February 16, 2022, 86, La Grange –
Janice Bostic Warren, 86, entered the kingdom of her Lord to reap the rewards of her labors on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Janice was born in Duplin County to the late John and Eva Bostic on June 15, 1935. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Ezzell, Jr.; husband, Maurice “Dick” Warren; brother, Carlton Bostic; and son-in-law, Robert S. Marshburn.
Earning her degree as a registered nurse, Janice began her career on the floor of Duplin General Hospital. After a few years, she transitioned to a job at Caswell Center where she worked until her retirement. Loving her patients and loving to work, Janice quickly learned that retirement was not her desire, so she continued to work for many years at various nursing homes.
Known for her excellent cooking skills, Janice was a master at baking biscuits, peach cobblers, and chocolate cakes. Of all her specialties, her chicken salad was exceptional. No matter how many times tried, no one could make it quite as good as she.
Family was the center of Janice’s universe. While living away from her daughter and grandchildren, the grands looked forward to every vacation from school. Vacation meant spending time at Grandma’s, and time at Grandma’s meant plenty of snacks, trips to the park, and all the movies they could take in on HBO. While “no” was not in her vocabulary when it came to her grandchildren, her spirit of generosity only began with her family. She was always trying to do for others, putting them before herself. A constant in her family’s life, she could sometimes become frustrated but never got angry.
Janice was never happier than when traveling on the roads. She was always on board for a day trip, no matter the destination. Able to strike up a conversation with anyone, she wasn’t afraid to go to new places or try new things. Many road trips took her to places she’d never been, and any road with which she was unfamiliar became the next one she wished to travel. Of all the places in the world to travel, Janice loved Pigeon Forge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Myrtle Beach the best.
Having a love for all of God’s creatures, Janice most adored dogs. Raising poodles throughout her life, she became mama and grandma to many four-legged companions.
Passionate about her faith in her Lord, Janice worshiped alongside God’s people at Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Faithful to her church and its ministries, she exhibited love and appreciation to the members, pastoral staff, and her beloved Golden Lights. Janice received a place in the church’s Women’s Ministry Hall of Fame for her dedicated service.
A service of love and remembrance will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Committal will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Pat Marshburn; grandsons, Glenn Marshburn and wife, Michelle and Timothy Marshburn and wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Jordan Minshew, Zach Marshburn, Amber Marshburn, Parker Marshburn, and Sianna Marshburn; and a great-great-granddaughter, Paisley.
Family and friends will be welcomed for a time of visitation on Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 at Rouse Funeral Home.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Pitt County Community Hospice and Vidant Emergency Department in Washington for their passionate care for Janice in her final days.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, La Grange Camp, P.O. Box 481, La Grange, NC 28551; or to Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 711 Phillips Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.