Juanita Virginia Swoope

October 31, 1940 - January 18, 2022

10/31/1940 - 01/18/2022

Past Services

Sunday January 23, 2022
2:00 pm
Charity United Methodist Church
4080 Charity Neck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
757-426-7296 | Directions

Juanita Virginia March Swoope VIRGINIA BEACH- went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2022. She was born October 31, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of the late George N. March and Gladys Olive March.
Juanita enjoyed spending time outdoors working in her flowerbeds and tending to the many animals she and Tony had on their farm, especially the many wild and domesticated birds. She loved making preserves with the fruits and vegetables she and Tony grew together on their farm and fruitcakes each holiday season. She and Tony traveled the world together and with many of their dearest friends. She was very involved in her community: a founding member of the Creeds Senior Resource Center, member of Charity United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, and the Red Hat Society. Above all else, she loved caring for the children in her life, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years, David “Tony” Swoope Sr.; daughter Robin Rainne; and sister June March Kissell.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Donna Swoope Strickland and David A. Swoope Jr. (Annalisa); 3 grandchildren Robert ‘Bobby’, Ashley Rainne and Courtney Leigh; 6 great-grandchildren; Courtlynn Breigh, Londyn Raine, Alex Lee, Lilly Rainne, Annalisa Kay, Autumn Rainne; great-great grandchild Waylon; sisters Ann Paige Greenawalt and Monica March; her best four-legged friend Maggie; many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach by Pastor David Ryu with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Charity UMC Building Fund in Juanita’s name. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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Sandra Cosby Walsh
2 years ago

My heart is broken. We grew up on 21st Bay Street in East Ocean View. Her , Anne Page., June, Monica. They move and I saw her A couple of times after she and Tony married. Then lost contact for about 45 years. I found her on face book. We had just text a couple of weeks ago. She really loved her life with Tony and her children. I am so sorry that she had this amazing life and I could not be a part of it. The March family was a a loving family. Great parents. The house they grew up in is still one of three houses still there. Juanita know that you will be missed every day but you are now at peace with your beloved Tony. May the Christ in Christmas snowball thru the lives of your family and friends forever. I will miss you my childhood friend. Till we meet again. Give Tony a big hug for me and tell him I miss him.love to you both.

Cindy Swoope
2 years ago

I will always remember all the family gatherings at Juanita and Tony’s farm in Pungo, Va!! There were lots of us cousins and more, always having a ball. If it was eating, sneaking drinking, riding your pig Arnold, picking strawberries, having pig pickings, and telling stories,… it was always a GRAND OL TIME!! I love you Aunt Juanita & Tony, who are now joined together in Heaven!

Debbie Swoope Poole
2 years ago

Juanita was a true friend to many. Loving mom, wife, grandmother sister and daughter. Many will miss her friendship and care. She is with those she loves, and has missed dearly. Prayers to all.

Diana Palmer
2 years ago

Jaunita was a beautiful lady. A dear friend. Prayers for family and friends.

Nancy Glover
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies. Juanita was a lovely lady, neighbor and friend. I enjoyed raising my garage door and seeing all the pretty flowers she had in her yard. She will be missed.

2 years ago

Juanita made this world and my world a brighter place. She is loved and missed already.

Carolina Mitchell
2 years ago

Juanita’s door was always open to our neighborhood kids. She provided love, comfort and of course; treats. Her tender demeanor and warm smile will be missed by all of us.

Jeff Wray
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy …Aunt Juanita was a sweet and wonderful lady…my heartfelt prayers to her family and loved ones.

Nancy Sievers
2 years ago

Juanita was a beautiful lady inside and out! She made the best fruitcake and jam! I miss you Juanita ❤️❤️❤️❤️