Juanita was born on August 9, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica to Joye Enid May Edwards and Vincent Woon. She attended school in Jamaica and later college at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York; where she also worked until her retirement. She married Cyril George Jones in Jamaica before migrating to the U.S. in 1980.
Juanita lived in Brooklyn, New York for 35 years before relocating to Virginia where she lived for 2 years with her daughter and family. She loved the Lord with a passion that was relentless and unwavering. She loved everyone she met and always welcomed everyone into her home. She loved to attend church and would do mission work every Saturday. Traveling was her specialty and she was always on the go visiting her kids throughout the US or overseas.
She is survived by her 9 children: Carol “Maria” Gary (George), Anthony McDonald, Marva McDonald, Marcia Lightfoot (Densil), Byron Hill, Boris Hill, Lissann Jones, Aundre Jones, Jerwayne Jones (Latecia). She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Ox Hill Baptist Church. A viewing will be held from 12:00 -1:00 PM and a service to follow. Interment at Stonewall Memory Gardens. Flowers will be accepted at Advent Funeral Home.