Janice Annette White Dempsey

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Janice Annette White Dempsey was a lifelong resident of the Munford area. Her compassion towards humanity and her love and appreciation of the beauty of life touched everyone who knew her. She will be remembered lovingly and cherished deeply by her family and friends. Janice was born on November 29 in Austin, Texas and grew up in Alabama, attending school at Mechanicsville, Walter Wellborn and then Munford. At Munford, she was elected Senior Class President and Miss Munford and graduated a proud member of the Class of 1963. On January 17, 1964, Janice married Bruce and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. More than anything, Janice loved and nurtured her family. She is mother to Sondra and Tom Dempsey and grandmama to Emily Shamburger (Dale) and Will Oswalt. She was devoted daughter to Homer and Lassie White (deceased), sister to Lanelle Clawson, Leeoma Collins (John) and Lewis White (Barbara). Janice also treasured her many cousins, nephew, nieces, extended relations and dear friends, many from childhood, which she considered her family, too. Janice was passionate about education and helping others. She was a public servant with the State of Alabama Department for Human Resources (1973-1993). She insisted that her children and grandchildren go to college, and because of her urging, they now all hold degrees. She taught at Grace Baptist Church (1970s) and Meadowbrook Baptist Church (1980-1990s). Janice was an excellent seamstress, an avid reader and a seasoned world traveler. She enjoyed tracing her ancestry and making "Raggedy Anne" and "Raggedy Andy" dolls for those she loved. She collected depression era glassware and made legendary fudge at Christmas. She liked to sing and dance and ride in the mountains on Sundays, biscuit in hand, listening to gospel music. Above all, she was a good, empathetic listener and a loyal friend. To celebrate Janice's life, her family invites you to bring your memories and appetite and join them next Saturday, April 12, at the Silver Run Chapel (Old Schoolhouse) off Highway 21 on Old School Road, Munford. At Janice's request, please wear a colorful scarf as tribute. The event begins at 12 p.m. with visitation, boxes full of memories and lunch, with a remembrance gathering from 1:30-2 p.m. Graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at the Bowman Family Cemetery in Pell City. If you would like to contribute to flowers for her celebration or plants for Janice's garden (a memorial planned for the Bowman Cemetery), then please call Two Friends Florist in Lincoln at (205)763-3015. "1-4-3" www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 6, 2014
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