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Janice Anne (Smith) Atwell

1941 ~ 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Janice Atwell Obituary

Janice Anne Smith Atwell, 82, passed away peacefully while sleeping at her home in Aberdeen, NC on December 31, 2023. She was born on April 26, 1941, the first-born child of John Raymond and Isabelle Anne Megginson Smith, in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from PS Dupont High School in 1959 and received her Business Degree at Goldie Beacon Business School in 1960. She married her husband, Wilfred J. Atwell, on January 29, 1965, and spent 58 wonderful years together. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Janice is survived by her husband, Wilfred J. Atwell, her children, Melody Anne Atwell Nance (Steven) and David Lewis Atwell, and her granddaughter, Laura Anne Nance Blakley (Michael).  She was also looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother in March 2024. She is also survived by her brother, Carl Smith (Lauren), and her dear friend, more like a sister, Shirlee Griffiths.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Isabelle Smith, and her sister, Vivian Leigh Reburn.

Through the years, Janice and family moved and lived in Tampa, FL, Colfax, NC, Altavista, VA, Greensboro, NC, Monroe, NC and eventually settled down in Aberdeen, NC for the last 25 years. She was an asset to Charter Medical where she served as Dietary Manager before retiring in 1994.

In her free time, she enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, reading, and putting together puzzles.

The family is grateful for the kindness of FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care located at 251A Campground Road, West End, NC 27376.

A private burial will be held at a future date in Milford, Delaware.

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