Janie Givens of Gary, Indiana was born March 31 to the late James and Bee Ella Ellis. She departed this life on November 9 at St. Mary Medical Hospital. Janie was a CNA for Valparaiso Nursing and Rehab for many years. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who helped everyone and was always on the go. Janie is preceded in death by her parents James and Bee Ella Ellis; grandson Damon Miller; sisters Mary Porter and Ernestine Harris; brothers James and Andre Ellis and Michael Crawford; brothers-in-law Ernest Williams Sr. and Timothy Harris Sr. She leaves to cherish her fond memories her husband Napoleon Givens; daughters Belinda Harris, and Barbara Wells; sons Lewis Pride, Robert Miller, Napoleon Jr., and Willie Givens; sisters Heady Williams and Barbara (Donald) King; Brothers Jimmy, Steve and Eddie Ellis; sisters-in-law Leola Boyd , Annie Givens; brothers-in-law Ceotis (Thelma) Givens; Sylvester (Catherine) Givens ; Vernon (Carnette) Givens ; Larry(Rita)Givens; Phillip Givens and Michael Givens; and a host of granddaughters; grandsons; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9-11:00a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ 110 West 43rd Avenue Gary, Indiana. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Nov. 17, 2017.