Early in the morning of December 25, 2020, Christmas Day, Mrs. LaJohnetta Priest answered the Masters call to “Come Home” !! LaJohnetta was born on April 30, 1962 to the late Mr. John and Hazel Odom Currie in Robeson County. “Johnetta” as she was called was a product of Pembroke Senior High. She was class president and finished with the highest academic honor, the Valedictorian. After graduation she continued her education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina receiving her Associate Degree in Computer Science. She also studied at the Robeson Community College in Lumberton, and received a degree in Computer Technology.
Throughout her career Johnetta worked at various jobs; Hardees, South of The Border and Quickie Manufacturing until her health declined.
At an early age Johnetta accepted Christ as her personal Savior and tried her best to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Beauty Spot United Methodist Church where she enjoyed participating in the mission work there. She loved singing, working and talking with people and always had a beautiful smile. She also sang with the choir at Shiloh Baptist Church. She married Robert Priest and they were together for twenty-eight years. When Johnetta walked in a room her presence was felt by her big smile and her cheerful greeting. She never met a stranger. She will be missed.
Mrs. Johnetta Priest was an only child. Both her parents preceded her in death.
Left with precious memories are her loving husband, Mr. Robert Priest of the home; two brothers-in-law, Mr. Earl Priest of High Point North Carolina and Carl Priest of Washington DC.; five uncles: William Odom, Robert (Hazel) Odom, Eddie and Jerome (Nell Lee) Odom all of Rowland, NC and Luke Odom of Maxton, NC. Three aunt; Pam Odom of Rowland, NC, Inez Carrie of New York and Halise Simmons of Rowland, NC and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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