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Janis Miller Wilson

August 3, 1936 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Janis Miller Wilson was born August 3, 1936, in Bulloch County, Georgia to the late Robert Paul Miller and Nanie Lou DeLoach Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Michael Andrew (Mickey) Wilson, son, Michael Andrew (Drew) Wilson ll, brothers Robert Carroll Miller, Ralph Emerson Miller, Klinnon Keith Miller, sister, June Miller Hammonds and sister-in-law, Virginia Miller.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law Mitchell and Anslee Wilson, grandchildren, Emmeline, Dickens, Rowe, Ella and Miller Wilson, Brother Clifton (Barbara) Miller, Emmett, Id., Sister-in-law, Mary Miller, Brother-in-law Fred Hammonds and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Brooklet High School, she continued her education graduating from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. degree and a M.Ed. from The University of Georgia. She was a dedicated teacher and taught in the Savannah Public Schools, East Hall High School, and fourteen years as an assistant professor at Brenau University in Gainesville. Following her teaching career, she began a career in real estate starting as a salesperson with Boulevard Associates in 1978. In 1980 she was a founding partner and co-owner of Heritage Real Estate. In 1987 Heritage Real Estate acquired the local Coldwell Banker firm and became Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate. Mrs. Wilson served as Qualifying Broker of the company in 1986 and held that position for the next twenty-four years. She acquired several real estate designations and received many awards including Realtor of the Year and the Realtors Distinguished Service Award. Throughout her career she continued her commitment to education by training and mentoring over 500 real estate agents. In 2017 she was honored to receive the first Hall County Lifetime Mentor Award from the Board of Realtors. In 2012 she became an investor in Keller Williams Lanier Partners and was affiliated with that firm as an Associate Broker. She served the real estate community in various leadership roles and volunteered for many local endeavors.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for 60 years (joined 2/24/63).

Janis was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great friend to all that knew her.

Janis’ life was blessed the past 3 years with the love and care of the women from A Helping Hand Home Care. These women were drivers, companions, caregivers, and extended family. Their love, patience and tremendous care allowed Janis to live independently until her death.

The family would also like to thank Larry Jones who spent time by her side these past few weeks.

A special thank you to Northeast Georgia Hospice for their caring and compassion during this difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 or to a charity of your choice.

Interment in the church’s Columbarium with the immediate family will precede the service. A celebration of Janis’ life will be held Sunday April 16th at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends in Swetenberg Hall.

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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Memorial Service
April 16, 2023

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville


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