Mrs. Janet Flowers, known to us at DG as JCF of Brooklet, GA, age 53, died Tuesday night (October 5, 2004) at Emory University Hospital after an extended illness. The native of Chatham County grew up in Savannah where she attended school and was a graduate of South College. The homemaker had been a resident of Bulloch County for the past 10 years. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables to share with others and was a member of the Saint James Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Wade Flowers; two daughters, Christina and Deanna Flowers, all of Brooklet; one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Robert Doyne of West Palm Bay, Fla.; one brother, Stephen Clark of Ellabell; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The following is a posting by her daughter, Christina, informing DG of her passing:
Hello, everyone. We're really, REALLY sorry to have to tell you all this. But our wife and mother, Janet Flowers (JCF) passed away on Oct. 5, 2004. She had B-Cell Lymphomia, which caused her to have multiple brain tumors. But, officially, she died from a brain hemmorage. We're sorry that this didn't get posted earlier, but we've been having a lot of computer problems lately. Also, if she owed anybody anything, we're sorry, but those things aren't coming. We hope that you can all find forgiveness in your hearts for that. We would like to thank you all for always being there for her. You gave her great joy and delight even in her hardest times. We would also like to thank Dave and Trish for creating Dave's Garden. This site meant so much to her. Whenever she talked about it (and she did that A LOT) she always called it "her Christian web site". In fact, even when she was in the hospital she wanted to get a computer so she could talk to all of you. Everyone at Dave's Garden was so special to her. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL OF US. Also, we had to close down the internet on our computer, and mom's e-mail account with it, for now. So, if you want to talk to us for any reason, you'll all have to use snail-mail. For anyone who doesn't know, our address is:
1821 Old Happy Road
Brooklet, Ga 30415
Thank you all so much,
Wade, Christina, and Deanna
I didn't have much opportunity to talk to JCF, I remember helping her with the 2003/2004 GA Roundup, but from all the posts that I've read about her, she was a very sweet person, that loved her garden and loved DG.
Janet was one of our earliest members, signing up on February 21, 2001. She was very active in plant and seed trading, and was instrumental in organizing Dave's Garden round-ups. She was frequently seen in the prayer forum, along with the vegetable and garden talk areas.
The note on her member page reads:
"Hi everyone. After being a member for over a year now I am finally getting around to writing somethoing here. I live in rural georgia about 45 miles west of Savannah. I am married for nearly 21 years and have two great girls. We have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 5 fish. I am trying to landscape a 5 acrea piece of land. I love to garden and grow my flowers. I love to can and put up my veggies when they make. Finding this site has been the best thing to happen to me in years. I have made so many good friends who have helped me thru so much. I love all of you!!!!"