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Janis “JJ” Green

Janis "JJ" Green

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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.

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  1. Sarah Brennfleck says:

    Prayers for you and your family my friend. Love you.

  2. Jeff and Judi Clifton says:

    We were so sorry to hear that Janis had passed. Our condolences to her family. We have such good memories of visits with her in the past. She was such a sweet person
    and will be missed.

  3. Sharon Hays says:

    I was shocked to receive a call from my brother today telling me of Jan’s death. We were such good friends in high school, and she was in our wedding. I was to go by your house to see her during the Christmas holidays, but she called me that morning saying she wasn’t feeling well. We we’re returning home the next day, so I didn’t get to see her. We were coming through there the end of this month and had hoped to see her then. I am sure we will see her again in her new home forevermore in God’s time. You and your family will be in our prayers, especially Friday.

  4. Barbara Anderton says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of JJ. She was a warm, giving, caring person, a joy to know and be friends with.

  5. Kathy Hawthorne says:

    Condolences for your loss, Kenny.

  6. Sharon Hepp says:

    Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace your heartaches. And may the warmest memories remain.

  7. Laurie Rudloff Shain says:

    We are so sad to hear this for you but we know she is home…I always saw her with a smile.

    • Cathie Raney says:

      Kelly and family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Jesus carry you and comfort you with His peace.

  8. Jane Bowlby says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers to your family

  9. Claudia Kerens says:

    Kelly and family, please accept my condolences of the passing of your mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Prayers for you and yours.

  10. MJ Darrough says:

    A dear life long friend Inspired by her faith & love of Christ!

    • Robert Dockins says:

      Sorry for your loss, ??? for the family!

      • Patty Caupert says:

        When we were in high school, I spent the night many times, after basketball games, at Janis home. I was so impressed, because she had a record player, which I did not have, and she would put a record on, when we went to bed. Just one of the memories I have of her. She was a sweet. gentle person. I will miss her.

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  1. A dear life long friend Inspired by her faith & love of Christ!

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    • Sorry for your loss, ??? for the family!

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      • When we were in high school, I spent the night many times, after basketball games, at Janis home. I was so impressed, because she had a record player, which I did not have, and she would put a record on, when we went to bed. Just one of the memories I have of her. She was a sweet. gentle person. I will miss her.

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  2. Kelly and family, please accept my condolences of the passing of your mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Prayers for you and yours.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers to your family

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  4. We are so sad to hear this for you but we know she is home…I always saw her with a smile.

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    • Kelly and family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Jesus carry you and comfort you with His peace.

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  5. Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace your heartaches. And may the warmest memories remain.

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  6. Condolences for your loss, Kenny.

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  7. My deepest sympathy on the loss of JJ. She was a warm, giving, caring person, a joy to know and be friends with.

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  8. I was shocked to receive a call from my brother today telling me of Jan’s death. We were such good friends in high school, and she was in our wedding. I was to go by your house to see her during the Christmas holidays, but she called me that morning saying she wasn’t feeling well. We we’re returning home the next day, so I didn’t get to see her. We were coming through there the end of this month and had hoped to see her then. I am sure we will see her again in her new home forevermore in God’s time. You and your family will be in our prayers, especially Friday.

    Reply
  9. We were so sorry to hear that Janis had passed. Our condolences to her family. We have such good memories of visits with her in the past. She was such a sweet person
    and will be missed.

    Reply
  10. Prayers for you and your family my friend. Love you.

    Reply

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