Plymouth- Juanita Verdell Johnson, of Mt. Tobe Rd., passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 25. She was born March 17, 1927 in New York City, NY a daughter of the late William E. and Ernestine (Steele) Johnston Sr. She is retired from SNET after many years as a supervisor. Juanita was a member of the Christ C.M.E. Church of Waterbury where she was vice president of their Willing Workers. She was also an LPN who worked for several area home care organizations as well as private duty. She was a devoted and compassionate mother, grandmother and sister who will be very deerly missed. She is survived by three daughters, Juanita Johnson of Waterbury, Arianna and Tia Johnson of Plymouth, four sons, Michael Joyner of Las Vegas, NV, Narvie and Eric Johnson both of Illinois, and Niles Johnson of California and one brother, William E. Johnston of New Haven. She also leaves ten grandchildren, Cameron Johnson, Lance Trotman, Brandon Trotman, Chaz Pitts, Georgio Nieves, Levonte Cooper, Narvie Cooper, Valerie Johnson, Devol Joyner and Andre Joyner as well as many nieces nephews and cousins. Juanita was predeceased by a daughter, Tonya Johnson, three sons, Russell, Andre and Devol Joyner, a sister, Joyce Gatling and a brother, Edward J. Johnston. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ C. M. E. Church, 32 Maple St., Waterbury. Burial will follow at Hamden Plains Cemetery, 246 Circular Ave., Hamden, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 9-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. The Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Juanita, a very special friend, who always helped everyone. I love you and I’ll miss you. Always, Rosemary

  2. Cousin Juanita, I just want to leave this message may you rest in peace and that we were so close and have so much love for each other as cousins. Your last word to me was to look after Tia and Arianna, and to love them both regardless. I miss you, i miss the talks we had and miss coming to Connecticut to see the girls But time has changed now and we have gone different paths i know you are in a safe place and watching over us, and help tia to understands that i have nothing but love for her, to protect her and do what is right for her. Arianna have never had the opportunity to bond with me the way i wanted but i do love them both unconditionally. You always thought me the value of family, respect and love and i will cherish that for the rest of my life. Your Cousin Juanita i can be contacted at 347-490-2147 Anyone from the family that have any contact with Tia Or Arianna please let me know . Thank you.

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