Juanita Vinson

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009

Juanita Melton Vinson, age 84, of Houston, TX, formerly of Selma, died Wednesday September 9, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her husband whom she married on February 26, 1944 in Dallas, TX, James Woodrow Vinson, who died on November 10, 1999. Also preceding her in death is her grandmother and grandfather, Media Ophelia Southern Smith and Zacariah Smith, her mother and father, Docia Lee Smith Melton Leachman and Boyce LaRue Melton.
Survivors include her son, James Woodrow Vinson, Jr. and wife Alice of Houston, TX; granddaughter, Elizabeth Florence Vinson of Westfield, CT; grandson, James Lester Vinson and his wife Stephanie Green Vinson of San Diego, CA; great-grandson, William “Liam” Vinson, and her nieces Barbara Bevans Griffin of Vidor, TX and Beverly Bevans Parks of West Monroe, LA.
Juanita was born September 29, 1924 in Chatham, Louisiana. She served eighteen years as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Dallas County Health Department where she retired in 1988. She was the past state president of Alabama Business and Professional Women’s Association, a Member of West End Baptist Church Sunshine Class and a volunteer Coordinator for the American Cancer Society.
Graveside services will be held Saturday September 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday September 11, 2009 at the funeral home.
Please visit http://www.lawrencebrownservice.com to make online condolences to the family.