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Janie May Latimore

July 22, 1918 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 101)

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Sister Janie May Latimore, 101, of Providence, RI peacefully returned to Jehovah on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Born on July 22, 1918 in Washington County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late James Lee Latimore and Ella May Latimore. She is survived by her loving son Lee Otis Jordan (Cynthia Jupiter), of Providence RI.

Janie was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness all of her life. She Pioneered in the Field Service and was a faithful and dedicated member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Elmwood Avenue in Cranston, RI.

Prior to retiring she worked at Speidel in Providence, RI. Janie, affectionately known as “Mama Jane” was a homemaker and seamstress. She was genuine and exemplified the true characteristics of Jehovah. She will be remembered by her loving, gracious, kind, patient and joyful demeanor. Janie demonstrated love towards everybody. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She nurtured, encouraged and supported her family and everyone she encountered. Her laughter was contagious and she always made everyone smile. She was an avid teacher of Bible Study, a great cook who made the best lemon coconut cake among other things, and always kept her home spotless. She will also be remembered by her many conversations in particular about “Going Back Home Down in Georgia” and being in “Paradise”.

Besides her son, to cherish her memories and legacy, she leaves a daughter-in-law Martha Ann Smith, 3 grandchildren Darryl Smith, Sibyl Smith, Kenneth Smith, Sr., 7 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Nieces Betty Latimore, Debbie Johnson and Nephews Ulysses (Sandy) Johnson, and Dominic (Loretta) Johnson, great niece Ashley Johnson; extended family Sally Moltimore, Daphne Carter and a host of relatives and friends who loved her dearly.

She was predeceased by her son Joseph Lewis Smith, grandson Christopher Joseph Smith, great grandson Haikeem Moore, her sisters Helen Hester, Mattie Lee Johnson, Mainey Lou Carlyle and her brother James Lee Latimore, Jr. and nephew John Lee Latimore.

The family wishes to thank Joselyn Santos and the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center staff for the care and support provided.

Burial will be private.

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