August 20, 1946 - April 6, 2022
Janice Nell Adkisson Claiborne was born in Hardin County, TN on August 20, 1946, the daughter of Robert W. and Aleen Hinton Adkisson. She graduated high school in Savannah, TN and continued her education in nursing school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Her career included service to others as a nurse in Nashville, TN where she worked at Madison Hospital, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, and as a home health nurse. She also worked for Piedmont Airlines and US Air as a reservation agent at the Nashville Airport. More than anything, Janice treasured her children and their families and embraced every moment she spent with them. She never met a stranger and loved to make the people around her laugh and smile. She had a quick wit with an incredible sense of humor and had a special way of injecting both into almost any situation. Throughout her life Janice was an active member of both church and community and she loved to cook and travel. She wasn’t one to ‘sit still’ for any period of time and when she wasn’t working, her priority was finding ways to spend time with her friends and family both near and far away. It wasn’t uncommon for her to load up her car for a road trip to Savannah, TN, Kentucky, or Mississippi much less pack a suitcase for a flight to Texas, Florida, or California to visit friends and family. Janice was one of the most caring people you could know, always putting the needs of others before her own. Even when dementia forced her to be in a position to be cared for, she was often mistaken by others as a care giver because she constantly looked for ways she could help those around her. Janice Claiborne passed from this earth on April 6, 2022 surrounded by family at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 17 days. She is survived by her two sons, Randy Claiborne and wife Denise of Smyrna, TN, Fred Claiborne and wife Jenny of Martin, TN, and sister June Vinson of Adamsville, TN. Janice also leaves her three grandchildren, Hayley Schuster of Smyrna, TN and Sadie and Larsen Claiborne of Martin, TN, as well as many nieces and nephews. Janice is preceded in death by her parents, brother Bob Adkisson, brother and sister-in-law Rex and Geraldine Adkisson, sister and brother-in-law Gail and Jeff Selby, and brother-in-law Billy Ray Vinson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to support their work in accelerating research and providing Alzheimer’s care.
Janice Nell Adkisson Claiborne was born in Hardin County, TN on August 20, 1946, the daughter of Robert W. and Aleen Hinton Adkisson. She graduated high school in Savannah, TN and continued her education in nursing school to become a Licensed... View Obituary & Service Information
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