Mrs. Juanita Lacks Duffer passed away at her residence on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the age of 77.

Born in Halifax County on Feb. 11, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Winston and Lottie Lacks and was married to Thomas “Tommy” Duffer.

Juanita loved gardening, canning, bowling, fishing and cooking for her family every Sunday.

In addition to her husband, Tommy, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Nichols, and husband Jimmy; sons T.L. Duffer and wife Sandra and Bucky Duffer and wife Amy; brother Howard B. Lacks; sisters Helen Baroody and Sarah Catherine Smith and husband William; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Red Level Church, 2055 Red Level Church Road, Clover. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.