Mary Juanita Guinn Fletcher
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Mary Juanita Guinn Fletcher, age 84, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Mary Juanita was born in Washington County and daughter of the late William Horace & Bessie Mae Hicks Guinn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Marvin Earl “Dokey” Fletcher, Jr. and a daughter, Susan Dawn Fletcher.
She attended Boones Creek Baptist Church and Johnson City Church of God. She had served as Church Organist, Sunday School Teacher, VBS Director, Children & Youth Choir Director and WMU Director. She had a beautiful God given voice and loved to sing for Him. She played and sang for many weddings and funerals. She was a Christian who studied the Bible passionately and was a bold witness for Jesus Christ to all she met. God inspired her to write volumes of Poetry. She also taught piano and enjoyed drawing, painting and was an avid reader. She enjoyed beautiful flowers.
Mary Juanita was Assistant Manager at Lerner Shop clothing store in the Johnson City Mall for many years. She retired from East Tennessee State University Bookstore. While employed by ETSU, one of her most cherished duties was to fit graduates with their caps and gowns. She loved the students and they loved her!
She was the Salutatorian of her Lamar High School graduating class and was also voted Friendliest. She was on the basketball and softball teams (catcher for six years for the best pitchers in the county). She was a member of numerous school clubs. She enjoyed singing, acting, playing the piano. She represented Lamar Community in the Burley Bowl and was crowned Burley Bowl Queen 1952-1953. She designed and worked with her friends from the community on the float she rode which won first place.
During her first quarter as a student at ETSU, she was first runner-up in Homecoming.
She was a Lifetime Member of the PTA. Along with other members, raised enough money to furnish the playground at Lamar School.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Delight Boreing (Forrest), Sandra Darlene Reimer (Don), Shelia Diane Fletcher and Stephanie Denise Cole (Robert); grandchildren, Heather Boreing, Richard Arwood, Benjamin Arwood, Matthew Reimer (Lindsey), Cody Street, Austin Street, Wade Cole and Luke Cole (Emily); great-grandchildren, Isabella Grace Street, Wyatt Boreing, Kinley Cole, Brooke Reimer and Brinkley Reimer; special niece, Hope Palmer, niece, Jill Fletcher; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, June 26, 2020 at Lone Oak Christian Church, 1914 Lone Oak Road, Johnson City, with Pastor Dwight Jenkins and Rev. Toonie Cash officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon-2:00 pm Friday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew Reimer, Richard Arwood, Cody Street, Austin Street, Wade Cole and Luke Cole.
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I’m so sorry to hear about Juanita , I just heard. She was the nicest person. Always smiling.
I remember seeing Juanita in Lerners at the Mall back in the 70s. I was a teenager and loved to shop there with my aunts. I thought she had the prettiest eyes and smile. One day I saw her talking to someone and in parting I heard her tell that person she would be praying for her. That really touched my heart deeply for some reason and I felt that the beautiful cross necklace she wore was not just a decorative piece of jewelry. Every time I was in there I would see her with that same smile and kind eyes. Years later I would see her again when I started to church with my mom and sister at the Johnson City Church of God. We got to hear her and her beautiful, sweet daughter, Stephanie, sing and play there. We got to know her and her testimony, and her sincere, deep love for God and people. I never told her what an impact she made on a teenage girl with those 5 words " I'll be praying for you" she spoke to someone that day. I would like to think someday, someone could think of something I had said or did would have that kind of lasting impression for God. I know in Heaven she is still smiling and those beautiful eyes are Still sparkling at all she is seeing now.
We sure are sorry about losing her. She was a strong person and one of her qualities that I admired the most was... she was not afraid to witness to anyone. She was not shy about Jesus love for us. We should all be more like that.
My sweet, sweet friend. What wonderful memories I will always have of you. With your Beautiful smile and your great big heart. I will miss you my friend. May there be lots of Reese’s Pieces in heaven!
John & Judy Markwood
Sheila, Stephanie, Sharon & Sandra
We are so sorry about your mother's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joyce Ellis Turner
i am so , so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was and is still the most Godly woman I have ever known. She is home now, happy at peace and rest with her dear Mother, Father, Susan and Doakie. She was a dear friend, and has been, since I was five yesrs old. I planned on coming to the funeral, but my health is not really great right now. My prayers are with you dear children, and may you find comfort and peace in the says ahead. I loved Juanita, she is now singing with the angels. God bless all of you.
Stacey Britt and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Your mom was a wonderful woman who always made you feel welcome when she was around.
Our families go back several generations.As far back as I can remember she was always a witness for the Lord,always a smile and love for her Family.I know she is pleased to be where we all hope to join her...I can hear her saying ...see its just like I told you it would be...prayers for her Family..Her mom and dad are joined with their angle now..
Robert N. (Bob) Runion, Jr
My sincerest condolences to my cousin Juanita and her family in this time of sorrow.
A mother is with us always, forever in our memory. With deepest sympathy.
Deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one.
Billy Joe Guinn and Sue Guinn Legg
Love her always and pray for each of her children as they carry on in her footsteps.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. I am grateful and blessed that I was able to spend a little time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you guys.
My faith and my spiritual believes are what they are today because of this godly loven woman. Juanita Fletcher always had a small on her face when she greeded me and always treated me like a daughter . I love you Juanita I will miss you and you will always have a very special place in my heart and when I speak of you it will be nothing but sweet godly words as you hv taught us all to be good to one another to love and praise the Lord . You will be missed thank you for the many godly love lessons you had taught and showed me and thank you for being a light in my up bringing..your name will always brings smiles upon faces .
Sending my Condolences Sheila, WOW your Mother led a Full active life obviously Loved by many. What a Legacy! Keep her Memories close. Love you!!! Mary Barnett
May the good Lord provide peace and comfort to each of you...Praise God for his saving grace. Sending much love and prayers for your family.
I an sorry for your loss. And I know from experience how much it hurts to lose your mother. She is so happy right now for she is with Jesus and always remember that she loved each and every one of you and you shall meet again in heaven. Lovebya all