Juanita Bussey

September 17, 1930 ~ September 20, 2022 (age 92)


Juanita Carter Bussey, 92, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.  Graveside services are 11 A.M. Friday, September 23 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ed McDaniel officiating. Visitation is from 9-10 A.M. Friday at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home.

Juanita was born in Greenwood to James A. and Alva Mullen Carter. She grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood High School.  Juanita Worked as a bookkeeper for the Leflore County School system, G.M.A.C. and later owned and operated Bussey’s Western Store until her retirement.  She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school.  She enjoyed cooking and reading about current events.  Juanita especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard Miles Bussey.  Survivors include two daughters, Karen Upchurch of Greenwood, Kim Smith (Dale) of Indianola; a son, Mike Bussey (Debbie) of Greenwood; grandchildren, Dawne Upchurch Holmes (Keith), Melanie Wilkerson (Russ), Michael Bussey, Jr. (Kristi), Lauren Bussey Cogswell (Jesse), Kristina Christian (Justin), Ty Smith and Jacob Smith; Great Grandchildren, Cody Holmes, Emily Holmes, Austin Winter (Anna Lauren), Kaitlyn Bussey, Mary Carter Bussey, Michael Bussey, III, Miles Cogswell, Shepherd Cogswell, Ford Cogswell, Olivia Christian, and Sawyer Christian; and one great great grandchild, Hayes Bussey.

Pallbearers will be, Wally Montgomery, Billy Montgomery, Keith Holmes, Cody Holmes, Justin Christian and Michael Bussey, III.  Honorary pallbearers are Ty Smith, Jacob Smith, Michael Bussey, Jr.  and Dr. Kenneth Hines.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, First Baptist Church or the charity of donor’s choice.

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September 23, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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Graveside Service
September 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Evergreen Cemetery, Carrollton


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