Janice T. Reames

Published 3:45 pm Monday, March 4, 2024

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BOYKINS – Janice Marie Turner Reames, 74, pass

Janice T. Reames

ed away March 3, 2024 in Courtland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, she was the youngest of 10 children born to the late James Oscar Turner and Helen Parks Turner. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Henry Wayne Reames and his parents, Gladys and Ruth Reames.

Janice was a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and of Mitchell’s Beauty Academy. She was a retired Special Education Paraprofessional, car and bus driver, custodian and cafeteria staff for Southampton County Public Schools for 26 years, retiring in 2016. Janice loved working with all of the children and considered them her own. She was a member of the Tarrara Woman’s Club and the Branchville Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Kristie Marie Reames Ward and Kelly Ruth Reames Jarratt (Michael); four grandchildren, Brandon Ward and Cole, Kelsey and Camden Jarratt; a brother-in-law, Bobby Reames and family.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 7 in Wright Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Michael Baugham officiating. The burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery in Boykins. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home and suggests that memorial donations be made to Boykins Volunteer Fire and Rescue.