JACKSONVILLE - Janice L. Brown, 85, of Jacksonville, died Monday, October 4, 2021 at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel, with Rev. Steve Pridgen officiating. Burial will follow in the Parker Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Luke and Rosetta Padgett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight siblings, Elvin Padgett, Lorimer Padgett, Hilary Padgett, Esther Padgett, Gessler Padgett, Harold Padgett, Doris Leary and Beatrice Murray.
She is survived by six children, Gerald Parker of Durham, Gary Parker of Durham, Luke Parker (Donna) of Jacksonville, Silvia Blankenship (Jim) of AR, Rita Evans (Roy) of Jacksonville and Sheryl Dayhoff of Jacksonville; two siblings, Minnie Ann Padgett Heath and Preston Padgett, both of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home.