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Janie Marie Burnette Johnson


Janie Marie Burnette Johnson, 72, of Oxford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at her home surrounded by her daughters.

Janie was born on November 30, 1947 in Granville County to the late Zack Fielding Jr. and Lillie Mae Blackwell Burnette. She worked as a secretary for Cristex and was a retired substitute teacher with Granville County Schools. She loved to sew in her spare time which benefited many people in her life. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Janie was also a member of Women on Mission.

Janie leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Wendy Johnson of the home and Tracy Atkins (Andy) of Dobson, NC; three precious grandchildren, Samantha Atkins, Lydia Atkins and Daniel Atkins; a sister, Vickie Ball (Butch) of Oxford; a brother, James Burnette (Vera) of Oxford; two sisters-in-law, Anita Chandler of Clarksville, VA and Wanda Thompson of Boydton, VA; two nieces, Susan Phelps (Tim) of Elm City, NC and Lisa Munn of Clayton, NC; a nephew, Steven Ball (Corrie) of Zebulon, NC and her gorgeous, fluffy cat, Sandy.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband Chester Daniel Johnson Jr., and a niece Debra Lynn Burnette.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. You may access the graveside service by clicking on the following link:
Graveside Service: If the livestream is not working, it will be uploaded shortly after the service has ended.

The family will receive friends and family Friday, October 9, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and other times at the home.

The family wishes to express appreciation to her caregiver, Cannissus Burwell and Kindred Hospice.

Flowers are accepted and memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, c/o Tonya Perry, 2551 Ace Dr. Oxford, NC 27565.


  • Kathy Boyd Posted October 8, 2020 8:26 pm

    To the entire family,
    I have such fond memories of working with Janie in the Granville County School System and also as her being a parent. I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories and always let those precious grandchildren remember such a precious grandmother and member of society. She was a special lady.

  • Nancy and Woodrow Dickerson Posted October 8, 2020 11:47 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time
    ! Janie will be missed by everyone that knew her! God Bless You All!

  • Teresa Craig Posted October 9, 2020 12:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Janie. Always thought a lot of her. She will be missed. My prayers to all of you for comfort & peace.

  • Nicky Cates Joyner Posted October 9, 2020 2:24 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Janie. I remember coming to her house many times with my aunt Martha to have alterations done. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Wendy Boyd Wilkins Posted October 9, 2020 1:05 pm

    So sorry Tracy and Wendy for your mothers passing.

  • Linda Daniel Posted October 9, 2020 1:38 pm

    Prayers for the Burnette family.

  • ernie averett Posted October 9, 2020 2:43 pm

    So sorry to learn of Janie’s passing . What a kind and sweet soul. I was happy to call her my friend

  • Vickie and Danny Boyd Posted October 9, 2020 4:22 pm

    A fine Christian lady. She will surely be missed especially at church. Love this family! Praying for you all!

  • Canissus Burwell Posted October 9, 2020 4:31 pm

    It was a pleasure to care for Mrs. Janie these past months and I will really miss her dearly. To the family, May you find comfort in knowing she is in perfect peace and with you alwaysđź’«

  • Francine Posted October 9, 2020 4:57 pm

    Wendy I’m so very sorry to hear about you and Tracy’s mother. I had the pleasure of meeting Janie when she worked at the Board of Elections. She was a sweetheart. Her whole talk was about her grandchildren, she loved her family unconditionally. Treasure all the beautiful memories that ya’ll shared. SIP Janie Gone but will never be Forgotten.

  • Linda Munn Posted October 10, 2020 12:07 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I went through school with Janie and she was such a nice person.

  • Joyce & Ben Cifers Posted October 10, 2020 3:15 pm

    Wendy and family, So sorry tho hear about Janie. Since Ben is battling cancer and shouldn’t be in crowds, we won’t be attending the funeral. Just know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Gail Grissom Elliott Posted October 12, 2020 3:55 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Joanne Tippett Posted October 18, 2020 4:14 am

    Such a sweet friend. She had a God given talent for sewing. Prayers for her family. 🙏

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