Janice Matlock, of Savannah, was born on May 26, 1945, in Alcorn County, Mississippi, the daughter of the late John Spiller and Ruby Crotts Prince Spiller.
On June 4, 1965, she was united in marriage to Carl Joe Matlock, who preceded his wife in death on March 19, 2007.
Mrs. Matlock worked in assembly at Brown Shoe Company and lived in Hardin County all of her life. She was a member and secretary of Church on the Rock in Savannah. Janice was always thinking of others and never wanted anything for herself. She enjoyed her church work, playing piano, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed sports and the Atlanta Braves and Memphis Grizzlies were two of her favorite teams. She loved helping raise her granddaughter, Kendra Leigh. She enjoyed teaching Kendra about Jesus and taught her about communion. Janice and Kendra would often have communion together. Kendra recently told her other family members that she would not be able to have communion now, because her Nana would not be there.
Janice Matlock departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Savannah, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 27 days.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Hobbs and her husband David of Savannah; son, Kenneth Matlock of Adamsville; and granddaughter, Kendra Leigh Matlock.
Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m., at Church on the Rock in Savannah with Bobby Pickett, Charles Matlock and Larry Paul Rich officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.