Sunset: May 26, 2022
Janice Salters-Williams was born on September 20, 1960, in Williamsburg County to Isaac and Ella Blanche Salters, who both precede her in death. At an early age Janice gave her life to Christ. She was a devoted member of Faith United Methodist Church for many years and later joined The House of God #1 Holiness Church. Janice’s faith was the center of her life and the source of her strength. She dedicated countless hours of her life to the church – singing, teaching, serving as President of the Usher board, and fundraising. Janice entered eternal rest on May 26, 2022 at her home, in her daughter’s arms.
To most she was known as “Tippy,” a woman of strength and grace – radiating a beautiful smile, always encouraging others in their time of need, and sharing God’s glory.
After graduating from Lake City High School in 1978, Janice joined the Army and served 13 years. While in the military, in 1987 Janice learned she was expecting twins. Janice, being a twin herself, embraced the blessing of her babies soon-to-come that she named Dominique D’Naute and Monique Shaunte Williams. God had a special place prepared for Monique at birth; but He sent Dominique to be Janice’s rock, confidant, caretaker, and biggest fan. In November 1987, Janice and Dominique began life’s beautiful journey together.
Janice and Dominique, have always been inseparable. If you saw one of them, without a doubt you always saw the other whether it was at church, traveling, or out shopping. This duo remained as such for a while until God blessed them with Ja’Kari Fullard and Jamir Daniels – whom Janice affectionately called “My Boys” because she nurtured them as her own. Before she knew it, Tippy was a full-time “Nana!” Dominique and the boys were truly the greatest loves of Janice’s life. Their days together were filled with music, adventures, and lots of laughter.
Through her great works in the church and community, she served as a wonderful role model to her boys and Dominique, instilling in them the importance of being active in the things they are passionate about and showing up for those that they love. One of Janice’s passions was the ALS Association, and she was properly named an “ALS Warrior” for the personal strength she exhibited on her own ALS journey. She was an advocate for those living with ALS and participated in ALS Association annual events to bring awareness and empower others with ALS to live life to the fullest.
Words cannot describe the love Janice had for her family and the pride she had in spearheading family events to keep everyone connected and remind everyone of their own personal FAVOR WITH GOD.
Janice’s memory will be cherished by her children: Dominique Williams, Ja’Kari Fullard, and Jamir Daniels; her siblings: Evangelist Ella (Elder Dennis) King, Emma Graham, Barbara Salters, Theodore Salters, Richard Salters, Isaac Salters, Jr., and Joe Louis Salters; an aunt, Mary Francis James and an uncle, Abraham Salters. Janice is preceded in death by two sisters: Ida Gamble and Janie Salters; and two nephews: Johnnie Louis Shaw and Christopher Jamal Salters.
Her memory will also be cherished by her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends, along with two Godchildren, Charles Salters and Yasmine Samuel; her best friend for over 30 years, Bonita Johnson; and her “Bonus-Daughter,” Britney R. Weaver, Esq.