OBITUARY: Juanita Lowe Holcomb


Juanita Lowe Holcomb passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 20, 2023 at age 92.

Juanita was born at Coal Run Hill KY to Laura Gross and James Lowe.

She was passionate about the homemaking arts, especially ceramics. She was a certified Duncan ceramicist. The porcelain dolls she made and repaired are prized by many people. She was an expert seamstress who loved dress-making and doll clothes though she also enjoyed making quilts and purses. She also worked in the Kroger Bakery for over 15 years. Word puzzles occupied any spare time and she was a master at those too.

Mrs. Holcomb was President of the Pike County Homemakers Club. Mrs. Holcomb was a strong faith member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ and sang with joy in her faith. Throughout her life, she took care of many others needing help. Her spirit, tenacity, and stellar laugh shall be cherished and missed by many.

Mrs. Holcomb, known as ‘Mama’, is survived by children: Phillip M. Holcomb and wife Conya of Edmond OK, James E. Holcomb of Lebanon TN, Robert H. Holcomb and his wife Tanya of Straford WI, and her niece Carol Fladzinski of MI; and known as ‘Nanny’ to 11 grandchildren; Bronwynn, Nirasha, Maya, Nadia, Candace, Madison, Lauren, Kelsey, Robert, Robert, Tyler; 8 great-grandchildren; Robert, Matthew, Sara, Kennedy, Daisy, Greta, Archer, and Jacob; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; Nova, Zahra.

She is preceded in death by husband Robert H Holcomb, daughter Linda Kaye Law, grandson Elliot Logan Holcomb, great-grandson Lucero Rodriguez, parents Laura and James Lowe, brothers James and Rodolph Lowe, and sister Mildred Obrian.

The Celebration of Life is 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m.

A private, family internment of ashes shall be held in Pikeville, KY.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Joseph’s Storehouse in Lebanon, TN.

The family would like to recognize Jackie Phillips for being so helpful to the family, especially this past year.

Quite the strong-willed character, Juanita was fierce in her beliefs. But when she laughed, quite the memorable laugh.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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