Janice Marie Townsend

August 5, 1953 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 68)


Janice Marie Townsend, 68, of Mebane, NC, passed away
unexpectedly on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Wake Med Hospital in
Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born August 5, 1953 in Maxton, North
Carolina, to the late James and Thelma Townsend, as the third of four
siblings. Janice was raised in Maxton and was a graduate of North
Carolina Central University. She retired from Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of North Carolina in 2014 after over two decades of service.
Above all else, she was a devoted mother and grandmother to her
children and grandchildren.

Janice’s grace and generosity were felt by countless people
throughout her lifetime. Whether she was socializing with friends or
enjoying time with her grandchildren, she always brightened up the room
with her contagious smile and gregarious laugh. She enjoyed taking trips
to the beach, which was her favorite place. She took great joy in
travelling to see her beloved friends and family across the country.
She is survived by her three sons Phillip Porter (Joia) of Durham,
NC, Terrance Walker (Jennifer) of Durham, NC, and Gerald Braddy of
Chapel Hill, NC and her grandchildren, Jade, Ambria, Nasir, Jalen,
Laylani, Journi, and Joseph. She is also survived by her sister Donna
Smith (Aaron) of Columbia, SC. She was predeceased by her brothers
Bernard Parrish and Jerry Braddy. Janice also leaves behind countless
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and dear friends whose lives she touched.
Donations can be made in Janice’s memory to The American
Heart Association at

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Celebration of Life
December 12, 2021

3:00 PM
Changing Hearts For Changing Lives Church
3426 Cheek Road Durham
Durham, NC 27704

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