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Janette Harper Jones

October 19, 1972 — July 19, 2022


Janette R. Harper Jones, 49, transitioned on Tuesday July 19, 2022 at the Atrium Northeast hospital in Concord, NC from Covid-19 but was battling Lupus for many years. 

Janette was born to the late Michael Hicks and Regina Harper and granddaughter  of the late Emma R Harper on October 19, 1972 at Newark Beth-Israel Hospital in  Newark, NJ and was raised in the Township of Montclair. Janette was a proud  1991 graduate of Montclair High School. After High School Janette gained  employment at Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals. Janette later went on to  receive her credentials to be a dental hygienist and worked for dentists Dr. Thame  and Dr. Warren. This was her second passion and goal in life. She then worked for several years at Jersey City Community  Charter School teaching K through 3rd grade, this was her first passion and brought her the most joy in life. She was very determined to provide for her and her kids and also worked at Comcast cable as a side job. Janette always had a love for art and shared that love with her kids,  whether it be painting, arts and crafts she loved expressing herself in her work.  She also loved animals, especially her pets. Most of all her dogs Ivy,  Alexis, and many fish. No matter where she lived you could  be sure that she had a pet. Our hometown, Montclair held a special place in her  heart and the memories from childhood always brought her much laughter and  smiles. Although she was all the way in North Carolina, New Jersey was always  HOME. She also loved to host and cook for her family, especially during the holidays. 

Janette is survived by the loves of her life, her children, Andre Jones Jr. (Allyssa) and Kimora Waiters. Her life partner, Lamarr Burwell as well as her adopted son  Mumin Bruton and her godchildren Rasheema Frazier, Lamont House and Kierra  Horton. Her rays of sunshine, her grandchildren, Keon, Kehlani, Andre III, Kimani  and her new expected granddaughter Autumn, due in the Fall. Her siblings, Christa Harper  Middleton (Robert), Talisa Harper Lewis (Christopher) and Evan Harper. Her  nephews and nieces, Johnathan and Janisa Middleton, Talisa Harper, Christopher  (CJ) and Chloe Lewis. Her Aunt Dianne Bell and 1st cousins Kristopher Carey (Toni), Allen and Lloyd Bell. Great Aunt Elaine Myers (E. Harvey) and a host of  extended family and friends. 

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on August 5, 2022 at 6:00pm at Harrisburg Funeral & Cremation and will be streamed also online.  Online condolences may be made at

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Friday, August 5, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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3840 NC Hwy 49 South, Harrisburg, NC 28075

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