Janet (Jan) "Tootsie" Knox Dudek passed away on August 18, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern, North Carolina with her family by her side.
Jan was born in Hancock, Michigan on February 28, 1944, the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Carlson Harris. Jan was employed as a financial manager at the Officer's Club at Hickam and Langely Air force bases, at Farm Fresh retail stores and retired from her supervisory position at Lowes. Jan was totally committed to the Lord and her family. She loved animals and working in her garden.
Jan is survived by her husband Jack Dudek; son, Terry (Teresa) Knox II; daughter, Kimberly Knox Gresham; step son, John (Caroline) Dudek; step daughter,Lynette (Terry) Thomas, 10 grandchildren, five sisters, Audrey (George) Mazzagotte, Maxine (Tony) Barraco, Linda (Steve) Johnson, June (Bob) Gemignani, Cathy (Dan) Skorich; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her brothers Robert, Raymond, Albert, Roy, and sisters Mona, Violet, and Sheron.
The family will receive friends from 7-9PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC.
Expressions of sympathy in honor of Jan may be made to the local Salvation Army at 535 Bell Fork Road in Jacksonville.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.