Kingrea, Juanita Williams

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Juanita Marcella Kingrea, born on January 3, 1944 in Roanoke, VA, passed away from this world into the presence of the Lord, on February 5, 2016, at the age of 72.

Juanita married the love of her life, the Reverend Kenneth R. Kingrea in 1960. They settled in Christiansburg, VA where they raised their three children: Towana, Ray, and Brian. Rev. Kingrea and Juanita spent more than 40 years together in ministry; indeed, Juanita’s kindness, compassion, and good (yet feisty) sense of humor will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.

Juanita was a devoted wife and mother and loved being “Granny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Juanita loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance she got to spend with her family was important to her. But, above all else, she loved her Lord and Savior, sharing His message of grace with others, and took pride that her family members were all saved and serving in ministry.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, “Doc” and Maggie Williams and her Mother-in-Law, Nina Franklin.

Juanita is survived by her beloved husband, the Rev. Kenneth Kingrea, and her children: Towana Kitts and her husband Joseph, Ray Kingrea and his wife Sandy, all of Christiansburg, VA, and Brian Kingrea and his wife Kay, of Silver Spring, MD. She was a loving Grandmother to Bethany Creger and her husband Benjamin, Hannah Veneable and her husband Michael, Andrew Kingrea and his wife Sydnah, Jessica Barbir and her husband Timothy, and Zachary, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Tacoma Kingrea. Juanita was a proud Great-Grandmother to Gabriel and Ezra Creger.

Family and friends will gather at Harbor of Hope in Christiansburg, VA, on Monday, February 8th for Visitation, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral service will also be held at Harbor of Hope on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the IPHC campgrounds Cemetery, Dublin, VA.