Services for Juanita Whalen “Honey” Townsend, age 78, of Cropwell, Alabama, were held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Clergy, Bro. Gordon Lee and Bro. Ronnie Thompson officiating. She will lie in state from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The family received friends on Monday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, AL. Interment was at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery in Abernant, AL. Mrs. Townsend passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Odenville, AL. She is survived by her husband, Gerald H. Townsend; daughter and son-in-law, Geri (Danny) Isbell; son and daughter-in-law, Gary (Lisa) Townsend; grandchildren, Tami Jo, Danny (Lesia) Isbell, Johnny (Amber) Isbell, Adam (Karri) Ward and Erin Ann (Bret) McKissack; great grandchildren, Tyler, Chase and Hunter Platts; Megan, Brock and Hudson Isbell, and Devin and Halee Ward. She is preceded in death by her daughters, Barbara Ann Townsend and Jana Sims Worthington; and her grandson, Gerald Carley Sims Poe. Mrs. Townsend was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a heart of gold, always putting others first. She was a faithful woman of God and a member of Coosa Valley Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Coosa Valley Baptist Church in Cropwell, AL., or Tornado Relief efforts of your choice. Condolences may be sent online at usreyfuneralhome.com. Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City will direct the services.
Published on  May 12, 2011