Juanita Pasley 1950-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Ms. Juanita Pasley, 71, departed this life Friday, July 23, 2021.

Juanita was born June 10, 1950, in Youngstown, a daughter of Stevia Wesson. She was reared by her grandmother, Eddie “Big Mom” Wesson; this is where her foundation and principles were embedded on her outlook of life and people. Not only did she have this foundation from her grandmother, but she also had the love and support from her mother. She was a graduate of South High School and earned her degree from Youngstown State University. Juanita always had a wonderful sense of humor and she enjoyed making others laugh and had a unique observation of people with an honest approach. Helping others was always key in whatever she did, whether it was listening or searching for solutions to everyday problems. This was something that probably made her successful while serving as executive director of the United Methodist Center.

She was formerly a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Millcreek Community Center.

She is survived by her sister, Delores Duncan of Youngstown; and her brother, Kenneth (Secil) of Atlanta, Ga.; an aunt, Vivian Strozier of Youngstown; cousin, Maureen Hughes of Detroit, Mich.; cousin and special caregiver, Barbara Abron of Girard; along with a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stephen and Eddie Wesson; her mother, Stevia Pasley; and two sisters, Jean Whitman and Edna Bolden.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at Caprice Nursing Facility.

Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home. Guests are asked to wear masks and to practice social distancing. Guests are asked not to linger after viewing. Services for the family will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

A service of love and dignity was entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden.

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