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Janice Lee Carter
January 16, 1945 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Janice Lee Carter was born January 16, 1945, to Mrs. Lee Ella Kelly and Mr. Clarence Severado of Danville, Il. She attended Danville schools and graduated from Danville High School. She married her high school sweetheart LeRoy Carter. They were married for 57 years, together they have five children.
Janice accepted Christ at the age of 15 and was a lifetime member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. As a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, she served in the choir and was appointed to assist the Mother Board. She was active in the Sunday School department for over 30 years. She served as the Superintendent of the primary Sunday School classes. As a beginner’s class teacher, she instilled the Word of God into her students through arts and crafts, songs, and skits. She had a humble spirit of hospitality. She played a significant role on the hospitality auxiliary. She actively supported all auxiliaries of the church. She served with her husband in the food pantry ministry and continued to work after his passing. She was an active member of the Sisters Obliged to Serve ministry for 15 years. Her dedication and commitment to God was demonstrated through her many works and will be greatly missed.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She regularly supported her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in their school and extracurricular activities.
Janice leave to cherish her memory her four daughters, Kim, Marilyn, Michele (Greg) Allen, and Cassandra Carter and one son Cornelius “Budde” (Tomisha) Carter, two sisters, Jane (George) Debouse of Kansas City, KS, Karen Harrell, three brothers Keith Kelly, Mark (Kim) Kelly and Eric Kelly, twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one god-daughter Danielle (Terrance) Carroll and special extended family Danny and Carrie Daniel of Arkansas and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Beverly Gouard, and one grandchild DeNeisha Epps.
A homegoing celebration will commence at 12:00 noon Monday November 6, 2023 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 311 N. Collett St., Danville. Eulogist: Pastor Lucius Barber. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after at Springhill Cemetery. A public viewing will be from 12 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 5, 2023 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St.