Juanita Rogers was a former hairdresser.
Rogers died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was 70.
She was born on April 6, 1943 to Charles and Ruby Rogers in Culverton, Ga.
After the separation of her parents, she accompanied her mother to Philadelphia where she resided with relatives.
Rogers was educated in the School District of Philadelphia where she excelled at basketball. She became a hairdresser in the 1950s and was quite proficient in styling hair.
During her teen years, she married Elwood J. Davis and gave birth to a daughter. She later met and married Steven Everett and two children were born to that union.
Her family said she will be remembered as a truly lovely person.
“She never did anything malicious to anyone. She was a beautiful person,” said her stepfather John Lee Roberson.
Her family said she was a great homemaker and raised her daughters to be ladies and her son to be a gentleman. She was firm with church attendance and participation from her children. She also expected her children to excel academically and strove to ensure that they did their best.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son Marcus.
In addition to her stepfather, she is survived by her daughters Rochelle Williams and Charmaine Mitchell; son-in-law Gregory K. Williams; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service is pending.