She has received her ultimate reward – Heaven.
In 1941, Juanita began her career at The Cleburne County Bank where she worked most of her life until she retired in 1989 as Vice President and Cashier. She had many loyal customers who requested her assistance in banking matters. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Juanita’s granddaughter, Lauren, was the light of her life. She enjoyed playing games with her and taking her shopping just about every Saturday.
One of Juanita’s many talents was cooking delicious meals. Her chicken and dumplings were the highlight of her Christmas Day dinner. She loved making her mother’s Chocolate pie recipe. There was none better!
The family would like to thank Southridge Nursing Facility and Cleburne County Hospice for the tender, loving care she received the last few years of her life. She made quite an impact on the nurses and aides which was evident by the many kind words they shared with the family during her final days. When they spoke of Juanita with tears in their eyes, we knew they loved her. A special thank you to her neighbor, Barbara Fox, who watched over her and cared for her daily.
Visitation was 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Heber Springs Funeral Home. Funeral Services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Heber Springs Funeral Home with interment following the service at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. For more information please visit www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com or call 501.887.9152.