February 4, 2017
“My life has always been centered around family. We are all connected by the love of one another. This is how we grow and prosper. Remember always who you are and where you come from. Stay focused, and keep your eye on the prize.”
Juanita Campbell-Singh was born on February 27, 1949 in Harlem, NY to the late James “Sunny” Johnson and Henrietta Smoak. Her earthly journey concluded February 4, 2017 in Dingmans’s Ferry, PA.
Juanita was a graduate of the Harlem Hospital School of Nursing in 1973, and in a career spanning over 40 years she helped individuals and families as a Registered Nurse, with the bulk of her tenure bringing health and wellness to the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.
Juanita was the paragon of a life well-lived. A breast cancer survivor since 2002, she would exhaust herself helping others whenever and however she could. When she wasn’t being the family nurse, you could find Juanita spinning her slots, searching an exotic cruise destination, swimming away from sandy shores, or sharing her Flip Pan collection with thousands of friends on Facebook. Ever the activist, Juanita was a supporter of her honorary nephew Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, and participated in the Million Man, Million Family, and Million Woman Marches.
Forever family first, Juanita would talk to her children daily. She was blessed with a son and daughter, plus 2 step-children, Shelly-Ann and Nathalee, raised as her own from a previous marriage. Juanita united families with Rawel Singh and his two children in October of 2000.
She leaves to cherish her sterling memory: her husband Rawel Singh, 2 children Orrett and Averil, granddaughter Jaylene, brother Eric, sisters Darlene and Caressa, nieces Quianna, Andrewa, Alexandra, Crystal, and Kim, nephew Jonathan, and a host of other friends, family, and strangers blessed to have crossed her path over 67 glorious years. She has been reunited with her lifelong friend, Priscilla Bowen...home.
A memorial service will be held at Ruth Fellowship Ministries, 733 South Second St., Plainfield, NJ with Rev. Tracey L. Brown officiating
In honor of Juanita’s granddaughter Jaylene memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (www.chop.edu).
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA