Mrs. Juanita Baird Garland, age 97, of Boone, passed away Friday morning, November 6, 2020 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock. Born June 7, 1923 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of William Lafayette and Etta Shook Baird. Mrs. Garland was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and dearly loved her Sunday school Class. She was a strong lady who lived through many historical events during her lifetime. Her family was her life. She was housewife who worked from home in order to care for her family. Known throughout the county for her skill in baking her famous sourdough bread, Mrs. Garland baked and sold as many as 300 loaves per week. However, her greatest accomplishments in life were loving and raising her family and enjoying her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Rita Franklin and husband, Mason, Shelia Crump and husband, Allan, and Valda Church; her sister, Jerlene Baird Swift and husband, Jim and sister-in-law, Brenda Baird; grandchildren, Nancy Perryman and husband, Russ, Jennifer Norman and husband, Tim, Douglas Franklin and wife, Deanna, Chris Greene, Darrin Greene and wife, Sarah, Eric and Grayson Crump, and Ashley and Preston Daniels; great-grandchildren, Amber and Matt Smith, Weston, Cayden and Jaxon, Madison and Natalie Crump, Finleigh, and Isabelle Norman, Kale, Elijah and Sadie Grace Daniels; and great-great grandchildren, Wyatt and Harper Smith. Numerous beloved nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Garland; seven brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services for. Mrs. Juanita Baird Garland will be conducted Tuesday morning, November 10th, at 11 o'clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
The family requests those attending to please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Mrs. Garland will lie in state at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Monday from 9 AM until 5 PM for anyone wishing to visit and sign the register book.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 306 Oak Grove Road, Boone, NC 28607.
The family will be at the home of Valda Church, 108 Linville Creek Road, Vilas, NC 28692,
Online condolences may be shared at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Garland family.