The party was big in heaven when Janice Johnson Bealle was called home on Friday, September 9 from Carlyle Place in Macon, Georgia.
Born May 13, 1936 in Harford, Alabama, Janice was the first child of Olen and Jeanette Johnson of Dothan, Alabama. As a young person, Janice enjoyed growing up with her sister Susan, tap dancing, and playing with cousins at Grayton Beach. She won the “Friendliest” senior superlative at Dothan High. She attended Auburn University where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. At Auburn, she met the love of her life and ‘best friend’ Jim Bealle.
Janice and Jim spent the majority of their life together in Sandy Springs, Georgia with their three children. As Jim worked in a successful real estate career, Janice gave him the peace of knowing she was creating a home and family that honored God. The Bealle home was warm and welcoming, and anyone who entered left with a lighter step and a cup filled. Janice was a filler, never a drainer, and kind words often came with her bright smile.
Janice played tennis with ALTA, was a member of the Garden Club and the Sandy Springs Society and served with Jim on the Young Life committee for many years. She was a member of Southwest Christian Church where she loved singing in the choir.
Janice is survived by her three children, Tricia (Rodger) Barton of Macon, Betty (Bill) Ham of Bolingbroke, and John (Andreea) of Atlanta, her eight grandchildren, Jim (Kelsey) Barton, Catherine Barton, Ben Barton, Madison (Andrew) Brooks, Joel Ham, Barret Ham, Julia Bealle, Daniel Bealle, and her three great-grand children, Jacob Barton, Eva Joyce Barton and Luke Barton.
Visitation will be at Carlyle Place in Macon Georgia, the grand ballroom on Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm. A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 am at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jim and Janice Bealle scholarship fund at Johnson University, Tennessee or Christian City, Union City, Georgia.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.