Juanita Mallard Rodriguez

December 30, 1940 - October 2, 2016
Juanita Mallard Rodriguez

In the early afternoon of Sunday October 2, 2016, the world let go it’s grip on Juanita Mallard Rodriguez and released her to the universe. Her valiant fight with illness came to an end with quiet peace. Her husband of 51 years, Juan Rodriguez was by her side, quietly whispering “I love You”.

She was born in Wilmington, NC on December 30, 1940.

Juanita grew up in Wilmington and graduated from New Hanover High School. She was a well traveled Military wife, having spent time in Alaska, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.  She was retired from the New Hanover County Schools as a Cafeteria Manager after 20 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow “PeeWee” Mallard and her mother, Ann Lineberger. Also her sisters, Freda Dickins and Geraldine Krasky.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Juan “Johnny” Rodriguez; children, Johnny Ray Rodriguez, Frank Denmark and Linda Denmark; two grandchildren; her brother and sister in-law, John and Carolyn Mallard of Wilmington; nieces and nephews including Tony, John, and Lisa Mallard; David Krasky (Terri) and other extended family and friends.

The family will see friends 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Friday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Remember Juanita with a special memorial donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation by visiting www.tmcfunding.com

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910.791.9099.

 


Service

Friday, October 7, 2016
2:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Burial

Friday, October 7, 2016

Greenlawn Memorial Park - Directions
1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
(910) 799-1686

Visitation

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • October 05, 2016
    sue potter says:
    Nita was a special friend. I loved working with her at Codington and loved sharing our Christmas parties at her home and Johnny cooking us ribs. She will truly be missed.

  • October 06, 2016
    Imer smith says:
    Nita will be remembered in child nutrition. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • October 06, 2016
    Ron and Phyllis Buckley says:
    It was always a joy to celebrate special times with Juanita and the rest of the family at the Mallards.