Juanita Epps Durden, 59, of Portal, died early Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Serenity Hospice in Dublin.

Born in Columbus, Georgia, she was a daughter of Gordon Epps and Susie Nelson Epps. She was a medical assistant having worked for the elderly and was a member of The Church at Lower Mill Creek. Juanita enjoyed crocheting, she was an animal lover, she loved gardening, and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 Surviving are two daughters, Misty Durden (Tolie) of Eatonton and Michelle Warren (Joe Frick) of Madison; her son, Michael Harris of Tuscon, Arizona; two brothers, Harold Smith of Portal and Dennis Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Brenda Casey (Jimmy Bracewell) and Anita Martin of Milledgeville; grandchildren, Dalton Durden, Dayton Durden, Marissa Butler, Makayla Butler, Wade Parker, and Candace Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.

 The memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.

 Guestbook: www.kennedyfuneralhomechapels.com

 Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements