In Memory

Janice Baker (Jones)

Janice Baker (Jones)



     R J Reynolds Senior High School
Class Of 1962

Obituary for Janice Baker Jones

Janice Baker Jones, 71, passed away on April 16, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on March 11, 1944 to Raymond Baker and Shirley Livengood Baker in Winston-Salem. Janice graduated from RJ Reynolds High School, attended Mars Hill College, and retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Post retirement, she lived her dream of living on a farm and showing Tennessee Walking Horses alongside her husband. Janice will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her loving husband of 36 years, William “Bill” Jones of the home; one son, Paul Schleicher, Jr. (Drucilla Kellam) of Winston-Salem; one daughter, Susan Jones Eison (Ross Eison, Jr.); and one granddaughter, Emily Grayson Ayers, all of Bluffton, SC; a large extended maternal family; as well as two best friends, Brenda B. Borden and Sandra Davis. A private service will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Online condolences may be made at

Thank you to our classmate, Harriet Nanzetta Clark for calling Janice's death to our attention. We offer our heartfelt condolences  to Janice's family as they endure the loss of a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will certainly be missed.  May our classmate, Janice Baker Jones rest in peace.

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04/19/15 09:56 AM #1    

Nancy Crews (Ash)

Janice was a real sweet person.  Our dads worked together at the Journal-Sentinel, so we were family friends too growing up.  Always wondered what happened to her, but did run into her on Facebook a couple years ago.  Sounds like she had nice family.  Nancy Crews Ash

04/20/15 05:17 PM #2    

Harriet Nanzetta (Clark)

Janice and I were best friends in high school, along with Cita (Rogers) Pickett '62 and Sandra (Shepherd) Davis '61 .  After my family and I moved back to Winston from Santa Fe in ' 90, Janice and I had a wonderful catch-up lunch one afternoon with every intention of  getting together again, but that didn't happen. Luckily we were able to reconnect on Facebook where I learned about the farm where she and her husband, Bill, raised Tennessee Walking horses. Janice won many ribbons in horse shows. Later they  raised adorable lop-eared bunnies. Always an animal lover, she had a pot-bellied pig at one time, and she even tenderly cared for a rat that she'd won in a raffle!  I don't know whether she continued singing as an adult, but she had a gorgeous mezzo soprano voice in high school and was a big fan of Mario Lanza.  God's Angel Choir has a new member. 


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