Janice Lynn Garner

janice garner

Janice “Jan” Lynn Garner, 56, of Robbins, NC, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

She was born on June 23rd, 1966, to James and Aileen Garner, of Robbins, NC. She is also survived by her brother, Gene Garner; niece, Zoe Garner; nephew, Clay Garner, all of Robbins; uncles, Lee Britt (Joyce) of Robbins and Daniel Britt of Mims, Florida; and a multitude of cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Melvina Garner, Wilbert and Maude Britt, step-grandmother, Onnie Hinson Britt, and her aunt, Betty Britt (wife of Daniel).

Jan’s life changed forever at the age of 15 when she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Before her injury, Jan was active at North Moore High School where she loved spending time with friends. Her best friends included Robin Ritter, Lisa Brady, Christy Key, and her cousin Leslie Sickler. Jan enjoyed riding her motorcycle through the woods at her home and listening to music. Some of her favorite artists were Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Foreigner, and her favorite song was Free Bird. She had a love for animals, especially dogs. Her favorite was a golden retriever mix named Sandy.

The family would like to thank all of Jan’s great caregivers over the years for their love, care, and devotion; Rebecca Alice Hussey, Winda Cagle, Carol Maske, Gwen McNeill, Lynn Pennington, Larry Marie Garner, Edith Martindale, and most recently Ann Marie Musselwhite.

It has been many years since we have heard Jan’s infectious laugh and seen her beautiful smile. Jan will always be our beautiful teenage girl with a love of nature and boundless energy. We would also like to thank the community and our extended family for all the support throughout the years.

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, at Smyrna United Methodist Church, with Dr. Jerome Smith and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Smyrna Family Life Center. Please feel free to bring any photos you have of Jan to the service.

Flowers are being accepted. However, donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, 3733 National Drive, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27612, or at the website www.bianc.net.  

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Garner Family.

Condolences on line at pinesfunerals.com


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    • God bless this family I remember Jan growing up when she was at a very young age I was saddened to hear about her accident when she was young She has the most precious Mother & Father She is going to spread her wings & go to a place where she will never suffer again Prayers ❤️ to all the family So sorry

  1. She , was my little sister that I didn’t have . I can still see her beautiful smile and hear her laught.May the Almighty rest your soul as well as comfort her family during this time of mourning. In Jesus name I pray .

  2. My Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy for you Jimmy, Aileen, Gene and all the family for the loss of Jan! I know your grief is huge but I know Jan is a Free Angel in the presence of God and home with her Grandparents and other loved ones! My Love and Prayers for you!

  3. So sorry to hear this prayers for the family I know my mother in law Winda will be waiting for Jan at the gates of heaven.

  4. I will always remember our good times together, you was a beautiful friend. Prayers for the Garner family 🙏

  5. Prayers for all her family and friends. Jan is finally free and with the others who have gone before her. I know they are all enjoying her beautiful smile and laugh
    Prayers and hugs sent to her family ❤️🙏

  6. May the love of family & friends surround and comfort you during this sad time.
    Our most heartfelt condolences-

    The Richardson Family

  7. To the family: Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ,
    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark

  8. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with her family🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

  9. With Sympathy and Prayers 🙏 for all the family. May God hold you especially close. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.

  10. From those first horrible days at the hospital until now we have witnessed your love and devotion to Jan. The road has not been easy, and now she is free to be Jan again!!!!! Thank y’all for being an example of what family love is. Our prayers and love are with you all!!!

  11. So sorry for your loss, Jan was such a beautiful girl and was loved by everyone. Love and prayers for the family.

  12. “She may be gone from our sight but she is never gone from our hearts.” Our sincere condolences to Jimmy, Aileen, Gene and family. Our prayers and thoughts are always with you.

  13. Sending you love and prayers. Your care and devotion to Jan demonstrated your love for her. May your memories you hold dear bring you peace.

  14. I remember Jan even as a 6 year old when this accident happened and have thought of her time and time again over all of these years. She made that much of an impression on my life in such a short time. What a testament to your family and all of her caretakers over the years of the love and care showered upon her.

    Emily Thigpen Huntley and family

  15. Prayers and Hugs to everyone. As you know God has been with you for a life time. Now he wants Jan closer with him where she will be smiling for eternity🙏❣️🙌

  16. I am signing way late. I am so sorry to hear about Jan. I spoke to someone today that knows your son, Gene. She went to school with him. She is a broker selling different types of insurance. I pray for your family that Jan is enjoying her stay in heaven and dancing with Melvinie and playing amongst the beautiful flowers.

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