March 20, 1952 ~ April 1, 2023
Janice Ware, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 1, 2023. She was born on March 20, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Harry and Lillian Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, William Larry Ware, whom she has missed every day since his passing in 2021.
Janice was a devoted Christian with the most generous heart. If anyone was ever in need, she was the first one to help in any situation. She always put her family and friends before herself, even in her final days. With that said, she was very feisty, sassy, and full of spunk. Due to her illness, over the last couple of years, she was unable to attend church regularly, but the presence of God remained within her. To know her was to love her.
Janice had also built an unexpected bond with her feline companion, Lola, whom she loved very much. She spent most of her days watching her favorite shows, online shopping, talking on the phone with her sisters, and having full-blown conversations with her sweet Lola. Before her illness, she had a great passion for cooking and enjoyed taking food to anyone and everyone she met. She loved this life she had but was 100% ready to be reunited with Larry, see Jesus, and walk on streets of gold.
Left to love and cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Treva Rhinehart, grandchildren: Cassandra Campbell (Caston) Victoria Rhinehart (Nathan Scott), and adopted granddaughter Felicia Bassham.
Bonus daughter: Cynthia Gaston, Sisters: Imogene Helton, Iva Sue Shipley, Phyllis Hancock, and Vivian Smartt, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 on Tuesday at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5-8 pm and on Tuesday from 10-12:30 at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, GA.