OBITUARY

Juanita Gay James

May 25, 1944September 25, 2020
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Juanita gay James, 76, passed away peacefully on September 25th after a brave fight with cancer. She was born on May 25th 1944, the 4th child of Clarence and Gladys Eagle in Baltimore Maryland.

She was a loving and attentive wife, sister, mom, and a very doting Nana. Her family is what brought her true joy in life. She was never happier than when she had the house full of family and was making a big meal for everyone to enjoy. She loved to cook and worked at Cedar Creek Baptist running the lunchroom for their school and later as the cook at the assisted living facility her mom spent her final years at. She was a very creative person who could sew, embroider, cross stitch and craft. Even more than creating, she enjoyed teaching others these skills.

She was an incredibly strong independent woman. She was always on the go, ready to take on whatever lay in front of her. Her resilience will live on thru those she inspired.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 31 years Joseph, her parents Clarence and Gladys Eagle, her son Robert Honcoop, and her siblings Doris, Terry, and Leonard Eagle. She is survived by her children Rodney and Patti Honcoop, grandchildren Will (Amber) James, Tyler (Carly) Timmons, Cody Honcoop, great-grandchildren Mya and Conner James, her sister Emogene (Neal) Bowser, nieces Brenda and Teresa and a host of others that she touched the lives of.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Neal and Emogene Bowser

October 12, 2020

My loving sister, we have shared so many memories through the years. Some happy, some sad and but mostly fun. It's hard to believe I can't just pick up the phone and call you. Will miss you and our talks.

Daphne Phillips

October 8, 2020

I can't remember a time when I didn't know Gay! She was such a part of my childhood. She taught me to embroider and sew, shared her home and her wonderful daughter with me, and made me feel a part of the family. I am so glad I got to hug her again. She was a special lady with a big spirit; she will be sorely missed. Love you all.

Teresa Stewart

October 7, 2020

I remember spending a lot of time during my summer vacations with my aunt. They are very special memories for me and are very cherished.

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