November 24, 1939 - November 5, 2020
Juanita Maldonado of Lansing, a beautiful lady with a contagious laugh, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 5, 2020 at the age of 80. Born in Saltillo, Coahuilia, Mexico on November 24, 1939 to Juan Garcia Peña and Maria Garcia Garcia, she later met future husband, Benito Maldonado in Mexico in 1957. They moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1973 and raised their four sons there. Juanita had a wonderful loving spirit, and unconditional acceptance of others. Everyone was welcome at her table, and she was a wonderful cook who was always prepared for a crowd. Juanita lived a life that reflected her loving relationship with her Lord. Very frank and honest as well, you never had to guess what Juanita was thinking. She lived for her family, it was always important to have her boys together and they say she was a very firm but fair mom. Juanita is survived by her husband of 63 years, Benito; sons, Ben (Pat), David (Melinda), Adriel (Stacy), and Juan (Jennifer); 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Micaela (Gilberto) Garza and Amelia (Elias) Nieto. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Eduarda Rodriguez and Francisca Gonzales. Friends are encouraged to support Juanita's family. Funeral services are Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 noon at Mt. Hope Church in Lansing. Visitation is one hour prior to the service, 11 AM to 12 noon at the church. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be webcast so it can be watched from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Juanita's tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Just prior to the beginning of the service, a link will appear on this page to watch the webcast. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Juanita on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
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