Juanita Josephine Littlejohn Myers, affectionally called Pan or Aunt Pan, was born November 26, 1927 in the Shiloh Community of Asheville, NC to the late Fred and Bessie Lee Bradshaw Littlejohn. She survived her birth brothers and sisters: Fred Littlejohn (Judy), James Littlejohn (Betty), Frederick "Bill" Littlejohn (Ruby), Harold "Tump" Littlejohn, Eugene "Gene" Littlejohn, Edna Johnson (Doug), Olivia "Nit" Rutherford (Bernard), Helen Delany (Eddie), Irma Joyner (Henry); and was survived by her niece/sister Edna "Sally" Hurley (Frank).
Juanita was a graduate of Stephens Lee High School. Then, took up permanent residency in Washington, D.C. and married Harris Smalls Myers in August, 1951 and widowed in June, 1961. They had no children. But she had a huge family-too many to name-and loved each and every family member dearly.
Juanita was a classy, smart, strong, caring, family matriarch who was respected and adored by all of her family members, in-laws, friends and neighbors, She worked and retired as a Nurse Assistant at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. She never had a driver's license, so she caught Metro buses for many decades in all types of rain, sleet, snow, windstorms, scorching heat, and dangerous city life situations to get to work every worknight-no excuses. She was ALWAYS on "top of her game"! She traveled on quite a few Greyhound buses, too.
Juanita's favorite actor was Steve Harvey, and at times, she was quite the comedian herself. Her favorite food was pinto beans. She loved to play cards~poker was her main game. She was quite proud of her weight, and often reminded us..."I ain't never been fat." Juanita loved the Lord and her favorite preacher was Joel Osteen. She loved the way he tickled her ear. Her favorite song was Amazing Grace; and she was Amazing in her own right.
She made the world a better place!
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