P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Janice Burks
August 19, 1966 - January 17, 2023

Janice Burks

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Janice Marie Burks was born August 19, 1966, to the very proud parents, Otis and Erma Burks, Sr. in Monticello, AR. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her childhood home surrounded by her loving parents and family. Janice or ''Jan'' as she was affectionately called by family and those close to her was the baby of five children.

Janice was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Norman and Bernice Moore, and her paternal grandparents, Leroy Burks and Tommie Mae Batts. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Tommie Jean and Debbie Sue (her best friend and birthday month twin) Burks.

Janice confessed her faith in Christ at an early age at Brooks Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Paul Everett, Sr. She was a faithful and hard-working servant for God. She loved driving her parents to Sunday morning and evening worship services to praise and worship the goodness and faithfulness of God. Her love for God was seen through her love shown to her family. Anyone who knew Janice knew that her faith and family were two of the most important things in her life.

Janice was a graduate of Monticello High School's class of 1984. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1988, where she received her BA in Business Administration. After graduation, Janice gained employment at Walmart, where she worked for 30 years as a cashier and worked her way into management. Customers knew they could always receive assistance with a smile from her. She loved her job and assisting others.

Janice leaves to cherish her memories her loving parents, Otis and Erma Burks, Sr. of Monticello, AR; two siblings, Brenda (George) Welch of Mabelvale, AR and Otis Burks, Jr. of Monticello, AR; aunts and uncle, Norma Jean (Eli) Selph, Peggy Sue Bardley, Barbara Ann (Clint) Richardson, and Earston Burks; five devoted coworkers, Angela, Melissa, Phyllis, Rose, and Quinella; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends to whom she loved dearly.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Stephenson Dearman Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, January 27, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Brooks Chapel Cemetery.

Please sign Ms. Janice's guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com

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Visitation
Wake
Thursday, January 26, 2023
from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Service
Celebration of Life
Friday, January 27, 2023
at 1:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Chapel
943 Hwy 425 N.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Interment
Brooks Chapel Cemetery
Old Warren Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Condolences(30)

  1. Karen Carpenter Donaldson
    Janice was such a sweet soul she was beautiful on the inside and out. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be truly missed. God bless
  2. Jackie Hill
    Condolences to the family cuz you will be missed praying for family auntie and uncle love you guys.
  3. Cynthia Mathews
    I will always remember her beautiful smile & the calmness of spirit. RIL Janice
  4. Bernetta Lowe
    I will always remember your smile. Rest in love.
  5. Wanda Kulbeth-Harris
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of my friend and classmate. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
  6. Laura Bodiford
    We all knew when you weren't around. Saddly missed. May God wrap His arms around you and give you comfort.
  7. Melvin James
    My deepest condolences.....I was in band with Jan where she played the flute, always very kind sweet and quiet....I will missed your sweet face a Walmart, always willing to assist and help even when it wasn't in your area.....We'll understand it better, by and by.....Until we meet again !!!!
  8. Beatrice Harvest
    Rev. & Mrs. Tommie L. Hudspeth, Sr. & Family and Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Harvest. To: Mr. & Mrs. Otis Burks, Sr. & Family. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Janice was a beautiful person with a sweet spirit. Psalm 30:5b - Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
  9. LOIS JACKSON
    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY 🙏🏽
  10. Betty Ollison
    To the Burks Family , sending out prayers at this difficult time. She was a very sweet and kind person. She will be missed.

    Betty Ollison
  11. Montanez Marks
    My condolences and continued prayers are with the family, Janice was such a sweet and caring person.
  12. Melba Wright
    My condolences to the Burk family. Love you all
    Melba Wright
  13. Torry Butler
    My sweet TT Janice, I’m going to miss you so much . Thank you for the many memories we shared . We love you TT, your name lives on forever I promise that Rest In Peace
  14. TaKendra Webb
    Such a sweet, wonderful soul. I will miss her smile at Wal-Mart.
  15. Lemuel and Melissa Evans Sr.
    I WILL TRULY MISS YOU MY BESTIE SIS! FLY HIGH BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT! I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE NOT IN PAIN ANYMORE AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE GATES WHEN IT IS TIME FOR ME TO GO HOME. LOVE YOU
  16. Kristie Fowler
    Janice was a precious soul. I could always count on her to speak and ask how I was doing when I saw her at Walmart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
  17. Peggy Orr
    To Erma, Otis, the family and friends of Ms. Janice Burks my sincere condolences for your loss. I have been missing her present in Walmart and I am sorry to hear of her passing.
  18. Kimberly Jordan
    I send my sincere prayers and condolences to the Burks family. Janice was a very sweet person and will be greatly missed
  19. Jo Ann Smith-Lee
    Janice was a very sweet soul, and my heart and prayers go out to her love ones.
  20. Jean Ridgell Webb
    Prayers are with my family 🙏🙏.
  21. Ana and Steve oakes
    What a huge shock we always have spoken to Mrs Janice she was always a helpful person and she loved her customers
    She's going to be miss at Walmart
    What a huge heartache
  22. MARK HAYNES
    WHAT A SHOCK TO HEAR ABOUT THIS. JANICE WAS ALWAYS KINDA QUIET BUT ALWAYS NICE AND HELPFUL. I WORKED AT WALMART FOR 17 YEARS AND GOT TO KNOW HER PARENTS AS WELL. A VERY NICE FAMILY. IT IS MY PRAYER THAT OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN WILL GIVE ALL OF HER FAMILY PEACE AND COMFORT AT THIS TIME AND IN THE DAYS TO COME. RIP JANICE.
  23. Annette Gardner
    Janice was a good friend to every one. Never a harsh word just tried her best to help everyone. She will be missed from the counter in the back. Rest in peace we loved you and will miss you.
  24. Melanie Rawls
    I don’t have adequate words. Just know I’m lifting her family and friends in prayer.
  25. Cindy Hudgens
    Thoughts, prayers and hugs to the family 🙏🏻❤️🎈
  26. Ashley Jones
    I’m sure gone miss you. It’s hard, but you’re in a better place now. Take your rest Jan love you!
  27. Jacqueline Jones
    There is NO easy way to say goodbye to a life long friend. From kindergarten to now. A span of 50 plus years. Jan (as I called her) and her family has been a part of my family for years. From sleepovers at their house when I was 7 years old, to just sitting out enjoying each other. We were all like family. Jan was always the SAME. She was a steady friend. Of all of the 50+ years, we never had had an argument or disagreement. That was the type of friend that Jan was. Down to Earth and sweet. I thank GOD that you were a part of our lives. Thank you for for being YOU!! Give Debbie and Tracey a hug for me!! Til We Meet Again. Jackie. Class of 1984.
  28. Chester butler jr
    I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES STRENGTH TO THE FAMILY AT THIS DIFFCULT TIME JAN WAS A SWEET LADY WITH A KIND SOUL, SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED .. MAY GOD BLESS
  29. Melinda Mitchell
    Condolences to the family
  30. Savannah Campbell
    Condolences to the family
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