Mrs. Janice Privette

September 26, 1938February 2, 2019

Janice Rebecca Langdon Privette, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 2, 2019. She is known for her strong faith and surrounding herself with family and her many great friends. She had a zest for life and love of laughter that was contagious to the people around her. Her children believe her greatest accomplishment was living an intentional life that showed everyone the heart of Jesus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willis Earnest Privette, her brother Willie Edward Langdon, and her grandson William Allan Newton, II. Born in Four Oaks to Willie Horace and Ophelia Langdon, Janice was the eldest of five children. She grew up knowing Johnston County farm life and the love of an extended family of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Janice graduated from Four Oaks High School in 1956 and then graduated from Hardbarger Business College. She worked many years as an Executive Secretary with the NC Restaurant Association before joining her husband in running his own mechanic shops, first in Raleigh and then in Clayton. Upon Willis’s retirement, Janice returned working in the public sector serving others with the Johnston County Public School Systems until her retirement in 2014. She received recognition for her volunteer services and contributions to Cleveland Middle School, Clayton Middle School, Clayton High School, and the Johnston County Board of Education. Janice loved all her family, but especially her children. She was actively involved in all their endeavors, supporting and chaperoning their many activities. She then continued her encouragement with her grandchildren supporting and cheering them in sports, music, military, and a variety of school and church performances. She was an active member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church for over 50 years. She served in many capacities throughout the years, but two of her favorites included Vacation Bible School Director and Sunday School Teacher. She especially enjoyed these past years teaching the Mary-Martha Sunday class and socializing with the LLL (Live Long and Love It) group on trips and special events while serving and praising her Lord Jesus Christ. Janice is survived by three sisters, Katherine Moore of Four Oaks, Judy Johnson of Florence, SC, and Frances Benson of Four Oaks; sister-in-law Judy Langdon of Four Oaks; three children, Teresa Newton and husband Bill of Charlotte, Rona Privette-Frost and husband Mark, Kristi Lynn Carpenter and husband Jimi, all of Clayton; six grandchildren, Tayler Newton, Brittany Frost, Jonathan Beeker, Stephen Carpenter, Dilahna Frost, and Rebecca Carpenter; and one great grandchild, Cameron Frost. Services will be conducted at Mount Moriah Baptist Chruch 3000 East Garner Road Raleigh, NC 27610 Family Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday February 8, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00am on Saturday, February 9. 2019. Interment to immediately follow. The family asks in lieu of flowers, a memorial in Janice's honor be made to the LLL Club at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. 3000 E Garner Rd Raleigh NC 27610.


  • Teresa Newton, Daughter
  • Bill Newton, Son-in-law
  • Rona Privette-Frost, Daughter
  • Mark Frost, Son-in-law
  • Kristi Lynn Carpenter, Daughter
  • Jimi Carpenter, Son-in-law
  • Tayler Newton, Granddaughter
  • Brittany Frost, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Beeker, Grandson
  • Stephen Carpenter, Grandson
  • Dilahna Frost, Granddaughter
  • Rebecca Carpenter, Granddaughter
  • Cameron Frost, Great Grandson
  • Katherine Moore, Sister
  • Judy Johnson, Sister
  • Frances Benson, Sister
  • Judy Langdon, Sister-in-law


  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019

Mrs. Janice Privette

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Gray Sasser

February 8, 2019

Rona, Debra and I share your loss. For those of us who were blessed to have great parents, their passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. Only the assurance of their having found their final rest in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father can restore our joy. We love you, and your family.

Carolyn Stearns & Laura Stearns Dale

February 7, 2019

Dearest Family, Oh what a sweet, kind-hearted, build everybody up Mama you had. What great memories from a while back. God bless you. You are all in our heart and prayers.

Barbara Stevens

February 6, 2019

Janice was such a dear sweet lady. I knew her from seeing her at the beauty shop and she was always friendly and had a smile. I was at Brian Center for rehab and when she went there from the hospital she shared the room with me. We got along beautifully and we enjoyed being together even with our infirmities. She was no doubt loved by all who knew her.

Carolyn Young

February 6, 2019

Rona and family so sorry to read about your mom prayers are for you and hold on to all the good memories that you have of her it will get you through lots of hard days to come! God Bless You🙏🙏🙏

Tameika Burns

February 5, 2019

Mrs. Privette was truly God-Sent. I met her while working at Clayton Middle School she had a warm smile and a sweet spirit. She was truly an inspiration. I ended up calling her Mama Privette because I could go and talk to her when I couldn't talk to my own Mom. She never once judged me. She gave me guidance and shared her great knowledge and wisdom. I enjoyed working with her and watching Stephen grow into such a fine young man. Heaven may have gained an angel but I received the greatest gift of all a chance to know Mrs. Janice Privette as the God-fearing, loving, caring and compassionate woman she was. She may be gone but her legacy will live live on and she will not be forgotten.

Greer Suggs

February 4, 2019

Mrs. Privette was one of the kindest and most genuine people I’ve ever known. I was blessed to work with her at Clayton Middle where, like many others did, we had meaningful and sometimes teary chats that always ended in laughter. God and her family were always at the forefront of her mind, for Mrs. Privette loved them all deeply. We are all better people for having known her.

Mary Braswell

February 4, 2019

I first met Janice when she worked with the Johnston County Public Schools. She was a kind, caring lady with a big smile. I later met her daughter, Rona, and other family members through church. She was a smart worker with a kind personality. Janice always left me with a smile. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Pat Jenkins

February 4, 2019

On behalf of our Bible study ladies of Mount Moriah class you will truly be missed ...just over a few days ago you were with us as we were studying the return of our Lord.... And just think !!!! You, Janice (with your new name) are going to be one of our saints coming back with him. How can we weep when there's so much rejoicing as you walked into the arms of our Lord and your loved ones. But yes, I'm still heart broken, and when we open our next meeting again this Thursday we will remember your beautiful smile and lovely prayers .....goodbye dear friend until we meet again. Your prayer Warriors and Bible study Ladies of My Moriah 🌈

Barbara McGinnis

February 4, 2019

Heaven got another angel on February 2 and Willis received a wonderful birthday present in Heaven. Perfect for you both. However, we will miss you. Your laughter and good advice, your beautiful smile at LLL and the monthly Wednesday night meal. I remember you teaching first grade for such a long time. I also remember that all the children wanted to sit with you in church because you did not mind if they wiggled. They filled an entire pew. You once said, "Try sitting for an hour when your feet don't touch the floor. It is hard to do." I tried it and you were right. A wise woman. You enjoyed life--the good and the bad. You praised the Lord at all times.. You were a true woman of God. My favorite verse is from 2 Timothy 4:7-8 which says I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day. I can see you with that crown. Until I see you again, farewell my friend

Usha S

February 2, 2019

Janice- kindness, grace and dignity are words that describe your personality. I am so lucky to have known you.