LaJuanna Y. Stanton, 61, of DeSoto entered into rest January 30, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City. She was born September 8, 1949, in Blytheville, Arkansas, to the late Joseph and Alice (Stokes) Ray.
She is survived by a son, Sharrod (special friend-Julie McPhail) Townsend of Festus; daughter, Rachelle (Alfred) Henderson of Festus; step-daughter, Amber Townsend of Festus; sisters: Willean Ezikpe of Blytheville, AR, Shirley White of KS, Patricia Sweat of Jonesboro, AR, Diane (Butch) Edmondson of Blytheville, AR and Irene (Ricky) Nichols of Blytheville, AR; dear friend, Donald Townsend of Farmington; and 8 grandchildren: Adonis Townsend, Ashaunti Townsend, Caleb Schanz, Madilynn Schanz, Alexia Roberts, Lindsay McPhail, Ahmad Townsend and Armondre Townsend all of Festus.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Curtis Brown and Michael Gray.
She was a hair stylist; she enjoyed fishing, bingo, dancing and spending time with family, friends and her grandchildren.
Pastor Ron Luellen will officiate service