On November 4, 1950, Janice, the second oldest of the Marshall Clan, was introduced to the world. She would graduate from Hampton High School and later gain employment at the Newport News VA and Syracuse NY Jails as a clerical worker. Those skills would lead her to becoming a secretary for Ivy Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Henry Maxwell, and later for Emmanuel Grace Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member and missionary.
Janice had a servant's heart. While she participated as a member of the Woman's Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 67, she extended her time to whatever mission God placed before her. She was a scholarship fund supporter and an active member in such ministries as the Pastor's Aid; Missionary Ministries; Drama Ministries; Food Bank Ministry and Woman's Ministries. It was her delight to be a blessing to the people of God and to see her example being followed by her children and grandchildren.
Janice was a devoted wife of Twenty years to her husband, Edward Lathan, who preceded her in death. Janice was also preceded in death by her mother Laura Cosby Marshall; her father James Marshall, Sr., and oldest sister Linda "Penny" Marshall Spradley.
Janice leaves to cherish and honor her memories one son; Jeffrey Marshall (Sharman); two daughters Jessica Holley-Hope (Sterling) and Melanie Holley; two sisters Theresa Harrison (Douglas) and Irevia Marshall; brothers James Marshall III; Mario Grimes and Orlando Whitley; grandchildren Kiana Holley; Jalisa Holley; Tyree Weaver; Aniya Hunter; Alexis Hunter and Jayda Craighead; two great- grandchildren Kamea Holley and and Kyrah Holley. She was truly looking forward to meeting her new great- grandchild in December. Janice will be loved and missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Love and laughter was what you could expect from Janice. She loved her family more than anything and while she may be absent from this world, she is now reunited with so many family members in heaven. This is not farewell but a, "See You Later."
Viewing for Mrs. Lathan will be held from noon until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Services will be held noon Friday, October 4, 2019 at Emmanuel Grace Baptist Church, 3301 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, Virginia by Pastor John T. Bradley
Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
It is the desire of the Lathan family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Janice I. Marshall- Lathan has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.