Homegoing celebration services Mrs. Juanita Ruth Nelson Robinson will be held Monday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at St. James B.C. Cemetery.

Juanita Ruth Nelson Robinson was born on Dec. 13, 1930 to the union of the late Lloyd Peterson Sr. and Aline Seamster Nelson.

At an early age, she accepted Christ at St. James Baptist Church. Juanita later joined the Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church where she was a devoted and loving usher under former Pastor E. J. Barnes.
In her youth, Juanita attended the Concord School and later Webster High School. She demonstrated her love of cooking by working at various places including the Pines Room Café.

In May of 1977, she married her childhood sweetheart Willie J. Robinson. Their strong matrimonial bond remained until his death in December of 2001.

She was the beloved matriarch of the family, always assisting those in need. Whether one needed a kind word or a deed performed, Juanita never hesitated to be of assistance.

Flowers were her passion. Every year she grew a beautiful collection of annuals and caladiums in her flowerbed, as well as her porch.

Juanita was a well dressed, classy lady who passed down her sense of style to her granddaughters, who affectionately called her “The Senior Fox.”

Juanita Robinson departed this earthly life on May 8, 2017 at Minden Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters: Fannie Bea Bryant, Mildred McClendon- Taylor, and Margaret Jefferson; brothers: Lloyd Peterson Jr. and infant Howard Eugene Nelson.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory her loving and devoted son, James Charles Young- Nelson (Rosalind) of Minden; her brother, Rodney Cardell Nelson (Gracie) of Minden; two granddaughters, Alexis Nelson of Princeton and Dreya Nelson of Minden; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 14 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to kennonsmortuary@suddenlink.net.