Janice Evelyn McGrew Reid

Janice Evelyn McGrew Reid, 81, passed peacefully from this world on Oct. 3, 2020, at Lawrence County Nursing Center. While she is already missed by so many here, we can only imagine the reunion she’s having with her Bud, the love of her life.
A funeral service was held Oct. 6 at Topeka Baptist Church in Jayess, with graveside services following in Tilton Cemetery in Jayess. Bro. Eddie Dupre officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Janice, or Maw, as so many knew her, was born Aug. 13, 1939. She leaves behind a family she helped build with her deep love and kindness. She could often be found rocking a little one when she wasn’t cooking, sewing, or gardening. She loved taking care of others, including hundreds of kids during her years at Topeka Tilton School. She was a member of Topeka Baptist Church, where she sat on a pew filled with her family.
In addition to her husband, Delmus “Buddy” Reid, she is greeted in heaven by her parents, Edith Griffith and Ernest “Sam” McGrew; her sister, Joyce McGrew Speights; brothers-in-law, Alford Speights, Ray Collins, Roger Reid, and Bill Crittenden; and sister-in-law, Martha Reid Ibrom.
She leaves behind her daughters and their spouses, Regina and Donnie Stuart and Kim and Jeff Quin.
She was Maw to seven grandchildren and their spouses, Donnie Stuart Jr. and Dana Stuart, Jesse and Christy Stuart, Emily and Scott Nichols, Jacob Stuart, Sam Stuart, Aaron Quin and Olivia Quin. She also adored her seven great-grandchildren and had one on the way. Her little dog Chloe will continue to be spoiled by the grandchildren she passed her love of animals on to.
Her sister, Jeweline McGrew Dillon (Charles), and sisters-in law, Carolyn Reid and Jeanette Reid Crittenden, are left to miss her but share her stories and memories. She also leaves behind an aunt, Louise Callender, and many nieces and nephews.
As much as she loved to clean, we are certain she got straight to work preparing a place for all her loved ones in Heaven. We are all so blessed to know she is healed, and we will see her again.