Mrs. Jane Laurie Mears, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Janie was born on January
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28, 1928 to Helen and John Laurie in Mountainville, New York. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert Lee "Bobby" Mears; her parents; and her brother, Jack Laurie.
With her husband, Bobby, they owned and operated the Englewood Supermarket for 49 years. They were also charter members of Englewood United Methodist Church. Janie remained an active and faithful servant until her death serving on the church council, the bereavement committee, prayer shawl and welcome bread ministries. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Janie is survived by her son, Robert Lee Mears Jr. and wife, Marian of Rocky Mount; daughter, Deborah Mears Robertson and husband, James of Rocky Mount; daughter, Laurie Mears Knox and husband, John of Greensboro;
grandchildren, Catherine Mears Johnson and husband Evan of Raleigh, Daniel Stafford Mears of Los Angeles, Martha Hagen Mears of New York City, Ashley Robertson Sisk and husband Jeremy of Durham, James Eric Robertson of Speed, Jamie Leigh Robertson of Rocky Mount, Emily Jane Knox and Erin Elizabeth Knox
of Chapel Hill, and her beloved cat.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Englewood United Methodist Church.
A funeral service to remember Janie will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Benson officiating. A committal service will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Englewood United Methodist Church, PO Box 7128, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Apr. 22, 2012