Juanita Dunaway Herring, 90 years old, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ surrounded by her family on April 4, 2019. She entered this world on August 30, 1928, born to Perla and Mary Dunaway, in Pike County, MS. She was raised in the Mesa Community and was a long-time resident of Baker, LA. Juanita was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Baker. She was a Homemaker who loved and cherished her family. She was a very talented seamstress, needleworker and artist and a fabulous cook.
Juanita is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ernest Herring; parents, Perla and Mary Dunaway; 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Juanita is survived by her daughters, Paula and husband, Butch Westbrook, and Cheryl and husband, Bill Ory; grandchildren, Monica Decker, Cherisse and husband, Brandon Carey, Cyndi and husband, Todd Kearney, Wesley and Crystal Ory; great-grandchildren, Frank Lees, Jr., Melissa Craig, Joshua Duncan, Harley Johnson, Jeremy and Ashlynn Kearney; and great-great grandchildren, Isabelle and Elizabeth Craig, Solara Johnson, Priya and Joshua Duncan, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Butch Westbrook, Bill Ory, Todd Kearney, Wes Ory, Joshua Duncan, and Jeremy Kearney.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Valentine, Randy Herring, Frank Lees, Jr., Harley Johnson, Kevin Herring, and Stan Herring.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Saturday, April, 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Jay Avance. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker, LA.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave a personal message for the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.
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Prayers for your girls and their families. Mrs. Juanita was a sweet and beautiful lady who is with her Lord and Mr. Ernest. I know she’ll be missed but we will see her again someday.
Joy Mizell McGinnisDenton, TX
So sorry for the loss of this Dear Sweet Lady. She is where she wanted to be since her life partner had passed. "When someone you Love becomes a memory..the memory becomes a treasure." LOVE to ALL and RIP Ms. Juanita..
Alice KearneyGoreville, IL
What a sweet lady. I really enjoyed getting to know her in a special way at Oakwood. Loved seeing her when I went there. Sorry for her loss but she is a Happy Person to see all her love ones. Especially Mr. Ernest.. Praying for you all...
Sylvia and Byron JacksonBaker, LA