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Melba Hickox

Praying for your family 👪 🙏 You will be truly 🙏 missed 🙏 ❤ 😢

Vivi-Anne Anno Cryder

Dear DeeDee and family. I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. May God give you comfort during this time.

John & Michelle Tiliakos

We are truly sorry for your loss.Your mother will be missed and she will never be forgotten,may her soul rest in peace.

Pam Simmons

Our thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful family . Janis was an inspiration to us all for her love of God , her family and always doing for others. She will truly be missed .

Jerrie Moore

Janis was a beautiful person inside and out. She shared her faith with many inspiring writings about God’s love and the beauty of his creation. She was much loved. Prayers for all.

Tom and Marsha Woleshin

Prayers to the family for a beautiful soul who will be missed by so many. A truly wonderful person to know-a great wife and mother.

Kay Stephens

You have been such a blessing to our sweet friend Vicki Turner when she lost her husband Russell. Vicki will miss you, Janis, most of all .

Mary Joyce Love - Collins

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Janis was such a sweet person and it was very evident she loved Jesus. Her smile and kindness always showed through. God Bless You!

Debbie Burford

My heart felt condolences Aaron and Amelia your Mother was loved and was a great role model. She will be greatly missed.

Dee Webster

I am so sorry for your loss. Janis was a strong woman. I will miss her.

Cassidy Klein

Ms. Jan will forever be one of my hero’s in the faith. I am so thankful for her life and legacy of prayer and trusting Jesus with everything. What a beautiful example she left for all of us ❤️

Mandy Couch

Loved my Aunt Janis. So many memories of her growing up. She set the bar high with how to life a Christ-centered life. She loved big and put everyone else first. Love to Amelia and Aaron.

Elaine Johnson

We love Janis so much. I will miss our “chats” about our kids and the Bible. Janis, you have meant so much to our family through the years. I will miss my faithful prayer partner. Amelia and Aaron, we love you!

Amber Johnson Grabowski and family

I loved my Aunt Janis deeply and will miss her encouraging words of wisdom and faith. The Johnson family all loved her deeply and are thankful for the many years we had with her. She will be deeply missed and we send our deepest condolences to our dear cousins Amelia and Aaron. We love you Aunt Janis and look forward to the day when we are reunited again.

Elaine and Dale Burford

Dale and I send our sincere sympathy to all the family. Hugs and prayers through this time. Janis was such a kind soul and we all have fond memories. Peace be with each of you.

Sharon Barlow

Condolences and love to Amelia at this time of sorrow. My heart is with you and your precious family!!❤️

Valencia Dubberly Gower

I was so sorry to hear of Janis' passing. Like many others, I knew her and Jeff from high school. Didn't keep in touch with them very much, but I sure enjoyed reading Janis' wise and encouraging words on Facebook. May God bless her family.

Marsha Geraghty Starling

My heart goes out to you in the passing of your mother at such a young age. I knew Janis during my grade school years, but didn’t attend FBHS and lost touch with many people. However I was invited to a high school reunion and was delighted to spend some time with Janis and Jeff. She kept her childhood sweetness through her adult years. You were truly blessed. Keep those happy memories close. My sincere condolences

Mona Theobald

Prayers for family and friends. RIP my friend and classmate, you will be missed 💕🙏

Janis Dougherty Johnson


Janis Dougherty Johnson, 66, entered the Gates of Heaven on April 21, 2023 at Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Janis was born August 27, 1956, at Humphrey’s Memorial Hospital in Fernandina Beach, FL. She was fourth of five children born to the late Melvin Foster and Lillian Mott Dougherty. She married Jeffrey Joseph “Jeff” Johnson in 1979 and they were married 35 years before his passing in 2015. Besides her husband and parents, Janis was predeceased by her sister, Stephanie Dougherty and brother Rocky Dougherty.

Janis was a member of the Fernandina Beach High School Class of ’74. After graduation, Janis worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 5 years. After leaving Prudential, she began working in her hometown with Robert Johnson, DDS, where she was trained to be a dental assistant. After her marriage to Jeff, his employment led them to various cities where they lived and Janis had the opportunity to work at many locations as an orthodontic assistant before becoming a stay at home mom.

Growing up, Janis always wanted to be a wife and mother. She met Jeff while they were both attending high school. Little did she know that he would be the man God had designed just for her. Six years after they were married, God blessed them with their first child, a son, Aaron and 9 years later with a beautiful daughter, Amelia.

Janis would want to be remembered as a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the age of 12, Janis trusted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior and her relationship with Him was the most important part of her life. If you knew Janis, you know she loved and trusted her Savior in all things. Even in her most recent difficult journey, she shared her faith, her joy, and the peace she had because she knew nothing could separate her from Jesus. She did then, and she would now, encourage others to read, and know, God’s word.

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalms 119:105

Janis is survived by her son, Aaron Johnson of Yulee, daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Jake, and her precious granddaughter, Noelle Neuhofer of Middleburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pam and David Cook and Dee Dee and Mark Thornton, sister-in-law Jean Dougherty and family, Uncle Gene Kyzer, all of Fernandina Beach; Aunt Pat Mott of Yulee; nephews, Dan Cook, David Mark and Christian Thornton; great nieces, Lillian Cook and Eleanor Thornton; numerous cousins and dear friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Janis’ life will be held at Legacy Church, 416 Alachua Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034 under the directions of Oxley Heard. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Rather than flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, 32257


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