Jaunita L. King

Sep 22, 2020
King, Juanita


1:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service.

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Fairview Cemetery


May be directed to the family at 1119 Kent Circle, Apt. 304, Waterloo, IA 50701


Jaunita L. King, 72, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo.  

She was born October 7, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Mary Wilder and Lloyd D. Allen, Sr. 

She was a 1966 Waterloo East High School graduate.

Jaunita married John King on October 17, 1994; he preceded her in death on March 15, 2019. 

She worked as a caregiver for the Western Home and previously for the Home Shopping Network. She was a member of Savior Missionary Baptist Church. Jaunita enjoyed attending church, cooking and visiting with family and friends. She loved rabbits and collected cows. She loved and treasured her family, especially her grandchildren. She was known for always helping people and being kind and giving.

Survived by her son, Ricky Dedrick of Waterloo; daughter, Arlene Dedrick of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Teyanna Dedrick, Kaelianna Larrew, and Christian Dedrick, three goddaughters, Sparkle Riley of Milwaukee, WI, Shabonna Greer of Detroit, MI, and niece, LaTasha Allen, of Milwaukee, WI; seven brothers, Lloyd (Teresa) Allen of Waterloo, Charles (Josie) Allen of Glendale, AZ, Reginald (Mattie) Allen, Donald Bogardus Allen, Larry Brown all of Waterloo, Terrance Baldwin of California, and Harvey (Ida) Lee Williams, Jr. of Milwaukee, WI; six sisters, Mary Wilder of Waterloo, Florence (John) Schoderberg, Carolyn (Bobby) Edwards both of Milwaukee, WI, Catherine Williams, Mildred Sounders both of Kansas City, MO, and Cheryl (James) Sanders of Oklahoma; godmother, Dorothy Love all of Waterloo; two god sisters, Bertha Wilder and Lisa Hesseling; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special cousin, Joyce Allen of Kansas City, MO and special friends Betty and Herb Thomas. 

Preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Lloyd; father, Harvey Williams; and sisters, Diane Allen – Davis and Marian Sanders.

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  1. Sherrie Jones | Sep 30, 2020

    I will miss you Juanita, you adopted me as your little sister over 30 years ago and then you entrusted me to be the Godmother to your only son, Ricky.  Rest easy in His arms!

    Love Sherrie Jones 


  2. Carolyn | Sep 28, 2020

    We love you sister/mom2

    Juanita you Rest In Heaven

    Bobby and Carolyn Edwards

  3. Charles E Allen Sr. | Sep 25, 2020

    I'm going to miss my daily calls talking with my oldest sister, she never wanted to say good bye, instead she would say "See Ya" ! Juanita was our 2nd Mom, protector, and she made each of us feel so Loved and special on our birthdays. In my heart I will never let her go but in Spirit she belongs with God as he prepared a room just for her with all our pictures covering her walls.

    Miss Me But Let Me Go

    Unknown Author

    When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me., I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, Why cry for a soul set free! Miss me a little – but not for long And not with your head bowed low.Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me, but let me go. For this journey that we all must take And each must go alone; It’s all a part of the Master’s plan A step on the road to home.When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.Miss me, but let me go.

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