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OBITUARY - Juanita Constance Hartfield-Bourne

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Service Date & Time
Monday, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Compton | Mon., Apr. 12th | 9:00A-11:00P
Harrison-Ross Compton
436 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

In Loving Memory of Juanita Constance Hartfield-Bourne

April 30, 1930 - March 24, 2021

Juanita Constance Hartfield was born on April 20th, 1930, in Oakland, California, to Mattie B. Falls and Joseph Drisdom. They soon relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where Juanita was raised by her mother, Mattie, in South Central, Los Angeles. She was shy in school and was often teased for her freckles. She graduated from Jefferson High School and kept her high school sweater as a memory for her alma mater until her death.  

She went to City College for one year and then worked as a Clerical Typist for the Los Angeles County Probation Department/Law Enforcement from which she retired (Norwalk Division) in 1981.  

She met Morris Johnson Jr. at a soda/ice cream shop and married in 1949 at the age of 19. From this union came two children: Brenda Johnson and Gerald Johnson (who preceded her in death).  

Juanita remarried in 1955 to Lawrence S. Hartfield (who preceded her in death). They moved to 4263 W. 59th Street in the early 1960's and were the first African-American family on the block. Together they raised Brenda and Gerald , and in 1964, Eric S. Hartfield was born and welcomed into the family.  

One of Juanita's favorite family pastimes was supporting her husband as a little league Baseball Coach. Both of her sons were baseball players on the Westside Athletics Baseball team while her daughter was a cheerleader.  

In 1984 she welcomed in and raised Gilbert "Robbie" Johnson at 3 days old. She would say that as long as she lived at 4263 W. 59th St., her family and loved ones would have a place to stay, and she was true to her word. She would also remind the family that she "paid the cost to be the boss."

Her favorite hobbies were bowling (in a bowling club), going to the LA Dodger Baseball games, listening to music (Mahalia Jackson being one of her favorite singers), and playing dominoes and bid whist at social family gatherings. One of the highlights of her life was going to the Olympics in Toronto, Canada, in the 1970's with her family. She later joined a square-dancing club where she met Leslie Bourne (who preceded her in death) and he became her last marital union.  

 When she was younger, her favorite snacks were sardines and crackers. As she got older, she enjoyed cheese-it crackers, Pepsi, Kisses, and Oreos, and would request them from anyone that was around.  

On March 24th, 2021, at the ripe age of 90, Juanita Constance Hartfield passed away peacefully in her own home that she lived in for 55 years. Juanita loved the Lord and always let her friends and family know how much she loved them. The Lord granted her pray to live to be 90, and she will be missed and always loved.

She leaves her daughter Brenda, son Eric, she raised a son and grandson Gilbert "Robbie," grandchildren: Gerald Jr., Alicia, Harold Jr., Brandon Johnson, Ria Hartfield, Marquis Hartfield, Miss Penny, Brandon K., and Cory; greatgrandchildren: Miesha, Nathan, Layla, Abrielle, Azariah, Asaias, and Faith; a host of nieces and nephews, and her pet cat "Golden." We Love you, Nita "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"  

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The family of Juanita C. Hartfield-Bourne would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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