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Juanita B. Patrick went peacefully into the arms of her Savior on January 2, 2017. She was born on July 15, 1923 in Rockford, IL. Juanita lived most of her life here and was part of the first graduating class of East High School. She went to Moody Bible School and went on to serve and teach others about Jesus in the Philippines for 25 years. She was also owner of the Yarn Basket on Longwood Ave. Juanita was a lifelong member of Elim Baptist Church and recently First Baptist Church.
Survivors include nephew, Steve (Lori) Patrick; great nieces, Stephanie and Caley Patrick; and also very good friends, Bonnie Mundel and Nancy Korlesky. Predeceased by parents and two brothers.
Private burial. Memorial Services on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 11:00 am in First Baptist Church, 5304 Charles St., Rockford. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

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  1. Caley

    I still play piano in the free practice rooms at college. Almost entirely self-taught, and Juanita's piano was where I started. I think of her when I play sometimes, especially when I press the keys a little too hard. "Not so loud! Take it easy." Rest in peace.

  2. Barbara Carlson Hayward

    Juanita was my Dad's, Marve Carlson, cousin. We would have picnics with Juanita and her Mom when we visited Rockford in the summer. For Christmas she went to a lot of effort to send each of us a small gift from the Philippians where she served God for so many years. I admired her dedication to serve children faithfully for so many years as a single woman so far from family. Truly God said "Welcome Home". Good and faithful servant!

  3. Lori Patrick

    You are at peace.. Tell everyone hello..Love you Juanita

  4. Mildred Nelson

    Dear Steve and family, Juanita spoke to me often of your care for her when I had the occasion to drive her somewhere. I know God will reward you for your care of His servant. We all are glad that she is now out of her pain and frustration with the weakness of an aging frail body. We who know Christ as our Redeemer from sin have a Blessed hope of Eternity with Him. How wonderful that she is now experiencing that Life.

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