Juanita (Edwards) Townsend, 98, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at West River Health Campus. Juanita was born in Slaughters, Kentucky, on June 27, 1920, to the late Ivan and Cordie (King) Edwards. She worked at Evansville Public Library at the charge desk. Juanita volunteered at Deaconess for 27 years as a pink lady and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Janice Portlock of Albuquerque, NM; daughter-in-law,… Read More » Marcia Townsend of Terre Haute, IN; grandchildren, Sandra Portlock of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey Portlock (Jessica) of Fort Collins, CO, David Townsend (Misty) of Terre Haute, IN, and Steven Townsend (JoAnne) of Pittsburgh, PA; great-grandchildren, Nick Townsend, Natalie Townsend, Marie Tamalavic (John), Sarah Townsend, Hallie Townsend, and Jack Portlock; and nieces and nephews. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Townsend; son, Paul David Townsend; son-in-law, John Portlock; parents; an infant sister; brothers, J.R. Edwards, Norval Edwards, and Ivan Edwards, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave. with Pastor Mark Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:00 AM until service time on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Browning Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church, 4301 Broadway Ave, Evansville, IN 47712. Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Juanita Edwards Townsend 2018. Browning Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Evansville, state: Indiana