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Juanita Barker Richardson

July 22, 1945 — December 15, 2023

Bear Creek


Juanita Barker Richardson, 78, of Bear Creek, NC, passed away December 15th, 2023, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Juanita was born in Chatham County to Johnie Henry Barker and Dena Hicks Barker on July 22nd, 1945. She was employed as a beautician for 54 years and worked at Total Fit Beauty Shop.

Juanita was a devoted Christian woman. She was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and the church choir. She also was a guide for the Judgement House. She was an assistant Sunday school teacher and a member of the middle couple’s Sunday school class. Juanita loved gardening and growing her flowers, cooking, and canning, and being a homemaker for her family.  She loved her grandchildren and getting to spend time and make memories with them.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Ronnie Richardson; two sons, Shannon Hussey (Rebekah) of Bear Creek and Travis Hussey (Susan) of Bear Creek; one brother, Johnie H. Barker, Jr. of Bennett; three grandchildren, Timothy, Hannah, and Kelsey Hussey. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnie and Dena, an infant son, Keith Hussey, brothers, Earl, Virgil, and David Barker, sisters, Allene Hart, Rachel Barker, Christine Harris, Virginia Justice, and Frances Gilmore.

The funeral service will be Thursday, December 21st, 2023, at 11 AM at Brush Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will follow afterwards. Services will be officiated by Reverend Patrick Fuller and Reverend Robert Kidd. Family would like any food taken to the church on Thursday, December 21st, 2023.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Richardson family.

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