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A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home by the Reverend Mark Grooms. Burial will follow at New Chapel Baptist Church in Rustburg.

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Juanita Litchford Cyrus

December 16, 1937 - February 23, 2022

Juanita Litchford Cyrus, 84, of 325 Westview Circle, Lynchburg went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 23, 2022, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late John Ervin Cyrus.

Born December 16, 1937, in Rustburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Sally Litchford. She was a retired Shift Supervisor with Central Virginia Training Center. In addition, she spent her time dedicating herself to special needs young people at The Arc of Central Virginia.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia “CC” Cyrus, and Beverly “BB” Davis, J.T’s father and special friend, Warren Davis, a loving grandson, J.T Davis and his wife, Carolyn; and a great grandson, John Xavier Davis.

She is survived by two sisters, Fay Andrist and Mae Haskins and one brother, Buddy Litchford along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Litchford.

In addition, her family included a special and devoted friend, Carolyn Lewis and special friend, Omi Hall.

Her extended family included two adopted daughters, Barbara Josephs of Lynchburg, Christina Childress of Pamplin, and four adopted grandchildren, Bela Assis of Brazil, Juliana Spohr of Brazil, Anne Kreidel of Germany, and Enerelt Baldansuren of Mongolia.

The family will receive friends Friday night, February 25, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home and at other times in her home.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home by the Reverend Mark Grooms. Burial will follow at New Chapel Baptist Church in Rustburg.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Victor Bell and the staff of Accordius Health of Lynchburg for their care and concern during her need for long term care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Friends of Campbell County Animal Control and/or Gleaning for the World.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Am so glad we got to visit with Nita the last time we were in VA. We so much enjoyed knowing her and the friendship we shared. She was so down-to-earth and sweet--but with just enough "vinegar" to keep us all smiling and laughing. We will greatly miss seeing her here on earth, but look forward to seeing her in Glory, and laughing once again. Praying for the Lord's comfort in the lives of all her family members at this difficult time.

Posted by Darrell & Jan on February 27, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Juanita. I have many memories of my childhood when my mother and I came to visit. She was a sweet lady who always had kind words about everyone. If only we had more people like her now. We know she's in a better place now and one day we will all reunite.

Posted by Wendy Rafferty on February 25, 2022

Nana was one of the sweetest human beings I ever had the privilege of knowing. I grew up in Thomas Terrace back in the 80’s, the same neighborhood she and her family lived in. I frequented her home as her grandson JT was my best friend. All the kids hung out at Nana’s house. She was accepting, sweet and kind to all of us. I am very sorry for your loss Bev, Cyndi, JT and Carolyn. You are all in my prayers. Carl Fulton

Posted by Carl Fulton on February 24, 2022

Nana was one of the sweetest human beings I ever had the privilege of knowing. I grew up in Thomas Terrace back in the 80’s, the same neighborhood she and her family lived in. I frequented her home as her grandson JT was my best friend. All the kids hung out at Nana’s house. She was accepting, sweet and kind to all of us. I am very sorry for your loss Bev, Cyndi, JT and Carolyn. You are all in my prayers. Carl Fulton

Posted by Carl Fulton on February 24, 2022

So sorry for the loss of your mother Bev and Cyndi. Praying for all of you. A dear friend to all that knew her

Posted by Barbara D Litchford on February 24, 2022

A truly wonderful person thru and thru. So sorry for the loss of your sister. I always considered a friend.

Posted by Anonymous on February 24, 2022

My mom just told me about my aunt Nitas passing I am so sorry. Praying for the family she will be missed. Love you all

Posted by Angie Mcneil on February 24, 2022

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