She was born on September 17, 1931, to Wyley and Elizabeth (Parker) Martin in Wesson. Juanita graduated Cophia Lincoln Community College where she played basketball and Southern Mississippi University with a bachelor's degree in science. In January of 1954 she married Allen Warfield. She and her husband moved to Gunnison, where she taught school at Gunnison High School and was also the girls’ basketball coach.
After the raising her family she went back to work as a teacher for Rosedale High School and was a former assistant Post Master at Gunnison Post Office for several years.
She married Wendall Whittington March of 1998. Juanita was a DAR member and a member of the Gunnison Methodist Church. She was a caregiver and loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 9-11 a.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home with Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Beulah Cemetery. Rev. Diane Elliott will officiate.
She is survived by daughter, Billie (Lee) McNece of Oxford; sons, Allen Warfield Jr. of Gunnison and Walter (Kathy) Warfield of Ruleville; grandson, Lee "L.J." McNece of Oxford; granddaughter, Katherine "Nickie" Warfield of Ruleville; and special nephew, Kenneth Martin of New Orleans, La.; she also leaves numerous step-children, step great-grandchildren, step great-great-grandchildren, and a host a nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Lee McNece, L. J. McNece, Robert “Robbie” Belk, Ricky Stone, Stacy Hale and Randy Townsend.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home P O Box 66 Clinton, MS 39060-0066
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