Janelle Karen Gilson

January 18, 1958December 26, 2020

Janelle Karen Gilson, age 62, went to be with the Lord and her dad James Genson, grandparents Dortha and Dan Morse, Marian and Ralph Chaffee on December 26, 2020.

Janelle was born on January 18, 1958 in Lansing, MI; She graduated in 1976 from Lansing Eastern High School. She worked for many years as a health care provider with her good friends Cheryl and Carla.

She is survived by her son James Gilson, mother Janet Genson, step-mother Geraldine Genson, sister Julie Genson, brothers John Genson, Joel (Missy) Genson, 3 step-siblings, numerous nieces, nephews and a great nephew.

A funeral service will be held on January 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. for family only at Lansing Central Free Methodist Church, 828 N Washington Ave, Lansing MI. The service can be viewed online via the link below:

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice:


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021


Janelle Karen Gilson

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Michelle Keller

January 18, 2021

Aunt Janelle, you were loved so much. I look back fondly on so many of the times we slept over at your house, or when you came to watch us at our house and smile. Thank you for so many good memories. Over the years, life got busy and I am sorry I didn't stay in touch as much as I should have. You are missed.

Madeline Merz

January 11, 2021

I will always be thankful for the wonderful care Janelle gave to my Mother in law. She was kind and caring and went out of her way to help the residents at Clarebridge. We were also coworkers and she was a joy to be around.

Tammy Atherton

January 10, 2021

I worked with Janelle at Clare Bridge. She was so sweet with all the residents and always had a smile on her face. Will miss her caring and loving soul.


December 30, 2020

You will be loved and missed. Thanks for being part of our lives !
Love you
Kristin Iiams (niece)