Juanita Elizabeth McLendon
Juanita Elizabeth McLendon
  • April 8, 1927 - August 7, 2017
  • Gadsden, Alabama

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Juanita Elizabeth Morgan McLendon, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August, 7, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be at 12:30 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Her grandson, Rev. John Morgan McElwee and Pastor, Rev. Joey Jones will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.
Mrs. McLendon was a resident of Gadsden for most of her life and was a faithful member of Whorton Bend Baptist Church for 77 years and was baptized in 1940. She was a "homemaker and a gardener". She was loved by her family and friends and all who knew her. Mrs. McLendon, "Tu" to those who knew her best, was a faithful Christian and a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a green thumb, because of her garden tomatoes and her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Nathan Albert Pevsner; son, Jim McLendon; loving husband of 59 years, Joseph Ward McLendon; parents, Charlie and Laura Jo Gilbert Morgan; brothers, Bert, Roscoe, F.E. (BILL); sisters, Fran M. Willis, Annie Mell M. Moore, Adeline M. Moore, Margaret M. Pullen, and Martha Oleta M. Nipper.
She is survived by her children, Harry (Susan) McLendon (Gadsden), Ginger (John) Porter (Pensacola, FL) and Kendra (Randy) Wood (Gadsden); grandchildren, Brandon (Susan) Guffey, April (Jody) Keene, Chase (Trudie) Guffey, Bonnie (Kevin) Silvey, Mary Sharpe, Stacie (Nathan) Burke, Simon Porter, Taylor (Paul) McLendon, Dr. Samuel (Shannon) McElwee, Maggie Porter, Morgan (Terry) Rushing, Nick (Megan) Porter, and Rev. John (Ariel) McElwee; great-grandchildren, Lily, Alyssa, Spencer, Hannah, Ella, Sarah, Will, Zac, Karlye, Lucy, Jonathon, JT, Samuel Sellers, and Oliver Porter. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Rosemary) Morgan (Gadsden); sister, Ilaween M. (Julie) White (Rainbow City); sister-in-law, Iva Morgan (Rainbow City); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Gann and the JB Raines family.
Special thanks to the staff at Camellia Hospice and Dr. Jason Ayers for all you did in the last few years of her life.
The family will receive friends from 10:30am-12:30pm Thursday, prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Whorton Bend Baptist Church, 2820 Whorton Bend Rd, Gadsden, AL 35901.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.