Janet Knox Dudek

February 28, 1944August 18, 2013

Janet (Jan) “Tootsie” Knox Dudek passed away on August 18, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern, North Carolina with her family by her side.

Jan was born in Hancock, Michigan on February 28, 1944, the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Carlson Harris. Jan was employed as a financial manager at the Officer’s Club at Hickam and Langely Air force bases, at Farm Fresh retail stores and retired from her supervisory position at Lowes. Jan was totally committed to the Lord and her family. She loved animals and working in her garden.

Jan is survived by her husband Jack Dudek; son, Terry (Teresa) Knox II; daughter, Kimberly Knox Gresham; step son, John (Caroline) Dudek; step daughter,Lynette (Terry) Thomas, 10 grandchildren, five sisters, Audrey (George) Mazzagotte, Maxine (Tony) Barraco, Linda (Steve) Johnson, June (Bob) Gemignani, Cathy (Dan) Skorich; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert, Raymond, Albert, Roy, and sisters Mona, Violet, and Sheron.

The family will receive friends from 7-9PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC.

Expressions of sympathy in honor of Jan may be made to the local Salvation Army at 535 Bell Fork Road in Jacksonville.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Audrey Mazzagotte

August 24, 2013

I will miss my Sister, the visits at the Dudek's, the wonderful long phone calls and the love that she poured out when we needed it. Love you Toostie.

Team Virginias Regions 1 & 3

August 23, 2013

To Terry and his family, we are really sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.

Kimberly Gresham

August 23, 2013

Mom you are the greatest person to ever walk the face of this earth. I love all the talks and courage you have distilled in me ..
Heaven has truly received an angel. You taught me no matter how bad people can be...they have to answer to GOD and what they do. I love you mom. I know you are with me.. we have seen and cherish the after math.

Ron Scardino

August 21, 2013

Our deeepest condolences, may God look over you in your time of need.
Your extended DaVita Biomed Family

Cecil&Debbie Harris

August 21, 2013

So sorry for your loss, May the Lord be your comfort and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thurman Ramsey Jr.

August 21, 2013

To the Dudek family, I want all of you to know how much you are loved. The Ramsey family are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are always here for you.

Marilyn & Pat Harris

August 21, 2013

Like Lois, we too received the same quote in our Christmas card. I still have it on my bathroom mirror to remind me of His goodness.

Estell Carter

August 20, 2013

Jan was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She had a big heart and shared it with everyone she met. I am thankful to have known her - her wisdom and caring nature helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I hope your family finds comfort and peace in your memories of this wonderful lady.

August 20, 2013

Jan will truly be missed by her family and friends but we all know she is in a happy, happy, happy place. Love to all. Debbie Skipper (Hewitt, TX)

August 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what a difficult time this must be for you and your familty. The loss of a parent is heartbreaking. Please know that you are surrounded by friends who support you and care for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything that I can do to for you.
Celine Codd (Asheville, NC)