Juanita Ann Vann

July 9, 1972 - August 4, 2023

07/09/1972 - 08/04/2023

Past Services

Friday August 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-1525 | Directions
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Please join the family for a visitation from 5 pm to 6 pm, with service to begin at 6 pm.

Juanita Ann Vann, a beloved member of the Newport News community, passed away on August 4, 2023, at the age of 51. Born on July 9, 1972, in Virginia, Juanita’s life was one filled with determination, growth, and a deep love for others.

Throughout her hardworking professional journey, Juanita dedicated her time and skills in service to others. She worked for Newport News Public Schools in the Crittenden Middle School and Heritage High School communities and ensured the safe transportation of passengers as a bus driver for HRT. Juanita’s caring nature also led her to explore the field of nursing, where she provided comfort and healing to those in need.

Beyond her work, Juanita possessed a vibrant spirit and a diverse range of interests. She found solace and inspiration through the joy of Reggae music, prayer, and her unwavering faith in God. Juanita embraced her spirituality wholeheartedly, attending Dunamis Christian Church and cherishing moments of devotion while reading the Bible.

One of Juanita’s greatest joys in life was spending quality time with her beloved children and grandbabies She delighted in dining out at the Chinese Buffet, indulging in delicious meals and relishing the company of loved ones. A true lover of beauty, Juanita took pleasure in pampering herself with manicures, pedicures, and always expressing her unique fashion and makeup sense.

The serene shores of Huntington Park and Anderson Park held a special place in Juanita’s heart. She found peace and tranquility at these locations and any body of water she was around, capturing their natural beauty through her passion for photography. Through her lens, Juanita preserved cherished moments, forever treasuring the memories created.

Juanita’s inspiring journey included graduating from Ferguson High School and later pursuing higher education while attending two years of college. Throughout her life, she exhibited tremendous strength and resilience, striving to right any wrongs and embracing courage along the way.

Her unwavering faith in God provided her with guidance and support. Juanita understood that everything she did was ultimately for God, acknowledging that He had the final say in her life. Above all, her love for her children was unconditional and unwavering, demonstrating her deep devotion to family.

Juanita Ann Vann’s life serves as a powerful testament to the transformative power of God’s love. She pursued her goals, learned from her mistakes, and touched the lives of those around her. While we mourn her passing, let us celebrate her life and remember the impact she made on the world.

May Juanita’s legacy live on in the hearts of those whose lives she graced. Her courage, love, and determination serve as an inspiration to us all. As we celebrate Juanita, let us hold onto the memories of her unwavering spirit and the lessons she taught us – to love fearlessly, to seek redemption, and to find strength in our faith.

She is survived by her mother Jeffri Barksdale; children Carissa Vann, Ronnie (Sade) Johnson, Miasia Vann, and Gerald Bullock; older sister Louvenia Vann and her children Kadeem Vann, Shanice Vann, and Shawn Brown; younger sister Cheryl Wright and her children Aaliyah Preston, Charles Preston, and Drevon Preston; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great nieces and nephews.

Rest in eternal peace, dear Juanita.

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Cheryl wright
8 months ago

You was best sister person can ask for even though our relationship was weird and crazy to stand the way you love me now and I wish you was here for me to show you. I wish I gave you more of your flowers when you were here then as a big room back-and-forth but we’ve done that since we were children so this is still unreal to me but I can hear your voice saying take care of mama and that’s what I’m gonna do like I told you yesterday I miss you like crazy never thought that it would hit this way now I see why mom said y’all sisters and yeah I need to fix your relationship because tomorrow is never promised to anybody

Vaughan Nettles
8 months ago

I will miss you! ?

Nadine Turner Jackson
8 months ago

I remember when you were born. Jesse was so proud. I was so glad that I crossed your path again last year I had not seen you in such a long time you were so beautiful so sweet you greeted me with love. You let me know what was going on with Mom. I appreciate your love your smile. Rest on baby girl. Love you rest in peace

Patsha Hale
8 months ago

I can hear your voice and see your face as clear as the day .I thank God for our paths crossing and a big sister in Christ is who you are to me.Rest well Nita ❤️??I will miss you in the physical,however our spirits are connected

Charlene McElroy
8 months ago

I will miss you dearly my good friend, I love you. Rest now that you are with a God. Charlene

Judy Eley
8 months ago

My condolences to Juanita Ann Vann family. This is my best friend. Go with God Nita. Will always love you ??. , Judy Eley and Eley family. Rest in peace, Nita.

Crittenden Middle School staff
8 months ago

Condolences from Crittenden Middle School staff.