Juanita passed away peacefully with her family by her side December 2, 2023. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was affectionately called Aunt “Skeet” by some of her nieces and nephews.
Juanita (Glover) Crudup was born April 25, 1928 to the late Fred Sr. and Hellena (Lovelady) Glover of Forest, Mississippi. She was the ninth child of ten siblings. She is preceded in death by her late husband James W. Crudup, parents Fred and Hellena Glover, three sisters: Clara Washington, Nettie Moore and Mary Ware and five brothers: Fred, Jr., Joe, Charles, Nathaniel and Morris Glover.
On January 17, 1948 Juanita was united in holy matrimony to her childhood sweetheart the late James W. Crudup. They shared 75 years of marriage. To this union four children were born: Helen Crudup-Minifield, Sheenata Crudup, James L. Crudup and Byron Crudup.
Juanita was educated in the public schools of Forest, Mississippi. She attended E. T. Hawkins High School.
Juanita was a member of Lynch Chapel United Methodist Church of Forest, Mississippi. She also was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Westland, MI. She was an active member of the Senior Usher Board and Women’s Society of Christian Service Board. She also helped with the Free Food Distribution given Monthly.
Juanita was passionate about gardening. She loved watching her vegetables produce and sharing her harvest with others. She also had a love of flowers. When she was able she spent hours in her yard and garden. She also tended her house plants. Her love of plants was passed on to her children. She had a view out the window of her son’s home to view the flowers in his landscape. Some of the plants were transplants from her home in Mississippi. She was also known by her family and friends as an excellent cook and baker.
Juanita was an avid reader of nonfiction books. She would spend her days reading. She also looked forward every week to reading “The Scott County Times” her hometown newspaper. She would keep up with current events. By reading the newspaper she knew more about what was going on in the community than the people she would talk with on the telephone that currently lived there.
Juanita relocated with her late husband to Michigan in 1950. They resided there until her late husband retired in 1989. At that time they moved back to their hometown of Forest, Mississippi and built a home in 1989. After her late husband’s health began to fail they relocated to Fort Mill, South Carolina in 2017 to be closer to family. They resided with their son James and daughter in love Kelly.
She is survived by her daughters' Helen Crudup-Minifield (Jeremiah) of Ypsilanti, MI and Sheenata Crudup of Kalamazoo, MI; sons' James L. Crudup (Kelly) of Fort Mill, SC and Byron Crudup of Inkster, MI.; one grandson James S. Crudup (Phoebe) of Fort Mill, SC and one great granddaughter Maya Crudup of Fort Mill, SC; one sister Lucy V. Moore of Forest, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.