Juanita Coleman Thacker Lowe, of Pikeville, KY, went home to be with the Lord the evening of January 13, 2020. She passed peacefully from this life while surrounded by loving family.
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Juanita was born to the late David and Naomi Coleman, January 1, 1925, in Pikeville, KY. Besides both of her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her adoring husband — J.U. Thacker; three grandsons —Robert Douglas Spears, Larry Isaac Thacker, and Matthew Taylor Stanley; sisters —Christine Kendrick, Jacqueline Amick; brothers — David Coleman Jr, Ivan Gene “Tunney” Coleman, Alfred Coleman, and Curt H. Coleman; great grandchildren — Floyd Dewayne Spears, Tyler Leigh Thacker, Rachael Abigail Coleman; & son-in-law, Gary Clevinger.
Left to mourn her passing are her children — Darlene Clevinger, Gerri Kinder (Ken), Larry Thacker (Judy), & Jesse “Bud” Thacker (Dee); grandchildren — Kevin Spears, Derena Coleman (Ron), Ken Kinder II (Michelle), Tracy Hall (Will), Raleigh Wells (Chase), Jesse Thacker III, Chloe Thacker; great grandchildren — Meecy Uddin (Ryan), Robbie Spears (Anna), Rocky Spears, Kelcie Spears, Jacob Coleman (fiancee Kealy Daniel), Mary Abigail Coleman, Luke Simpson, Elijah Hall, Tyler Hall, Kaylin Swiney, Alyssa Stanley, Analeigh Wells, Charley Wells and Harrison Wells; great great grandchildren — Archer and Piper Spears, Aiden Spears; sister — Shelby Jean Coleman; many loving nieces, nephews and a host of others who adored her.
Juanita and her husband J.U. Thacker owned and operated Thacker Furniture & Appliance and Thacker Cable Division from 1954-1975, until J.U.’s death. At the age of 50 when the love of her life passed, Juanita went back to school to study real estate. She earned her degree and enjoyed working as a real estate agent for 35+ years. Juanita was a member of Grace Baptist Church at Shelbiana where she taught Sunday School in her younger years. As the years creeped up on her, she loved to be chauffeured to church by her children and grandchildren wherever they went. She loved the Lord and all her church families — Blessed Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Pikeville Freewill Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church.
Juanita’s love for the Lord and others was expressed by one of her young grandchildren who said, “Mamaw was a lady who stood strong in her faith. She made time for the ones she loved and shared her wisdom with many. She showed patience and gave so much love and joy to everyone she touched. She was a treasured mother, loved grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, sister and friend.”
Family will gather at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home Friday, January 17, at 5 pm with visitation for friends beginning at 6. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday at 11 am. Entombment will follow at Annie E. Young Cemetery on Chloe Road.