OBITUARY

Janice Marie Grindall

June 8, 1944June 10, 2021
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Janice loved God, and she loved her family.

She didn’t just hope that one day someone would say that about her. She lived so as to leave you no doubt about it. Her whole life was filled with what she loved.

After God and family, she had plenty of life in her for more. Quilting she could have won prizes for. Singing alto in the church choir — and in a gospel quartet. Especially wonderful for her, she loved watching her sons have families of their own.

She is preceded in death by her father Simon and mother Martha, as well as her step-father George and brother John. Janice is survived by her husband George, and their three sons, Ken, Eric, and Jonathan, as well as her sisters, Sally, Susan, and Becky.

Thank you for mourning and celebrating Janice with us.

In lieu of flowers, Janice requested that donations be made to two faith-based ministries very dear to her, in different seasons of her life:

Trans World Radio, for more than 65 years, has used broadcast media to share the Good News with many of the hardest-to-reach people and communities around the globe. Janice’s older brother ‘Johnny’ served with TWR at its radio station on Bonaire, a small island just off the Venezuela coast, during the early 70s.

www.twr.org/donate

Wycliffe Bible Translators, for more than 75 years, has helped thousands of marginalized language communities around the world translate the written Scriptures into their own languages. Janice’s son Ken joined Wycliffe in 2014, and actively serves as Communications Coordinator for over twenty Bible translation project teams across Tanzania.

www.wycliffe.org/partner/KennyGrindall

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Reception

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

Memories

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Kenny Grindall

June 26, 2021

Thank you all for sharing here on Mom's obituary page. It really makes having it much more meaningful and precious.

In all the work of preparing the memorial service, I was honored when Dad asked me to write the obituary above. Meanwhile, I began getting gracious notes from those whom we'd sent personal word of Janice's passing. One impacted me strongly; I share it here so it doesn't get lost when I could use a reminder:

"Your depth of character and faith are a powerful witness to the perseverance and diligence of your parents to pour excellent and noble things into their sons."

"See you in the morning," Mom!

Ernie Cummins

June 23, 2021

Janice and George were the greatest neighbors here on Battsford Circle, Fort Collins, for far too few years. Janice became a great friend with my late wife, Fran; both loved quilting and as I have been told they were instrumental in establishing the small quilt group, QOAR, here. Through that we became friends with George as well and we so enjoyed watching George ride his bicycle around the neighborhood and especially loved when they came for short visits. Through them we got to know their family, albeit vaguely, mostly long distance but did get to meet Kenny a few times.
Condolences to the family; Janice will be missed very much by them and by all of her friends. RIP.

Debbie McCallister Root

June 16, 2021

Janice was a second Mom to me and to several generations of youth that came through Wright Baptist. She taught our classes, listened to our hurts, offered Godly wisdom, and always had an open door and an open heart. She was never without a smile, always ready to hug, and had endless food offerings to share while she loved on us. Mom Janice was beautiful in song, in her love of the Lord and in the way she served Him. She was a lighthouse and a genuine blessing. My deepest sympathy to George and her boys. She loved them beyond measure and I am sure they ache at her physical absence.
I can just picture her singing in Heaven with that radiant smile.

Christina Black

June 15, 2021

Mrs. Grindall was a surrogate mom to me in my youth while attending Wright Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach. If I wasn't dating a son I was taking one trick or treating. When I was lacking direction she was quick to show me that I had value. Then there was the night Choctaw beat Ft Walton in the big game....we Choctaweans headed to the Grindall's to TP their house. As I was in full toilet paper throwing mode I looked up to see Mrs. Grindall standing on her front porch with her hands crossed over her chest. We could've gotten in so much trouble. She never said a word. We ran....leaving Eric and Kenny and likely Jonathan to have the joyous duty of cleaning up the dew soaked toilet paper. She was cool when it mattered and she was stern when it was needed. One thing I never doubted..she loved her family. She leaves a whole that cannot be filled. Our hope is that it will not be long til we see her, again. Now, I'm absolutely certain she is singing in God's choir and helping to add her touch to the mansions Jesus is preparing for us all. Til then...occupy.

Rhonda Nelson

June 15, 2021

I 1st knew Janice and family at Ocean City Baptist Church as a teenager. I babysat the boys. Jonathan was a baby then. I have a precious picture of Eric looking back as I came in the church at mine and Dons wedding. They continued to be friends in our lives at Wright Baptist Church and Janice and I sang in choir together. Always blessed when she was part of the Melody Masters too. She was loved by us and everyone she knew. Thank you Lord for the memories and blessings of knowing Janice Grindall!! Prayers go out to the family at this time of grief but praise to God it’s not the end. The beginning of her life has begun. Can’t wait to see her again!!

Jay & Judy Campbell

June 14, 2021

We were blessed to know and love Janice, George, Ken, Eric and Jonathan for many years. Our families were part of Ocean City Baptist and Wright Baptist Church together. Janice and Jay sang many times together in choir and as members of the Melody Masters Quartet.
The memories are precious and we believe we will see her again. May God’s Everlasting Arms hold us all.

Judy Raveling

June 14, 2021

We worshiped together at Faith Church in Loveland. Janice had a beautiful spirit and a strong alto voice. I loved hearing her harmony when we sang hymns. She was an inspiration to me, and I missed our times together when she moved. My love to her family, and will be praying for you all.

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