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Juanita Genell "Nita" Mills Minnick
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1936
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1970
Bremerton
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

Juanita Genell Mills was born on April 14th, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of James Howard and Ida Mae (Johnson) Mills. Juanita was known for her many positive qualities. As a young lady, she was an honor student who was active in the Baptist church and played the clarinet. Those who knew her remember her as patient, well-mannered, and poised. She was both beautiful and intelligent, and she never stopped educating herself. Juanita was the caring mother of one son and three daughters. Though Juanita passed away at a young age, she lives on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren through the legacy of love that she passed down to her many descendants. Juanita (Mills) Minnick died of cancer at the Bremerton Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington on October 16th, 1970, and was laid to rest along side her mother at the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Still living [as of May 2012] are her two brothers, Harold Bert Mills (wife Peggy) of The Villages, Florida, and James Howard Mills Jr. (wife Martha) of Jacksonville, Florida, and several half-siblings. Also living are her four children: Donna Lynn Salis of Mallard, Iowa; Jerry Randall Salis Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; Teresa Jane (Bloomfield) Applegate (husband Steven) of Damascus, Virginia; and Laurie Ann (Johnson) Schmidt (husband Kent) of Travis Air Force Base, California. Fourteen grandchildren: (Donna's children) Sommer Batuk, and Brandon and Jonathan Hale; (Jerry Jr.'s child) Jerry Salis III; (Teresa's children) Benjamin, Jeanette, Sean, Katie, and Daniel Applegate; (Laurie's children) Josiah, Katelynn, Mari, Emily, and William Schmidt. Four great grandchildren: (Sommer's children) Maxx, Mila, and Myah Batuk; (Jonathan's child) Asher Hale.


From: The Kitsap Sun newspaper - May 2012 
 
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 Parents:
  James Howard Mills (1915 - 1970)
  Ida Mae Johnson Jackson (1907 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Jerry Randall Salis (1934 - 2011)
 
 Children:
  Teresa Jane Bloomfield Applegate (1960 - 2014)*
 
 Sibling:
  Juanita Genell Mills Minnick (1936 - 1970)
  Harold Bert Mills (1937 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
DAUGHTER
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: josiahschmidt
Originally Created by: Elaine Wilson Toomey
Record added: Mar 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86143095
Juanita Genell Nita <i>Mills</i> Minnick
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Juanita Genell Nita <i>Mills</i> Minnick
Added by: Elaine Wilson Toomey
 
Juanita Genell Nita <i>Mills</i> Minnick
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I love you and miss you! Hope you had an amazing 80th birthday celebration!
- Laurie Ann Schmidt
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
45 years since you were here. Love you!
- Laurie Ann Schmidt
 Added: Oct. 7, 2015
Happy 79th Birthday Mommy! April 14th is a wonderful day to be born on. Hope that you are having a blast and enjoying your special day. I love you!
- Laurie Ann Schmidt
 Added: Apr. 14, 2015
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