Freida Juanita Brown White

November 3, 2020

Juanita, 87 years old, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center in Las Vegas, NV. She lived in Las Vegas for 31 years. She was born on July 16, 1933 in Hartford, KY to Mervin and Mary Lou Cooper Brown. Her family moved to Lake County, Indiana area, where she lived and raised her family for over 60 years until moving to Las Vegas.

Survived by her children: Pamela K. Willis Childress (Vernon) Goodlettsville, TN, William C. Willis, Las Vegas, NV, Nancy J. Willis-Wesolek, Phoenix, AZ, Debra L. Willis-Collins, Phoenix, AZ; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; Juanita’s youngest sister Ruth Cox, Pensacola, FL.

Preceded in death by her sons, Darin Lee Willis, May 5, 1967 and Thomas E. Merritt, March 29, 2003; and seven of her siblings.

Juanita was a member of Assembly of God Churches in both Las Vegas, NV and Lake County, IN. She was also a member of the D.A.R by her maternal grandfather, David Nathaniel Cooper. She loved her kids, grandchildren, church family, and all of her siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed dancing, music, and was a social butterfly at all the family reunions. Juanita had such a gift for speaking and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Juanita will be laid to rest on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Graveside service will be held at Calumet Park Cemetery, 2305 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410.

Graveside Service

Monday, December 28, 2020
11:30 A.M. Line up for procession 11-11:15 A.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128