CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
MARCH 14, 1932 - May 5, 2018
Juanita Hoover, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Saint Juanita Hoover was born to the late Johnson Hoover and Alloina Brown, on March 14, 1932, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She departed this life on May 5, 2018, at Huntersville Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Saint Hoover was born and raised in the United House of Prayer for All People. Juanita was a Maid for Sweet Daddy Grace. She graduated from Second Ward High School in 1950. After graduating she began traveling with Daddy Grace in the early 1950s and became one of the “Sweet Singers,” and they traveled to Hollywood, California, to record a record for Daddy Grace. Later, she married the late Robert Lee Hoover (Bill Falls), and became a Domestic Engineer, as nine children were born from this union. She received the Holy Ghost in 1963. Juanita later became the first Pastor’s Wife of Derita Mission, under the Pastorialship of her late husband, Elder Robert Lee Hoover, and under the leadership of Sweet Daddy McCollough. As time passed Juanita and her husband became members of the Charlotte Mother House when it was on McDowell Street. Juanita was a member of the McCollough Heavenly Bells, the United Singers, and the Senior Choir. She labored in the House of Prayer, worked hard in the cafeteria and rallied as a Senior Choir member, until her health began to fail. The Senior Choir and Jubilee Choir later combined and St. Hoover then became a member of the Bailey Jubilee Choir. Even when she became ill, it was not a surprise to look up during Convocation season and see Juanita and Billy Boy.
A few of her most memorable trips were Memorial Weekend and going to see the Christmas lights on Saint Thompson’s bus, under the leadership of Sweet Daddy Madison and now Sweet Daddy Bailey. There was never a question of St. Hoover’s loyalty to the United House of Prayer, as she was blessed to serve under all four Bishops. What a Blessing! Later her small body became frail, and when she could no longer walk, traveling become more difficult, because she was so independent. When she was hospitalized, she had prayer with her children and said to them, “I want yall to get along, because I am on my way to heaven, and I’m not going to let anybody stop me!” The nurses would tell the family that Juanita would call on Jesus, and Lord, and Daddy, and that she would cry and tell the Lord she was tired, and one bright Saturday morning, at 9:42am, Juanita quietly slipped away, and is now resting peacefully.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elder Robert Lee Hoover; two brothers Johnny Hoover and Floyd Hoover; one sister Elizabeth Hoover; two sons Tommy Hoover and James Hoover; one step-daughter Nancy Hoover Hamilton; two nephews Gerald Hoover and Michael Hoover; two special cousins Norvus Miller, Sr. and Norvus Miller, Jr. (Shawn); two special friends Saint Juanita Davis and Saint Louise Wilkerson.
She leaves to cherish precious memories, five sons, Robert Lee Hoover Jr, William Hoover (Drucilla), Billy Hoover, Deacon Alphonso Hoover, Greg Hoover (Sharon); two daughters Sylvia Tate and Angela Hoover; one step-brother, William Turman; six step-sisters, Sonja Bryant, Patricia Hoover, Johinne Beaufort, Sheila Hoover Shepard (Lee), Theressa Hoover and Melanie Carruthers (Leroy); one step-daughter Mildred English; two great nephews Gerald Foreman and Michael Foreman; one niece, Gloria Hoover Davis; a special godson, Gary Alexander (Crow); twenty-two grandchildren Robert Baskerville, Jessica Gabriel (Drey), Angela Royster, Lahorace Royster, Elizabeth Royster, Gregory Royster, Thomas Royster, Shanta Ivey, Tamika Ivey, DeMario Hoover, Jermaine Hoover, Shanta Renee Hoover, Lil Sylvia Hoover, Deonte Miller, Azalea McDonald, Alphonso McDonald, Charles McDonald, Shamika Smith, Marie Hoover, Taula Hoover, Derrick Brewer, Deron Brewer, Pelika Ivey; and a host of great grandchildren. pecial Cousins, Cecelia Hardin (Arthur), Lolita Hoover, Derrick Gaskins; special friends, Saint Mary Thompson (Chick) from the Sweet Singers, Ellen Parker, Judy Short Pat Peterson, Denise Pankey, and Zina Williams.
A public viewing for Ms. Hoover will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 12:00PM - 6:00PM, at Boston's Mortuary 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at United House of Prayer, 2321 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216, on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Family visitation will begin at 10:00AM and the funeral service will begin at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at United House of Prayer Cemetery, 1739 Grace Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262.
The Hoover Family have entrusted arrangements to Boston's Mortuary.