Junelle Pierre Theresa St. John was born October 23, 1979, to John and Carolyn St. John. She departed this life on a final journey to her heavenly home suddenly on December 15, 2020.
Born with one kidney and stricken with typhoid fever shortly after birth, she had a sickly childhood but became firm in her conviction to live life as best she could. Her family was always grateful to the lovely staff of Holy Name Hospital, where she was born, for their genuine care and concern.
Junelle attended St. Anastasia Elementary and Middle Schools and Teaneck High School, where she met a group of ladies that would forever become a part of her circle.
In 1997 she moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Englewood Senior High School in 1998. Her proud grandparents Lillian and Harry St. John Sr., who had become her most loyal supporters, were in attendance at her graduation.
On her return to New Jersey, like her two sisters, she worked at the corporate offices of an automobile manufacturer. Junelle was a shining employee at Volvo USA in Rockleigh, NJ.
One of her passions was the use of natural herbs and spices for her foods. She also enjoyed music, whether it was new or old, R&B, hip hop or pop and was known for her ability to recite the lyrics after just two listens. She lived her life at her own pace. Though Junelle was caring, she was not one to follow any ones directives and found it best to work for herself selling AVON.
Junelle leaves behind her parents John and Carolyn St. John, her sisters Courtnay Johnson-Suffern (Lawrence Suffern) and Shoshanya Jordan (Rickey Jordan), two nieces Taylor and Sydnay Jordan, and her significant other, Lolade Oladokun. A host of family and friends also share in the loss of a dear soul.
Mourning her passing and saddened that she cannot have a traditional home going service, her family will hold a private ceremony to celebrate her life.
Remember our loved one, Junelle, with tender and caring thoughts, for she is not gone but merely absent from the body and present in the Lord.
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God looked around His garden
and He found an empty place.
He looked down upon the earth
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
and the hills were hard to climb,
so he closed your weary eyelids,
and whispered "peace be thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you didn't go alone, for part of us
went with you,
the day God called you home.
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