Janis Rossman Brown, 75, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully Monday, July 15, 2013 at her home, with her dog Benji by her side.
Born on July 26, 1937, in Bellefonte, PA, she was a daughter of the late John Hubert and Louise Wetzler Rossman. She was a graduate of Temple University Nursing School and worked as an ER Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, and retired from the US Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC before moving to Wilmington, NC. Janis was a member of Harbor United Methodist Church, the Red Hat Society, the Fairfield Park HOA, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). She was a volunteer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, was a breast cancer survivor, and an avid Duke Basketball fan.
Surviving, are three daughters, Karen Louise Bolton (Gary) of Huntsville, AL, Kristin Heckman Brown of Wilmington, NC, Kelli Aileen Naramore (John) of Cary, NC; a sister, Mary Belle Bechdel of Miami, FL; two granddaughters, Kristen Leigh Bolton of Miami, FL, Hayley Katherine Bolton of Los Angeles, CA; and her beloved and devoted companion, Benji, whom she rescued from Paws Place Dog Rescue.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Janis’ friends at Fairfield Park and the Harbor UMC family for their ongoing love, care and support.
A Celebration of Life will be 3 pm Friday at Harbor United Methodist Church with Reverend Curtis Campbell officiating. A family and friends gathering will follow from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Fairfield Park Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws Place Dog Rescue; 3701 E. Boiling Spring Road; Winnabow, NC 28479 or Harbor UMC Healing Ministry; 4853 Masonboro Loop Road; Wilmington, NC 28409.
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