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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Janice Ogden Coley

January 10, 1926August 4, 2019
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Janice Uldine Ogden Coley, 93, of Amherst, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late James Ernest Coley.

Born on January 10, 1926 in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Littleton Ogden and the late Lucy Mays Ogden. Janice retired from ITW Paktron after 33 years of service. She enjoyed bluegrass music and was a longtime member of James River Blue Grass Association. Janice was an avid walker, as she never drove. Living in the country, she would always walk to where she needed to go or have family members or friends pick her up. She also enjoyed sewing and camping. She was a member of Amelon United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Rayburn Ogden and wife Betty, Kermit Ogden, Tony Ogden, and Lloyd Dale Ogden.

Janice is survived by her sons, Ernest Coley and wife Christine and Steve Coley and Barbara Pryor; four grandsons; two granddaughter; 14 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ogden, Wilma Ogden, and Lois Ogden; best friend and running buddy, Ruth Showalter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fairmont Crossing and to Centra Hospice for their care and support during Janice’s time there.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the home of Steve and Barbara on Puppy Creek Rd, Amherst.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Pastor Stan Ogden officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family would like you to consider Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, James River Blue Grass Association, or a charity of your choice.

  • DONATIONS

  • Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
  • James River Blue Grass Association

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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DONALD MASON

August 7, 2019

So sorry for the loss of this GREAT Lady&deepest sympathy&condolences to Janices family.Just nothing but good things&thoughts about her.She was the definition of a true Southern no make that Lady anywhere she would have been.A true story.We were playing a show at Amelia one weekend&I ripped my pants,lol.I couldnt go onstage like that&I mentioned it around Janice who was there camping,she told me COME ON.We went to her camper she told me to take my pants off&she would sew the rip up.I said Janice I got nothing to wear when I take them off.She said Lord have mercy tkae your pants off sit down on the sofa while I sew them up,lol.I did&she had them fixed in 10 minutes&I was able to do the show&told everybody on stage what happened&thanked her&did her favorite song we did,Walk Through This World With Me.Always did that for her&Ruth when they were at one of our shows&mentioned them.I will miss her.Her type of people are very rare in the world.She was as good as they come.

Carmen Biagioni

August 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss! I have lovely memories of camping with Janice & family many years ago! Love and hugs from Belfast xx

Daisy Hill

August 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Janice passing away! Such a sweet lady! Her and Ruth would sit with me and my sister Margaret at the James River Bluegrass Associations monthly meeting and concerts sometimes! My heart and prayers go out Earnest, Steve and all the family!
Daisy Hill
Lynchburg

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