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Juanita Williamson Reed

July 14, 1935 — March 8, 2024

Krotz Springs – Juanita Williamson Reed, a beloved member of the community, passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, in 1935, Juanita dedicated her life to serving others through her work and volunteer efforts.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will take place in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Krotz Springs.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Krotz Springs from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral home will re-open for visitation at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, until 10:30 a.m.
 
Throughout her career, Juanita made a lasting impact as an elementary teacher at Krotz Springs Elementary School for 38 years. Her passion for education shone through as she nurtured young minds and inspired generations of students. In addition to her work in the classroom, she also lent her kindness and compassion to a special needs class for 10 years, embodying the true spirit of patience and understanding.
 
Outside of work, Juanita was known for her exceptional talents in the kitchen. Her pies and crusts were legendary among friends and family, bringing joy to all who had the pleasure of tasting them. Every month, she would also bring cakes to the nursing home and visit with the residents, which always brought a smile to their faces. She also found solace and community through quilting with her church, using her skills to create beautiful pieces that warmed the hearts of those around her. 
 
A devout member of the First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs, Juanita's faith was an integral part of her life. She generously shared her culinary gifts by cooking and baking for bereavement meals at the church, offering comfort and sustenance to those in need. Her heart of gold and infectious smile could light up any room, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the privilege of knowing her.
 
In addition to her professional accomplishments and dedication to her church, Juanita found joy in music. She played the piano and sang for both the First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs and St. Anthony Catholic Church for many years, sharing her talents with congregations and enriching worship services with her beautiful voice.

One of Juanita’s favorite past times was visiting with her friends from her graduating class. Throughout the last 70 years, their friendship has never wavered. Whenever she was able, Juanita loved to travel. She was proud to say she had been to all 50 states. 
 
Among her proudest accomplishments were being a member of the Eastern Star, serving on the Fire District Board, and participating in the Women's Missionary Union. These roles allowed Juanita to further contribute to causes close to her heart and make a difference in the lives of others.

Juanita's legacy lives on through her surviving family: sons Gordy Reed and his wife, Cindy and Tim Reed and his wife, Charlotte; her daughter, Krystie Stanfield; her 7 grandchildren, Trisha McRae, Erica Lisco, Casey Dupuis and her husband, John, Cody Reed and his wife, April, Timothy “Beaux” Reed, Lexie Landry and Ember Mulleens and her husband Cody; and her 7 great-grandchildren, Holdan McRae, Dru Reed, Lizzi Dupuis, Lane Reed, Kali Reed, Raegan Lisco and Chayse Lisco; and her sister-in-law, Reva Reed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eric Joseph Reed; her parents, Oscar Gordy and Kathryn Williamson; her mother-in-law, Angeline Reed and father-in-law, Dores Reed; her sister, Vera “Tootsie” Jarreau and her husband, Roland; her son-in-law, Walter Stanfield; her sisters-in-law, Grace Moran and her husband, Louis and Gloria Jones and her husband, Dick; her brother-in-law Roy Reed; and her aunt, Rexie Little and her husband, Robert.

Pallbearers will be Cody Reed, Lane Reed, Timothy “Beaux” Reed, Holdan McRae, John Dupuis, Chad Nall and Teddy Nall.
 
Juanita Williamson Reed will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, generosity, and service will continue to inspire generations to come. May she rest in peace knowing that she touched countless lives with grace and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in Juanita’s memory (www.LBCH.org)

Family and friends are invited to visit our website at www.lafondardoin.com.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Ave., Krotz Springs, LA 70750, (337) 942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 15, 2024

11:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Krotz Springs)

239 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2024

8:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Krotz Springs)

239 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs

740 Front St, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Burial

Saturday, March 16, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Cemetery - Krotz Springs

740 Front St, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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