Mrs Julia Ann Guynn was born on May 18, 1939, in Indianapolis, IN to her parents Roy Patterson and Vera Jamerson Mitchell, both parents preceded her in death. She was born third of four siblings, two which have also preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and attended Public School #26 for elementary education and graduated from Arsenal Tech High School.
Julia accepted Christ at an early age in her life while attending Bethel Tabernacle Apostolic Church, which was near Hovey Street, where she resided. Hovey street is where she not only grew up but also where she met her childhood friend and the love of her life, William Guynn. Her love for the Lord and for her future husband led her to convert to Catholicism and she became a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. The two united in Holy Matrimony on November 12, 1960.
Life of Service
Julia was a faithful servant of God, serving in the church and the community. As a woman of faith and an active member of St Rita Catholic Church, you could find her helping or serving regularly. One of the ways she served was by forming the Saint Martin de Porres Study Club, where several came to study the bible and church history.
Julia had a heart for the young people in the church. Her love and passion for the youth led her to start the first drill team in St. Rita’s history. She taught the youth on the drill team to proclaim the word of God through performance. She was passionate about teaching the drill team to display the love of God through chanting scriptures, creating routines, and even through fellowship. She loved being a positive role model of Christian service for the youth. Julia’s Christian service also included volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul for numerous years.
Julia’s labor was not only in the church but also in the community. She worked at Ft. Benjamin Harrison’s Army Finance and Accounting Center, Dow Chemical, and Quad Pharmaceuticals. She also worked for Eli Lilly and Company for many years, retiring in 2005.
Julia loved spending time with family. On a given day, you could find her watching westerns, talk shows, and her beloved Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. She enjoyed spending time talking to her sister, Martha, each Monday. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the beauty in God’s world. She cherished the holidays, especially Christmas and impromptu family parties. Julia cherished her time with her husband, children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Julia Ann Guynn departed this earthly life to receive her Heavenly reward on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at the age of eighty-four years, two months, and twenty-six days. She was listening to her favorite jazz sounds with her loving husband and surrounded by family. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, William Guynn: children, Brian J. (Tina) Guynn, Jarett D. Guynn, Elizabeth A. Guynn and Denise R. Guynn: two granddaughters; Patrice Guynn, Brittany (Nicholas) Pulliam: two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Madison Pulliam and a cherished sister, Martha Womack of Merced, California along with a host of loving relatives, her special buddies, and friends.
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