2010-01-07 / Obituaries


Juanita McDaniel Heard, 81, of Jackson died Jan. 2, 2010 at a Mobile hospital.

She was born Dec. 21, 1929 to Herman S. and Ethel Hunt McDaniel. She was born in Lineville and lived in Jackson all of her adult life.

Working as a nurse in the hospital and medical clinic in Jackson, she felt she witnessed for her Lord and Savior while ministering to the sick and sad. Bringing comfort, care and love to individuals during times of sickness and death, she often sat with family, friends and sometimes others she recently met as they were seriously ill or dying.

Left to cherish her memory are Susan and Larry Walker, Judy and Van Payne, Jana and Dennis Vickery, Chrystal, Chris, Cody and Cary Walker, Pat, Logan and Alexander Overstreet, all of Jackson, Jennifer, Amon, Tyler and Caleb Walker, all of Daphne, Missy, Kent and Matthew Payne, all of Mobile, Amy, Jay, Ally and Caden Price, all of Dothan, Deanna, Terry and Jonathan Overstreet, all of Leroy, a dear friend, Luverne Walker, and a brother-in-law, two sistersin law and many nieces and nephews whom she greatly loved.

She was happily married to John H. Heard for many years. He preceded her into eternity in 1997.

The visitation and funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 7, at Peniel Baptist Church in Jackson. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until the 11 o'clock funeral hour. Interment will follow in the cemetery of Peniel Baptist Church. Arrangements are being provided by St. Stephens Funeral Home in St. Stephens.

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