Juanita Pryor English

October 27, 1913 - March 13, 2009
Juanita Pryor English

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Juanita Pryor English, 95, of Bearwallow Mountain Road, Hendersonville, entered into her rest on Friday, March 13th, 2009.

She was born and raised in the Bearwallow Mountain community of Henderson County. Her parents were Guy V. Pryor and Ida Belle Freeman Pryor.

She was a member of the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith and an originating member and faithful worker for Anderson Chapel in Hendersonville and the Southeast and General Conferences of the churches.

Mrs. English spent most of her adult life in Burnsville, North Carolina, where her home, career, and family were centered. Her interests were Appalachian heritage, antiques, flowers, and handcrafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; devoted husband of fifty-five years, John Craig English; two young sons, Jackie and Mackie; brothers C. F. and Freeman Pryor; sister Jennie Pryor; and son-in-law Bryan Anders.

She is survived by two daughters Joy English Anders and Lynne English Hensley and son-in-law Warren Joe Hensley; granddaughter Andrea Anders and husband Michael Bitzer and granddaughter Allison Anders and husband Jade Singleton; and great-grandson Andrew Michael Bitzer. She is also survived by sister-in-law Bernice Pryor and a number of Pryor and English nieces and nephews and their children. She leaves special caregivers Jane Hill and Coleen and Joseph Hensley.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17th, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Her nephew-in-law Pastor Scott Ross and Pastor Daniel Fyfe of Anderson Chapel will officiate.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville where family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Anderson Chapel for the Tanzania, Africa, Church Building Fund, c/o Herschel Lyda, 99 Herbert Dr., Flat Rock, N. C. 28731.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Tuesday, March 17, 2009
12:00 AM

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home - Directions
501 E. Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

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  • March 15, 2009
    Herschel / Lois Lyda says:
    Juanita was very close to me and I will miss her very much. Every time I go to church I look for her. It is not the same without her wisdom in the Bible studies. She was a soldier in the service of The One and Only True God. Herschel and Lois Lyda

  • March 16, 2009
    Tim Duncan says:
    Juanita English Truly Was A Servant Of God.Believer Of The Truth.We Will Always Remember Her Beautiful Smile And Her Faithfullness To Our God. We Will Always Remember The Times We Talked And Her Constant Faith.To The Family We Send Our Heart Felt Condolences In Prayer.Now May The Precious Memories Of Good Times Together Comfort You And Help To Heal Your Broken Hearts Until That Grand And Glorious Days When Our God Shall Send Jesus To Raise The Sleeping Dead And Set Up His Kingdom Upon The Earth.When God Shall Wipe Away All Tears From Our Eyes And Once Again We Will Meet Juanita Immortal To Part No More. Together Forever ! In Our Thoughts And Prayers ! Love In Christ ! Tim Duncan and Verlie Duncan Family

  • March 16, 2009
    Bruce Patton says:
    I knew Juanita from Park Ridge cardio rehab where she excercised regularly. She was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. She is a person I honestly can say I'm a better person having known her. GOD has recruited a great one!

  • March 17, 2009
    Trevor & Marie Davidson says:
    We send our condolences to you on the loss of Juanita. She was a great lady. We loved her very much. We knew her from our exercise class that we've been in together at Park Ridge for 15 years. We always gave her green tomatoes. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.