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Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Pauls
Tuesday September 21st, 2021

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Juanita Beck

Juanita Jackson Beck peacefully passed away on September 18, 2021 at Hospice House in Lumberton N.C with her daughter by her side. She was born in Robeson County to the late Duncan James and Leon Elizabeth Jackson, May 27, 1930. She spent her 91 years in her beloved St. Pauls and could not imagine living anywhere else.

She graduated from St. Pauls High School in 1939 and began working for WD Broadwell Hardware and Building Supply as a bookkeeper and sales person. When his business sold she began a 40 plus year career with D.D. McColl, Inc. as a manager for a newly conceived gift wares and Hallmark store. She so enjoyed being a part of that as she got to interact with her town’s folks and others stopping by to shop. Her favorite times were assisting newly engaged young ladies with their bridal registry ideas and plans.

God and family were her life. She helped care for her parents until their deaths, as well as offering support to her brothers and only sister. She was very protective and devoted to her family, especially her daughter. Juanita loved to cook, especially her wonderful pound cakes, homemade chicken and pastry and great fried chicken. She also loved to eat, especially if ice cream and milkshakes were included.

Her passion for gardening was also known among her family and friends. There was also a standing joke that if anyone needed their yard raked she was your woman. She also loved to watch her birds and squirrels enjoying the bird feeders. She was amused that they all got in on the action of eating all that she provided.

As the years past, she survived cancer twice, heart attack, and hip surgery, but dementia and its complications robbed her of the ability to enjoy life, as she became wheelchair and bed bound.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years Claude M. Beck; her parents Duncan and Leon Jackson; brothers, Buddy, Bobby, David, Doug, Jimmy and Ronnie Jackson, and her only sister Shirley Dean. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Beck of Corolla, NC; her niece Melody Torrey with husband Billy and son Seth. Her brother in law Carl Dean along with nieces, nephews and beloved cousins and their families.

Juanita worked her entire life devoted to helping her family and friends achieve their goals and happiness, many times skipping over her own. As her daughter has reiterated many times her Mom was the strongest and toughest person she has ever known. But now, thank God, her trials have ended and the rest is won for her.

A Funeral Service and Celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11am at Oakridge Cemetery in St. Paul's, NC with Pastor Kelly Barr officiating. The Family suggest in Lieu of flowers; any memorial contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice. The family is being served by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Paul’s NC.

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Sandra I'm so very sorry for your loss. I have so many laughs and memories of sissy.She was a sweet caring person.Pray that God gives you strength and Healing. I Love you Sandra.

Janice Jackson Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about your mom Sandra, I am sure you will miss her dearly. She was a very talented Lady and I am sure she will surely be missed by all. I remember as a child knowing her and she knew mom and dad, Ernest and Mable Ray. My prayers are with the family. Sorry I was not able to attend the funeral, I was out of town. Nancy Ray Smith

Nancy Ray Smith Oct 5 2021 12:00 AM

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences at this time to the family and friends of Ms. Juanita Beck. May the love and mercy of our Lord help to ease the pain of your loss.Sincerely,

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanita Beck

Romona Glover Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanita Beck

Eddie Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

What a lovely person, joy to have know her. Sandra , working with you was a fun time. Praying for peace and comfort for you, your Mom was truly a shinning star.

Ruth Sealey Barnes Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

I remember Miss Juanita from long ago when she had the gift shop next to DD McColl. She was always a kind woman with the sweetest heart. She will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to all that loved her.Helen Jackson VillartaWorked at "Shine Jackson's" fish market.

helen jackson villarta Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

I have many memories as a child and young girl staying with Claude, Sissy and my dear cousin Sandra. Sissy was an amazing cook, and spoiled us rotten. She had much love to shower on us, I even remember my pet name from her. I loved visiting her at McColl's gift shop. She was a beautiful woman and had a smile for all she greeted. She will never be forgotten and is now with her Lord, as well a her siblings and parents. Love you Always Sissy, Kathleen (coot)

Kathleen Jordan Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

Juanita was a sweet soul! We always enjoyed going in to DD McColls and seeing her and the great display she always made with the gift shop. Marion told us many great stories of her when he and Ronnie were growing up! Heaven has gained an angel!

Ruth Green Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

I remember Ms.Beck from early childhood going to the gift shop with my mom Family in my prayers. Cynthia Hall Tatum

Cynthia Hall Tatum Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

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