Juanita Kelly Hembree, 82, passed away on January 8, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson surrounded by her loved ones. Visitation will be 5 – 7 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019 and 10 am until the 11 am Chapel Service Friday, January 11, 2019 all at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will be in the Canton Cemetery.
Juanita was born in McComb, Mississippi and moved to Canton, Mississippi at a young age where she lived the rest of her life. She was a graduate of Canton High School and Mississippi College. She worked for several businesses in the Canton area throughout her life, including Roberts Insurance Agency, First Baptist Church (where she was known as “Little Juanita”), Flavorich Dairies and State Farm Insurance.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, George Hembree, Jr. and her parents, Ida Belle Kelly and John Sharp Kelly. She is survived by her two children, George Dewey Hembree, III (Angie) of Madison and Darlene Hembree Morton (Barry) of Madison. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren, Adam Hembree, Zachary Hembree, and Nicholas Hembree.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Hembree’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Canton, Mississippi.