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Juanita Collier
2/27/1925 - 6/24/2016

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Juanita M. Nita Collier was born on February 27, 1925 in San Diego, California to James Brown of Florida and Beulah Brown of South Carolina. Juanita passed away on June 24, 2016 in San Diego, California.


A native San Diegan, the second oldest of five children. In August 1988, Nita became the first African American National President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband Ernest affectionately known as “Sarge” her son Eric and her daughter Evaughn preceded her in death.

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