Juanita Pickett Edmonds, age 83, of Max Meadows, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. She was born, April 4, 1929, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Albert Pickett and Etta Mae Swecker Pickett. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Edmonds; brother, Donald Pickett; sisters, Janie Payne, Iris Payne. She was the last living charter member of Pickett’s Chapel Church of God.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley & Rev. Clayton Quesenberry; son, Dennis & Veta Edmonds all of Max Meadows; three grandchildren, Rev. Kenneth & Brenda Quesenberry, Rev, Andy & Rose Edmonds all of Barren Springs and Dusty Edmonds of Max Meadows; five great-grandchildren, Darren & Heather Quesenberry, Hana Quesenberry and Jeremy Edmonds, Shyanne Edmonds and Chase Edmonds; great-great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Quesenberry; sister, Barbara Hancock of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; special caregiver, Mary Elkins; special cousin, Creasy Mabry and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m at the Fort Chiswell Church of God, with the Revs. Kenneth Quesenberry, Andy Edmonds, and Tony Hodge officiating. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 11:00 a.m. at the Charity Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church, Friday, from 6 p.m. until service time.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com
Reese Funeral Home, Austinville, is in charge of arrangements.