Janet  Batten

Janet Batten


March 6, 1936 – September 18, 2012

MIDDLESEX – Janet Boykin Batten, 76, died Tuesday.  A native of Wilson County, she was daughter to the late Julian Ary & Gladys High Boykin.  Janet taught at Middlesex Elementary School for 30 years.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Crystal Rose, and a brother, Thomas Boykin.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thurman L. Batten of the Home, children, Starr Taylor (Tommy) of Allen, TX, Sheree Rose (Allen) of Nashville, Lee Batten (Jeanette) of Middlesex, siblings, Patrick Boykin of Raleigh, Freddie Boykin (Jackie) of Zebulon, grandchildren, John Thomas & James Thurman Taylor, Charles Rose (Brittany), Allison Rose (fiancée  Rev. Jason Currie), Landon Batten, & Michelle Nixon, and great granddaughter, Mary Claire Rose.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Antioch Baptist Church, 8490, NC Hwy 39, Middlesex, NC, 27557, Middlesex Baptist Church, Family Life Center, PO Box 369, Middlesex, NC 27557, Middlesex, NC, 27557, or to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful friends and family who helped support us and Janet with your thoughts, deeds, & prayers.

Funeral service, 10 am, Friday, Antioch Baptist Church.  Interment, Hollywood Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W Third St, Wendell.  www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

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