Janice Colene Coffey Caroway
1940 - 2021
Sossoman Funeral Home
1011 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC
Janice Colene Coffey Caroway

June 8, 1940 - October 12, 2021

Janice Colene Coffey Caroway, 81, of Morganton, passed away peacefully at her residence, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, after a period of declining health.

She was born in Franklin, June 8, 1940, to the late Bruce and Colene Braswell Coffey of Collettsville. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Jean Lindley.

Janice grew up in Collettsville, and graduated from Collettsville School. She attended Appalachian State Teachers College graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Upon graduating Janice taught school in Arlington, Va., for one year before moving to Morganton.

Janice taught English for a number of years in the Burke County Public School system and finished her career as a librarian at Freedom High School. Janice was a gifted vocalist, pianist and organist. She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her family. She was a devoted Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Morganton.

Janice was a kind, selfless and a forever faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Caroway; twin brother, Gerald Bruce Coffey (Pam); children, Deborah McCurry (Jim), Angela Williams (Scott), Traci Riebel (Buddy); grandchildren, Andrew Lowdermilk (Eleanor), Patrick Lowdermilk, Jordan Williams, Matthew (Bailey), Connor Williams, Katie Riebel; and great-grandchild, Lenoir Lowdermilk.

A celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church of Morganton Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. The receiving of friends in the fellowship hall will immediately follow.

The Caroway family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Catawba Valley Medical Services, Carolina Caring, and a loving group of caregivers that provided excellent care to Janice at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to FBC Morganton.

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Published by The News Herald on Oct. 14, 2021.
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Bill, our sympathy and condolence to you and family. Will remember you in our prayers, may God bless!
Leroy and Diann Treadway
October 18, 2021
Unfortunately I will be out of town on Saturday, but I wanted you to know I will be keeping all of you in prayer. No words can truly help at this difficult time. Blessings as you move forward.
Terri Carter Huffman
October 14, 2021
Deepest sympathies to the Caroway family. Treasure your memories. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Brent and Susan Mull
Susan Williams Mull
October 14, 2021
(cont.) Bill, I've remembered all the times you made everyone laugh, especially myself. I will remember you and your family in my daily prayers! Janice will be missed by all who loved her so much! We will always remember her smile and her style! I believe she is an Angel in Heaven now! Janice, we will always love and remember you!
Cyndee Johnson
October 14, 2021
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