Juanita Byers

Juanita M. (Christian) Byers, 98, of Smithfield, OH, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, in the Gables Care Center in Hopedale, OH.

Juanita was born May 15, 1920, in Jewett, OH, daughter of the late Grant and Maudie (West) Christian.

She was a member of Shaffer Chapel AME Church in McIntyre, OH, and a long time housekeeper in the Smithfield area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon, who passed in 1975; her four sisters; and one brother. Juanita leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Shaffer Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Melody Essex officiating. Her arrangements are in the care of the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield. www.jefosterfh.com.