Janice Abernathy Reed

February 19, 1958 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Janice Abernathy Reed, age 64, of Prudenville, MI died Monday, January 16, 2023, in Michigan following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in the Little Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Russell Sims will officiate, with burial to follow at the Amy’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarkesville, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, from 5pm to 8pm.

Janice was born in Clarkesville, Ga. to the late Lawson W. Abernathy and Mamie Lawson Abernathy. She lived most of her adult life in Woodstock, Ga., and retired from the State of Georgia School System as a Media Specialist. She relocated to Michigan in 2019. While in Woodstock she was a very active member of North Canton Baptist Church, and most recently Houghton Lake Baptist Church in Michigan. She was an amazing Christian, Nana, Mom, Daughter, Sister, and friend who will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brooks Reed and Kristin. A sister, Elaine (Michael) Gleason, 4 grandchildren, Levi, Austyn, Brynleigh, and Lawson Reed. 2 nephews, Adam and Blake (Lauren) Stribling, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Those desiring to leave online condolences may do so at

Little Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, Ga. 30501

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for the establishment of a memorial scholarship fund for the benefit of her grandchildren. Please send to Brooks Reed, 413 Superior Street, Houghton Lake, MI 48629.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Janice Abernathy Reed, please visit our floral store.


January 23, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Funeral Service
January 24, 2023

1:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway SW
Gainesville, GA 30501


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