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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Juanita Grelle

October 2, 1935July 27, 2020

Juanita Broadwater Grelle passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the age of 84. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her life. She was the cherished wife of the late George P. Grelle. Loving mother of Hope G. Bacala (Steven), and George P. Grelle, II (Christle). Daughter of the late Kenneth and Martha Delawder Michaels. Sister of Elenor Foltz, the late Anna Grace Pettenbauch, and the late James Broadwater. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Edmond L. Maynard, Jr. (Teigan), Brittany M. Williams (Justin), and Connor P. Neill (Amber), and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ian, Eaden, Raiden, Layla, Gavin, Evelynn, and Cohen, along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Juanita was born on October 2, 1935, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and moved to New Orleans in 1960. She was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish from 1970 until she moved to Slidell in 2006. She was employed at St. Tammany Parish Library, where she had many close friends. She was an active member and parishioner of The Covenant Baptist Church in Slidell. She was also involved with the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society. Juanita found pleasure in gardening, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her sweet smile, loving spirit, and her care for others. She was well-loved and will be deeply missed by us all. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a visitation at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, on Friday, August 7, 2020, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. A funeral service will be held in Juanita's memory at 1:30 PM. She will be laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Services

7 August

Visitation

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

St Bernard Mem Funeral Home

701 W VIRTUE ST
CHALMETTE, LA 70043

7 August

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

St Bernard Mem Funeral Home

701 W VIRTUE ST
CHALMETTE, LA 70043

Memories

Juanita Grelle

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Wendy West

August 5, 2020

Hope, Edmond, Brittany, and family, my heart hurts for you. Ms. Juanita was such an amazing woman. The love that she had for her family radiated from her heart. I will never forget her beautiful smile and how she always gave me a warm hug when I saw her. May you find peace in the legacy of love she left behind for your beautiful families. ❤️❤️❤️

Robbie Maynard

August 5, 2020

Ms.jluanita was a very sweet and loving lady . She loved her family and lived her grandchildren and would do anything for anyone . She was there when I needed someone to talk to when I lost my dad.i will always remember her in my thoughts and prays.juanita loved to make stuff for us to put on our trees or on our tables .she will be sadly missed and I will hold her memories very dear to me.

Karen Serpas Delos Reyes

August 5, 2020

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.

Michaelle Barrow

July 31, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family during this difficult time.
Miss Juanita was one of the sweetest women that I know. She always had a kind word to say and was always a joy to be around.
She will be sadly missed by myself as well as many others.

Susan Taggart

July 31, 2020

Miss Juanita was the sweetest lady and an inspiration. I enjoyed working with her. Her positive outlook always brightened my day.
I will miss my fellow left-handed crocheting buddy!

Mark Foltz

July 29, 2020

Juanita and my grandmother are sisters. Grandma talks a lot about her and will miss her. We send our condolences.

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