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Janet Marie Davis(Chatman) was born January 15, 1937 in Charleston, West Virginia to Zuma and Henrietta Chatman who preceded her in death. Janet married Benjamin F Davis Jr on August 3rd, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1955. To that union were born five children. Nedra Elaine Seay, Benjamin F Davis III, Vanessa Dale Holliday (all deceased), Donald Dwayne Davis and Henrietta Cecil Davis. She is also survived by siblings Jean Ann Allen, Lionel Lee Chatman, Theodore (Teddy) Lloyd Lovely(deceased) and Melzena Mae Askew.

Jan was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on October 10, 1977. From that point forward, faith played the central role in her life. She wanted to do more to teach others about the Bible. So much so that since June 1984, she vowed to Jehovah to devote more dedicated hours each month for teaching and helping others to gain the same relationship she had come to treasure. As a result of this privilege she studied the Bible with and aided countless others to dedicate their lives to God as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Jan was a skilled seamstress who loved altering and making clothes for herself and her grandchildren. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening both plants and vegetables. She was also known for her well-kept home and person. Everyone she met readily saw her beauty inside and out. Jan was always welcoming. It wouldn’t take long for her to say “tell me something good” upon seeing friends and family.

Jan, through the years has built many dear friendships who were more like family. She enjoyed hosting parties, family dinners, playing cards and her favorite game Scrabble. Whoever had an interaction with Jan could always expect a warm smile and kind remark. She was outstandingly faithful. Her silent strength through this world’s many trials stood as a fine example both inside her congregation and in the neighborhood. She will be missed not only by those already mentioned, but also by her grandchildren,great-children and a host of dear friends, spiritual family and loyal friends who stuck by her side up until and during her final days.

Jan’s hope of the resurrection shined bright. She was certain she would soon be reunited with family and friends she had lost. She longed to enjoy perfect life, in perfect health as her God, Jehovah intended. That was her certainty until falling asleep in death on May 15, 2022.
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Janet Kaleal (May 20, 2022)
The most genuinely kind person in my life. She really showed me what is means to do good without expectation. I will always remember her good example in faithfulness through tribulation.
Sheryl (May 20, 2022)
The most amazing woman who set such a fine example for so many, she will be dearly missed. Sending my love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. May the God comfort be with you all.
Journey Kaleal (May 20, 2022)
She was the most spiritual woman that I knew, so generous and loving. Many people knew her for these things, she really made a good name with God. She encourages me to live by her example.
Jaden Kaleal (May 20, 2022)
A kind, loving, generous, smart woman. A good mom, great grandmother, and sister in the congregation. She was always ready to preach to any and all people she met. She looked forward to the time when she could live forever in perfect health.
Yazmin Medina (May 20, 2022)
Very few people like her, kind, sweet, always with a friendly smile for everyone, qualities that she displayed in reflection of love for her Creator... she leaves us a great example of endurance, faith and love. Until we see her again
Jonathan Kaleal (May 20, 2022)
Janet Davis was a faithful pioneer who was an inspiration, her selfless Hard work in the ministry and at home, she always had a smile on her face. She was a person of strong faith and lived a life serving Jehovah and Others. she was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and many friends , video taping everything. I loved her Fried chicken. She could always brighten up the day, she will be missed but not forgotten until we see her again in the New World soon to come. Our prayers are for the Davis family that you may have comfort in your time of need.
Carla Wilson (May 20, 2022)
My J B was a true friend who had a million dollar smile that could light up any room. Her deep love for Jehovah was evident by the way she lived her life. I look forward to seeing J B in Paradise. She will be missed but not for long.
Jennifer J Haile (May 20, 2022)
I love you guys! Jehovah’s promises are real and true and soon will be fulfilled. I look forward to seeing that beautiful smile again.
Shameal Harris (May 20, 2022)
Such a loving, kind, beautiful woman. Calling her Grandma was easy because of how she loved! I can’t wait to see that beautiful smile and feel her warm full hugs again. Many prayers and love to the family.
Celia Transou (May 21, 2022)
To the family of Sister Janet Davis. My heart is heavy because of a great spiritual, loving, kind, and compassionate person has gone to sleep in death. My heart is also light because I know that one day we all will get to see her again. My condolences to the family and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 and Revelation 21:3,4. May we continue to endure and keep these beautiful scriptures in our hearts so that we can see our dear Jan again very soon.

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