Mrs. Juanita Ware Caldwell was born March 13, 1924, in Chickasaw County, the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Elizabeth Chatman Ware. She was the ninth of ten children, five boys and five girls. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She grew up on a farm working in the cotton fields. She was one of the top cotton pickers in the area. She worked outside the home in two manufacturing plants. One of the plants manufactured men’s shorts. Her job was to fold the shorts to package for sale. She worked at Bryan Brother’s Meat Packing Plant where her job was to “grade” the bacon for packaging. She would often ask, “Do you know how to grade bacon?” She would have funny stories about workers who could not keep up with the bacon on the production line. Mrs. Juanita was accomplished at refinishing old furniture. She was an excellent cook and gardener. She was frugal and raised pigs and beef to feed the family. Sometimes the pigs would get out and she would have to enlist the help of our good neighbor, Mr. David Childers, to catch the pig. She was an avid country music fan, who enjoyed listening to Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Toby Keith. Mrs. Juanita moved to Minnesota in 1994 to help her daughter Bonita and her husband, Wally. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life Glenn Terrell Caldwell Sr.; by her three sons: Glenn T. Caldwell, Jr., Don Caldwell, and Bryant Caldwell; her three sisters: Cassie Criddle, Lizzie Dendy, and Mary George Ellis; and her four brothers: Eddie, Marvin, Ar-gene, and George W. Ware.
Funeral services are Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 2 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonita Caldwell Lindell (Wally) of Hastings, Minnesota; two grandchildren: Bill Caldwell (Dede) of Mathiston and Angela Lynn Towner of Woodbury, Minnesota; six great grandchildren: Amanda Towner, Heather Meyer (Jamie), Justin Towner, Molly Caldwell, Nash Caldwell, and Easton Caldwell; her sister, Mae Morris of West Point; and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
Pallbearers are John Ed Freshour, Shea Stewart, Keith Ellis, Ricky Ellis, Bill Caldwell, David Childers, Lynn Davis, Barry Dendy, John Dendy, and Jimmy Morris.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. T.N. Braddock, Roland Lyon, Eddie Harris, Frank Davis, and Wally Lindell.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, C/O Mrs. Anna Sims, 911 Henryville Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
Visitation is Sunday 1 -2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home. Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.