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Obituary for Juana Theresa Espinosa
Juana “Jenny” Theresa Espinosa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on November 17, 1947. She was later brought to the United States by her father, and settled with her new family in Manhattan, New York. Jenny entered Heaven’s gates on September 12, 2021.
Jenny was a vivacious young woman, with a fairness that could easily rival any supermodel or socialite of the time. She was the embodiment of brains and beauty, and encompassed a street savvy that was unparalleled.
Jenny was a hard worker with limitless talents, her most notable being hospitality, cooking, and arts and crafts. She owned and operated several cleaning businesses that employed dozens, and empowered people to be able to provide for their families. Her most famous recipe she cooked was Arroz con Gandules or “Granny’s Rice” most aectionately known by all who loved her. Granny Jenny was skillfully talented in floral arrangements, decorating, and creating Christmas ornaments.
Jenny was a diehard New Yorker and supported all of the New York teams. However, her heart was in the game of basketball. She was an avid basketball fan, and enjoyed watching the NBA and the WNBA. When basketball season was over, you could find Jenny in her recliner watching classic basketball games. Her favorite basketball teams were the NY Knicks, Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors. Her least favorite team was the Chicago Bulls, despite her favorite colors being black and red. She would often wage bets against the Bulls, all in good fun, with her grandson Omar.
In her pastime, Jenny would enjoy watching court shows, crime dramas, and war movies. A day wasn’t complete without the
comedic antics of Steve Harvey and the laughter that came from watching Family Feud. Her daughter Lissette would often bring her to Hinesville, Georgia to visit with her beloved grandson PJ, her great-grandchildren, and the Dupree family. When in Hinesville, she was always able to let her hair down, laugh, and share some of her happiest moments.
Jenny enjoyed her family, and could be best described as sugar and spice, with a kick of hot sauce. She loved her great-grandchildren around her. You would often find her great-daughter Liviyah snuggling with her in bed, her great-granddaughters Parris and Amanee helping her re-arrange and decorate her room, her great-grandson Prince trying to tell her jokes given to him by his father, or her great-granddaughter Laila practicing her Spanish, while giving her the “tea” of the day.
Jenny had a very strong faith in God. Throughout her life she served on the Usher Board of several churches. She worked hard to give her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all who loved her a strong spiritual foundation. A meal could not begin without giving thanks to God, a tradition always facilitated by Granny Jenny.
Jenny Espinosa is survived by her daughter, Lissette Flores, brother Bernardo Espinosa Jr. and wife Laura Espinosa, brother Edwin Espinosa, and wife Alice Espinosa. She is also survived by her grandson Omar Espinosa and wife Veronica Espinosa, grandson Pierre “PJ” Parham, and grandsons Thomas and William Cunningham. Lastly, Granny Jenny is survived by her great-grandaughter Liviyah Espinosa, great-grandaughter Parris Parham, great-grandaughter Amanee Dupree, great-grandson Prince Parham, and great-grandaughter Laila Moore.
Jenny Espinosa was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will be forever known as Titi, Granny, Nana, and Mama Boogie.
Crematorium services will be provided by Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway, Georgia. A Celebration of Life memorial service and repast will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Econo Lodge Conference Room, 726 East Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, Georgia.
Cards and condolences can be mailed to Lissette Flores,Omar Espinosa, 4 Silver Oak Court, Pooler, Georgia.