Henry Lester Janowski

July 2, 1951April 14, 2018

Henry Lester Janowski, age 66, of Tyrone, GA, passed away at Emory University Hospital, surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Visitation will be Friday, April 20, 2018 from 11:00 – 1:00 at Crossroads Church, 3260 GA-16, Sharpsburg, GA 30277 followed by the Celebration of Life service at 1:00 pm. Pastor Ken Adams, Dr. Ronald B. Long and Pastor Butch Rumble will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens on Senoia Rd in Tyrone, GA (located next to First Baptist Church Tyrone). Henry was born on July 2, 1951 in Atlanta GA, to Maryon and Jeannette Janowski. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1973 and taught at Norcross High School for six years. During his tenure of teaching, he married Marjorie Leigh Branan of Decatur, GA. He was named Teacher of the Year for Gwinnett County Schools in 1979. From 1981-1991, he served as the Director of Facilities and Construction and then Director of Transportation. In 1992, he joined Operation Mobilization, an international missions organization, and served there until his death. He was an active member of Glenwood Hills Baptist Church from 1965-1996 and Crossroads Church from 1996 until his death. Survivors include: wife of 43 years, Margie Branan Janowski of Tyrone, daughters Tamara Glass (Michael) of Tyrone and Shellie Patterson (Scotty) of Orlando, FL, son Austin Janowski (Brittany) of Carrollton; sisters, India Miller (Mike) of Wewahitchka, FL, Neva Garrett (James) of Dahlonega; brothers-in-law, Alan Branan of Suwanee, Chris Branan (Lois) of Moriarty, NM; sisters-in-law, Marty Burns of Social Circle, Laura Shannon (Paul) of Deltona, FL; 8 grandchildren and 19 nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to the Foundation for missions that will be set up in memory of Henry as his passion was to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory in Peachtree City assisted with the arrangements


  • Visitation Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018

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Emily Phillips

April 19, 2018

Thinking of you Margie and your children as you walk through the loss of your precious Henry. He was a true gentleman and so reflected Christ in his daily walk. It was my great blessing to have had him as a friend.

Johnny Bearden

April 19, 2018

Margie and family,
Our prayers and support are with you and your entire family at this sad time of Henry's passing. We also rejoice with you, at the same time, in knowing that we will again fellowship with Henry in God's timetable for our lives.

In Christian love & fellowship,

Johnny & Becky Bearden

Mary Shoemake

April 17, 2018

Henry has been an inspiration in my life in many wonderful ways since I have started attending his small group. I have never met a finer man than Henry. His love for the Lord was always in the forefront of his life. He will be missed by so many because he was an inspiration to so many.