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Juanita Reed

February 1, 1939 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 82)

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The beautiful and bubbly spirit of Juanita Reed came to an end on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. She was in her 82nd season of a joyful life.

Juanita was born February 1, 1939, in Sparkman, AR the daughter of Nazree Browning and Hattie Jones. She met and married William Reed, Sr. at an early age and together they raised two sons. She was a member of Piney Grove AME church in Arkadelphia where she was a faithful member and enjoyed serving the Lord.

Juanita was a fashionable, glamourous woman who enjoyed looking good with makeup, the latest fashions, jewelry, and her favorite perfume, Red Door every time she stepped out of the house. She enjoyed living life to the fullest fellowshipping with family, friends, and talking on the telephone. She was a people person who loved her family and being in the lives of children. She retired from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia after many years of dedicated service as a custodian. Later on in life, she went back to OBU where she became a foster grandparent until her final days.


Those welcoming her in heaven include her parents, Nazree Browning and Hattie Jones; husband, William L. Reed, Sr.; one son, Terry Reed; one brother, Jerry Browning, and one granddaughter, Nikita Reed.


Those left to cherish her memories are her son, William J. (Gwendolyn) Reed, of Arkadelphia; four brothers, Bennie (Gweneva) Jones, and Ronnie Browning, both of Arkadelphia, Robert (Delores) Browning, of St. Louis, MO, Larry (Pamela) Browning, of Clinton, MD, and Nazree (Jacqueline) Browning, of Detroit, MI; one granddaughter, Kristen (Joseph) Newborn; one great-grandson, Kameron Reese; two great-granddaughters, Jasmine and Jaleyah Newborn, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and her piney Grove AME Church family. 

Services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia, AR. Visitation will be at Mitchell Funeral Home from 12 noon-6:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Graveside services will be at Piney Grove Cemetery in Arkadelphia at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 20, 2021. The committal and final resting place will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. The online guestbook is available online to sign at

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August 19, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Home
1809 Caddo Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Graveside Service
August 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Piney Grove A.M.E Church
1721 Manchester Rd.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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