OBITUARY

Juanita Michael

December 2, 1927January 2, 2019
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Juanita Jean Riddle Michael, age 91 passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was the daughter of James Victor and Jewell Pardue Riddle. She was a Primitive Baptist. Ms. Michael was a loving and gifted high school English teacher for thirty-three years in the Prentiss County School System, having worked at Marietta, Pisgah, Thrasher, and New Site (where she was awarded Teacher of the Year for many consecutive years). In high school and college she was a highly talented basketball player, in later years she enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, especially her Bible. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, friends and students. She was a godly, positive influence on all she met, was highly esteemed and a GRAND LADY. She leaves two daughters, Lila Michael (David) Sims and Leonda Michael (Garry) Huddleston; three sons; Greg Michael, Dale ( fiance Joelene Burress) Michael and Weylon (Tonja) Michael; seven grandchildren, Casey Huddleston (Justin) Underwood, Meghan Huddleston, Scott Sims(Haley), Carlin Sims(Jason) Crowe, Layne Michael (fiance Anna Claire Prather) , Skyler Michael and Marissa Michael; one brother, Adrian Boyd (Lavelle) Riddle; two great grandchildren, Robert Andrew (Drew) Crowe and Sawyer Aaron Sims. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James William Riddle, one sister, Dempsey Gwendolyn Chrestman; and the Father of her children, Charles Wayne Michael. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at East Booneville Baptist church. Bro. Trey Lambert will deliver the eulogy and some family members will share her own personal memories. Burial will follow in New Site Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the church and visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Layne Michael, Skyler Michael, Scott Sims, Jason Crowe, Justin Underwood and Jazz Prather. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Riddle, Stan Riddle, Charles Chrestman, Kim Chrestman, David Sims and Garry Huddleston.

  • FAMILY

  • Lila Michael (David) Sims, Daughter
  • Leonda Michael (Garry) Huddleston, Daughter
  • Greg Michael, Son
  • Dale (Jolene Burress) Michael, Son
  • Weylon (Tonja) Michael, Son
  • Casey Huddleston (Justin) Underwood, Grandchild
  • Meghan Huddleston, Grandchild
  • Scott (Haley) Sims, Grandchild
  • Carlin Sims (Jason) Crowe, Grandchild
  • Layne (Anna Claire Prather) Michael, Grandchild
  • Skyler Michael, Grandchild
  • Marissa Michael, Grandchild
  • Adrian Boyd (Lavelle) Riddle, Brother
  • Robert Andrew "Drew" Crowe, Great Grandchild
  • Sawyer Aaron Sims, Great Grandchild
  • James Victor Riddle, Father
  • Jewell Pardue Riddle, Mother
  • James William Riddle, Brother
  • Dempsey Gwendolyn Chrestman, Sister
  • Charles Wayne Michael, Father of her children
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Layne Michael, Active Pallbearer
  • Skyler Michael, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Sims, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Crowe, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Underwood, Active Pallbearer
  • Jazz Prather, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Riddle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stan Riddle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Chrestman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kim Chrestman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Sims, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Garry Huddleston, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Juanita Michael

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Laura Thomas (Webb)

January 7, 2019

Ms Michael taught me my senior year, ‘79, and Greg was one of my best friends at New Site. I only attended for that year, but it was absolutely my favorite year of school. I goofed off a lot, but Ms Michael got my attention. She was tough, but, oh, so, sweet and caring. She was my favorite teacher of all the different schools I went to around the country and overseas. She was a gem! I know she is missed, but I know she is experiencing some awesome things right now. I’ll hug her neck and thank her when I get there. I’m praying for you all and especially for my old buddy, Greg. Love to you all,

Opal Boyd

January 5, 2019

Juanita was the best friend one could ever have. I will miss her .

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Biography

Juanita Jean Riddle Michael, age 91 passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was the daughter of James Victor and Jewell Pardue Riddle.
She was a Primitive Baptist. Ms. Michael was a loving and gifted high school English teacher for thirty-three years in the Prentiss County School System, having worked at Marietta, Pisgah, Thrasher, and New Site (where she was awarded Teacher of the Year for many consecutive years). In high school and college she was a highly talented basketball player, in later years she enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, especially her Bible. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, friends and students. She was a godly, positive influence on all she met, was highly esteemed and a GRAND LADY.
She leaves two daughters, Lila Michael (David) Sims and Leonda Michael (Garry) Huddleston; three sons; Greg Michael, Dale ( fiance Joelene Burress) Michael and Weylon (Tonja) Michael; seven grandchildren, Casey Huddleston (Justin) Underwood, Meghan Huddleston, Scott Sims(Haley), Carlin Sims(Jason) Crowe, Layne Michael (fiance Anna Claire Prather) , Skyler Michael and Marissa Michael; one brother, Adrian Boyd (Lavelle) Riddle; two great grandchildren, Robert Andrew (Drew) Crowe and Sawyer Aaron Sims.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James William Riddle, one sister, Dempsey Gwendolyn Chrestman; and the Father of her children, Charles Wayne Michael.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at East Booneville Baptist church. Bro. Trey Lambert will deliver the eulogy and some family members will share her own personal memories. Burial will follow in New Site Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the church and visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday.
Pallbearers will be Layne Michael, Skyler Michael, Scott Sims, Jason Crowe, Justin Underwood and Jazz Prather. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Riddle, Stan Riddle, Charles Chrestman, Kim Chrestman, David Sims and Garry Huddleston.