Juanita Z. DuBose died on Jan. 24. She was 85.

Juanita received her master’s degree in nursing from New York University, and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rutgers University. She worked as a nurse manager at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at Veterans Administration Hospital in East Orange, N.J. She also worked as a staff nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and as a nurse manager at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Prior to her career in nursing, she was an EEG technician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She wrote several articles for medical journals and authored a book.

She was a beloved mother and will be missed.

She is survived by her husband Tilmon L. DuBose; her daughter Tracy L. DuBose; her son Tilmon L. DuBose 3rd; a sister Curt Gates; and many nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillie Pearl Payton and Wallace Zeigler.