Juanita's Story

Text size

Juanita Marie Mills Scites (89 years old) went to be with our Lord on May 6, 2017. She was born December 21, 1927 in Huntington, West Virginia to Kenny and Georgia Mills. She was married to Kenneth Boyd Scites on November 11, 1945 in Branchland, West Virginia. They had two sons, Kenneth Allan Scites and Kevin Michael Scites; and one daughter, Karen Lynne Scites. Juanita raised her family in Dunbar, West Virginia, where she worked for The Diamond Department Store in Charleston, West Virginia and later for The Kroger Company in Kanawha City, West Virginia , retiring in 1980 as the manager of the Kroger Employees (KEMBA) Credit Union. Leaving the "city life behind", they moved to Thomasville, Georgia, to enjoy living the "country life". Juanita and Kenneth were active members of The Little Ochlocknee Baptist Church, where Kenneth served as a deacon and Juanita organized and volunteered for many projects and committees from Jolly Elders, Helping Hands, teaching Sunday School to singing in the choir, just to name a few. She loved her church family. Over the years, she volunteered at the Thomas County Food Bank and with the Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia. Juanita was a very outgoing person and treasured the many strangers who crossed her path and became long-time friends, her heart and love had no boundaries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Boyd Scites, two brothers; Raymond Mills and Golden Mills and great-granddaughter, Bracey Lynn Stover. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Allan) Scites of Ochlocknee, Georgia, Kevin Scites and wife Wendy of Ochlocknee, Georgia and Karen Scites of Lakeland, Florida; six grandchildren, Mark Stover, Matt Stover, Jerry Stover, Jason Scites, Ashely Scites and Heather Scites Highsmith and husband Stephen; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Stover, Destiny Stover, Kaitlyn Scites and Logan Scites. A memorial service, officiated by the Reverend Gene Brock, will be held Friday, May 12 at Little Ochlocknee Baptist Church, 8080 Hwy. 188 Ochlocknee, Georgia at 4 p.m. "In time, we all will die, it's in the "moments" we truly live life", Jerry Stover. Family and friends are invited to visit and sign her online guest book at www.allenfh.com
Published on May 8, 2017
Send flowers
in memory of Juanita
See more

Obituary published in


Share this story with a friend.