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Janice (Jarrett) Castor

February 28, 2021


Janice Jarrett Castor, 84, of Greenville, wife of the late Charles Gordon Castor, died Monday, February 28, 2021.  Born in Kannapolis, NC, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Viola Strutton Jarrett.

Janice and Charles were married almost 60 years. They loved going to The Little Theatre, Peace Center, class reunions, family gatherings, and visiting Asheville, N.C. where they made their first home together.  After retirement they enjoyed traveling.

 Janice was a devoted stay at home mom who raised and nurtured her four children.  She was always involved in her children’s activities; such as all sports, band, dance, and theatre.  She was the mom that everyone knew could mend and sew anything, for many years she sewed band uniforms for school and created and altered dance costumes for performances.  After her children were educated she begin volunteering at the Greenville County School District, then accepted employment as a library clerk at Arrington Elementary for ten years and retired from Berea Elementary after fifteen years as a Computer Lab teacher.  After retirement she continued volunteering at Berea Elementary weekly in the media center for another eighteen years.

Janice loved going to the library and was an avid reader.  She enjoyed swapping and sharing books with others.  She always kept in touch with her friends and co-workers, and enjoyed their weekly luncheons together.  She enjoyed gardening and sewing for many years.  Spending time with her grandchildren was a joy for her, as well as being involved in their activities.

She is survived by four children, Charles Blake Castor and wife Renee Barker Castor, Jeanne Castor, Keith Castor and wife Debra Hannon Castor, and Eric Castor; four grandchildren, Jessica Castor, Cameron Castor, Kaitlyn Castor Mac Lain and husband Sean Mac Lain, and Morgan Castor; sister, June (George) Caudle, brother, Dan (Annie Lee) Jarrett, sister, Sylvia Overcash, and sister, Ann (Buck) Parker.  

Janice was a longtime member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church since 1967.

Memorial service in her honor will be held at St. Michael’s, 2619 August Street, Greenville, SC 29605. Saturday March 13, 2021 at 2:00pm.   

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Graveside service will be held at Center Grove Lutheran Cemetery in Kannapolis, N.C. Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Whitley’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.

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Graveside Service
March 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Center Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery
2501 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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