Mrs. Janice Stewart Harrington, 66, of Broadway passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her home. She was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Lloyd George and Mary Elizabeth Patterson Stewart. Janice was a life long educator in Harnett County serving as a classroom teacher, an assistant principal and as a principal. She retired in 2007 as principal of Western Harnett Middle School. She was dedicated to her profession and impacted the lives of many students, teachers and co-workers. Janice inspired many people to become educators as she demonstrated her love for children, believing that all children had the potential to learn. She was loved by all that knew her. Janice was a member of several educational sororities and organizations. She was also an active member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Staff Parish Committee, Church Council and various other church offices. Janice was also a member of the chancel choir and actively participated in many Bible studies. She is preceded in death by a brother, Lenwood Ray Stewart; sister-in-law, Jane Stewart and mother-in-law, Mildred McLeod Harrington.
Janice is survived by her husband of 35 years, William D. “Billy” Harrington, III of the home; son, William D. Harrington, IV and wife Nicole of Raleigh; brother, Frank Stewart of Lillington; 3 sisters, Norma Hamilton and husband Bobby, Gwen Cox and husband Vernon, Cathy Jackson and husband Roger all of Lillington and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Spring Hill United Methodist Church in Lillington with Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 PM and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1960 Spring Hill Ch. Rd., Lillington, NC 27546.
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Monday July 31st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Spring Hill United Methodist Church
Tuesday August 1st, 2017
1960 Spring Hill Church Rd.
Lillington, NC 27546
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I just learned of Janice’s passing and was shocked. She was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. Thoughts and prayers go out for the family.
Submitted by Gary Teachey on Nov 7 2017 07:01:41 AM
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Debra Womack McNeill lit a candle on Aug 15 2017 02:19:50 PM
Billy, my heart was so sadden to hear this news. I'm sorry I didn't know in time to pay my respect. I think of you often and the good folks I made my ffriends while working in Lillington.
I pray for yours and son's broken hearts during time of grief. It is never an easy event to go through. Please know I love you and I'm thinking of you all.
My love to you- Leigh Tyndall
Submitted by Leigh Tyndall on Aug 11 2017 01:11:50 PM
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Cheryl Robinson lit a candle on Aug 7 2017 08:06:36 PM
I was out of town when Anthony informed me of Janice's passing. Know that you are in our prayers to the God of All Comfort, and may His Peace rest on you in the days and weeks ahead.
Submitted by James & Pam Harrington on Aug 3 2017 04:03:28 PM
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Scott and Judy Ashworth lit a candle on Aug 3 2017 09:56:15 AM
Billy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. God bless you all and know that we will be praying for you and your family.
Submitted by Becky Jackson on Aug 1 2017 09:38:45 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Submitted by THERESA T HARRINGTON on Aug 1 2017 08:51:46 PM
Praying for the entire Stewart/Harrington families. So very sorry for your loss of Janice. She was a wonderful person and has done s o much for so many. God needed another special angel. He will bring you comfort in the times ahead. Much love to you all.
Submitted by Dianne and Sammy on Aug 1 2017 06:35:34 PM
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