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Juanita Massey Crudup

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May 17, 1942- August 24, 2019

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Juanita Crudup passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in a Baldwin County Medical Facility.

The life of Juanita Crudup was honored with a visitation with close family and friends Thursday morning, Aug. 29, at the Chapel of Hurt’s Funeral Home in Eatonton. Following the visitation, graveside services were conducted at Kennedy Memorial Gardens, 2500 River Rd, Ellenwood, with the Rev. Theodora Sneed officiating.

Juanita Massey Curdup was born May 17, 1942, to Amey Shephard and the late James Massey Sr. in Wilmington, North Carolina, Pender County. She was the oldest of five children.

Juanita, affectionately known as “Nita,” attended public schools in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She graduated with the Class of 1960. Nita was united in Holy Matrimony to Calvin Joseph Crudup, and to this union three children were born. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age.

As a young adult, she joined Allen Chapel AME. She continued to be active in church, serving on the Usher Board. While raising her three children, Nita worked for Molecule Wire as a quality control inspector for 26 years before retiring. After retiring, she moved to Decatur in 1955. It was at this time that she joined Antioch AME church in Stone Mountain and continued her work on various boards. Nita was preceded in death by her father, James Massey; two brothers, Curtis Massey and Steven Thomas Massey; and one granddaughter, Shaila S. Crudup.

Nita leaves to cherish her memories are her mother, Amey Massey of Decatur; three children, Keith V. Crudup (Norma) of Covington, Warren L. Crudup of Atlanta and Alisa Crudup of Eatonton; two brothers, James Massey Jr. of Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Donald Massey of Decatur; five grandchildren, Katrina Jeter-Imbert (Wil) of Long Branch, New Jersey, Jerome Crudup (Shawnee) of Eatonton, Keith Crudup Jr. (Yarelis) and Yolanda Crudup, both of Covington, Denise Crudup of Howell, New Jersey; two great grandchildren, Tevin Crudup and Valerie Crudup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Hurt’s Funeral Home of Eatonton were in charge of final arrangements.