Janis Jo “JJ” Green, 80, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Red Bud Regional Hospital. She was born to T. Lesley and Grace Marie (Beswick) Wilson on July 7, 1942, in Sparta, Illinois.
Janis was an avid scrapbooker and quilter. She enjoyed dancing her whole life, ever since she was a little girl. Janis’ biggest drive in life was to have as many people in heaven with her as she could. She loved Jesus and continued to grow closer to God in Albuquerque, NM, Honolulu, HI, and in Sparta, IL while attending Calvary Baptist Church. Janis loved her family at home and her family within the church, together they all helped bring each other closer to God.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Benjamin L. Green.
Janis is survived by two children – Kelly (Joe) Green of Sparta, IL, and Kenny (Beth) Green of Fairview Heights, IL; cousin – Nedra (Steve) Raney of OK; nine grandchildren – Morgan Green, Kassandra Green, Benjamin Green, Layla Green, Kaitlyn Green, Sean Green, Grace Banda, Teodoro Malkijah Banda, and Faith Banda; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta, IL from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Memorial services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Tim McIntyre officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.