Juanita Blake Clay, 92, of Jakes Run, Burnsville, WV went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2017 after an illness at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, WV. Juanita was born on August 27, 1924 in Gilmer County, WV to the late William McPherson and Floda (Heater) McPherson.
Juanita was preceded in death by her first husband Oscar L. Blake on March 23, 2006 and her second husband Albert W. Clay on August 19, 2012. Also preceding her in death are brothers Wesley, Robert, and Dale McPherson and sister Nellie Frederick.
Those left to cherish her memories are son Thomas Blake and wife Charlene of Burnsville, WV and daughter Margaret Blake Boyd and husband Larry of Winston Salem, NC. Also surviving one brother Larry McPherson and wife Linda of Irmo, SC, and sister Vanzil Lowther of Massillon, OH. Also surviving are grandchildren Amy Smith and Jonathan, Melisa Blake, Travis Blake, Mary Beth Blake and Michael, Kristen Blake and Ned, Stephen Boyd and Crystal, Robin Boyd Min and Jerry, Robert Boyd and Tonya and Zachary Boyd and Shelby. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Hayden Smith, Piper Strauser, Peyton Herrington, Micah Boyd, Ethan Min, Jonah Boyd, and one great-great grandson Michael Blake Boyd.
Juanita was a member of the Copen Independent Baptist Church. Juanita was a caretaker for her parents, children, spouse, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and friends and animals. She loved to garden, tend to her flowers especially roses and honeysuckle, loved canning food, and was a great cook; especially the her meatloaf. She always made sure that as soon as someone entered her home that they were fed. She enjoyed watching the wildlife near her home and feeding the local birds. She also enjoyed quilting and embroidering in her younger years. She deeply cared about everyone in her family and will be sadly missed.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 5-8 p.m. On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Delmas Singleton officiating. Interment will follow services in the Orlando Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV will be caring for the Blake-Clay family.