Services for Juanita Reeves Jones, 97, of Canton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
“Anita” was born in the Canton/Edgewood area and graduated from Edgewood High School, where she was the Homecoming Queen. She attended Dallas Commercial College. She then joined the Ice Capades as an ice skater where she went to Hollywood and then skated around the country, touring the United States by train. She met the father of her children, George Mundelein, while traveling. They were married in Tucson, Arizona, on May 31, 1943. He flew overseas in World War II in the Flying Tigers. After his fifth mission, he came home. They lived on Long Island, New York and had three daughters. He was killed in a car crash in 1962. Later, Anita married Thomas Morgan Prytheryoh, Vice President of J.C. Penny’s. They were married for eight years when he passed away from heart failure. She married again to Willard E. Jones who worked for Gulf Oil. In 1964. she and her family moved to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Her daughters attended Clearwater High School, Gainesville University and South Florida University. She and her family loved their life in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Jones died in 1971. Juanita moved back to Texas where her family lived and she lived for 37 years. She says, “You have to be a trooper and keep busy when you grow old and go through life with a stiff upper lip and that’s that! Life is what you make of it. So do your best and enjoy life.” Her tombstone reads, “Thank you for coming to my party.” Her life is a celebration.
Anita is survived by her two daughters, Teri Genovese and Rhonda Todd, both of Florida; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Lula Thompson Reeves; daughter, Sandra Harding and 10 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.