Janey Belle (Franks) Johnson

Janey Belle (Franks) Johnson, age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021.

On November 12, 1942, Janey was born in Richmond, Virginia, a daughter of the late Boyce Clifford and Viola Ruth (Whited) Franks.  Her family moved to Ohio in 1951.  She graduated from Johnsville High School in the Class of 1961.

While working at HPM in Mount Gilead, Janey met the love of her life, William “Mick” Milton Johnson Jr.  They were married on June 25, 1974 in Powell, OH.  They shared over 46 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on December 9, 2019.

A woman of faith, Janey was a long time member of the North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.

Janey enjoyed genealogy, was an avid poet and artist, and loved working in her beautiful flower gardens.

Janey will be dearly missed by daughter, Davette (Jeff) Javens; son and his companion, Devon Johnson and Teresa Linger; grandson, Brian (Rachel) Javens; great grandchildren: Makayla Javens, Kaiden Merritt, Alexis Javens, and Brayson Javens; sister, Debra Bohland; nephew, Scott Palmer; nieces: Stacey Kimmell and Vanessa Martin; and nine great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandin Javens; brother, David Franks; and sister, Bonnie Franks.

Janey’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will take place there at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with Pastor Rob Ratcliff officiating.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery, Franks Cemetery, in North Woodbury.

Memorial contributions in Janey’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice or to North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Janey’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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