The Mt. Juliet church family has been so blessed to get to know Mrs. Juanita Richardson in recent times. In recent years she moved to Rutland Place and began worshipping with us. Several of the elders and ministers have led Bible studies at Rutland Place and during this time we grew to love Mrs. Juanita even more. She not only was a student of the Word of God, but knowledgeable and devoted. She was pleasant, but firm. If she believed it, she didn’t hesitate to stand on it. I agree completely with her obituary that described her as a “A beautiful woman inside and out. A kind and sweet woman to all. She always saw the good in everything. She was the family cheerleader who had a pep in her step and a twinkle in her eye. She was born January 15, 1921 in Jackson County, TN to the late Curry Huffines and Madge Draper Huffines. She was a homemaker and a member of the church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Richardson; her second husband, James Forkum; brother, Harold Draper Huffines; sister, Eva West. Survivors include daughter, Margaret (Gene) Hendon of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Rob (Shannon) Hendon, John (Katie) Hendon, and Amy (Jeff) Scott all of Nashville, TN; three great grandchildren, Cash Hendon, Kolten Hendon, and Jake Scott all of Nashville, TN; brother, O’Neal (Jerldine) Huffines of Gainesboro, TN; sister, Patsy (Harold) Denton of Joelton, TN. Services were held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice St. Thomas or the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund by contacting the funeral home, Anderson Upper Cumberland.
Her family has expressed their appreciation multiple times to us. They even brought by a brief note that Juanita had recently written to us; “Thanks to Brother John Michael and Brother Shannon for their visits. Others came too. The flowers were so special. But anyway, thanks for your care for me. Juanita Richardson”
Her daughter wrote; As we were going through mother’s things we came across this note and check. It was written the day before her stroke. We were blown away by all your acts of kindness during her illness and funeral. All your visits, calls, and prayers didn’t go unnoticed. Your Christian love was shining through. The food the day of the funeral was much appreciated. God is truly alive there at the Mt. Juliet church of Christ!
In Christian Love and Appreciation,
Margie Hendon, Juanita’s daughter
Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints.