Juanita Pope-Craig

Published 8:24 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mrs. Juanita Pope-Craig, affectionately known as “Nita,” was born on June 3, 1955, in Suffolk, to the late Willie Ray Pope Sr. and Patsy Copeland Pope.



Nita was educated in the Suffolk Public School system and worked at London Fog as a seamstress. Her hobbies included sewing, dancing, singing in the church choir and socializing. Above all else, Nita loved her children and family.

She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.


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Sadly on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Nita answered the call of her heavenly Father and transitioned onward bound, where she reunited with her parents, her brother, Jimmy Louis Pope Sr., and her sister, Linda Ray Pope.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, her husband, Terry Craig; three daughters, Reanita Goodwyn, Angel Gray (Willie) and Latoya Reid; four sisters, Patsy Brown (Clarence), Loraine Peele (Clifton), Gloria Hanna (Jayward) and Amonica Foster (Terrence); five brothers, Willie Ray Pope Jr. (Deloise), Kennard Pope (Valerie), Charlie Pope, Eric Pope and Hector Pope; seven grandchildren, Alajah Gray, Ricardo Ray, Amia Gray, Carrington Goodwyn, Alexus Bowers, Willie Gray IV and Akaila Gray; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; two aunts; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Ms. Craig will be on view at the funeral home on Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and the family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. A celebration of life service will take place at Gethsemane Baptist Church on Saturday at 2 p.m., and she will be laid to rest at Gethsemane Baptist Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.cookeovertonfuneralhome.com.

Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.