Juanita Craddock was born October 10, 1960 . She was born to Juanita Robinson and Bradford Smith of Dallas, Texas. She completed her education at Business & Management Magnet School in Dallas, Texas. Juanita accepted Christ as her saviour at a very early age. She was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord.
On April 27th, 1985, Juanita married Jerry Lynn Craddock and together they had 2 beautiful children. She went on to start her career at EDS and dedicated 27 years of her life to Sears & Roebucks. She followed up her career by serving others at Red Oak Independent School District and caring for patients at Millbrook Rehabilitation Center.
Juanita extended her selfless, loving and sweet spirit upon anyone.There was nothing she wouldn't do to help others. She attended Deliverance Tabernacle in Dallas,Texas where she was a member for 32 years. In October of 1992, Juanita and Jerry were one of the first three families who started at Full of Faith Christian Center in Desoto, Texas under the leadership of Pastor C. Ray Calhoun and his wife, Peggy Ann Calhoun. There she served on the executive board, praise team ministry and was the Youth Director.
Juanita leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Jerry Lynn Craddock and two children: Jeremy (Nyeisha) Craddock of Arlington,Texas and Jerwuan (Michael) Defro of Lewisville, Texas; 5 precious grandchildren: Mya Defro, Michael Jr.Defro, Mekhi Defro, Makinley Defro and Janiyah Craddock; her mother: Juanita Robinson; twin sister: Benita (Terry) Marshall; sisters: Charlotte Robinson, Carolyn (Willie) Mills; brothers; Sherman Robinson, Jermaine Smith , Marvin (Dawn) Smith and Kevin Smith who preceded her death; and a host of uncles, aunties, nieces, nephew, and cousins.