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Friday March 13th, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Friday March 13th, 2020

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Janet Marie Vanderford

Janet Marie Vanderford


Cross Hill


Janet Marie Vanderford, age 56, of 303 Pineland Shores Circle, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House in Greenwood.


Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of J.T. and Jimmie Lou Hill Gilbert.  Janet was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church.  She loved the lake and enjoyed water skiing growing up.


Surviving in addition to her parents are her daughter, Chelsie Anderson of Laurens; sister, Kathy Talley and husband Don of Laurens; three grandchildren, Lexi Lawson, Bennttlea Vanderford, Rylinn Anderson; niece and nephew, Brooke Patterson and husband Blake of Chapin, and Justin Lanford of Laurens; and great-niece and great-nephew, Hadden Claire Patterson and Briggs Patterson.


Janet was predeceased by her son, Bennette Vanderford.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Don Talley and Rev. Howard Suttles.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Cook. 


Visitation will be held at the mortuary one hour prior to the service on Friday.


The family will be at the home.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC  29646.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Bless the Gilbert family in their time of loss, praying for your strength in knowing we will all be together again. Jan and I grew up in a innocent time when life was a day on the lake. Every weekend waiting to spend the day on the water, skiing and swimming till we were wore out. Thanks to JT for getting me up on skies for the first time and Jimmie Lue for keeping us straight. I really enjoyed sharing the time of our childhood together. Will miss that beautiful smile. Love you all, Donna Brown

Donna Lynn Mar 16 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of Jan. I have very fond memories of Jan. Growing up with her in Faith Christian School and being cared for by JT an Jimmie Lou. I remember my first outing in a ski boat was when JT took us all to Lake Hartwell for a church outing. Jan was always the prettiest girl in our class. Sending my love and prayers to the family and ask for God's comfort during this time.

susanadair@backroads.net Mar 14 2020 12:00 AM

A true friend . So sorry for our loss of a pretty and sweet friend . Honey you will be missed by friends and family . Sorry you had to leave us so young . Will always remember you with sweet memories . Love you and your family .

Jean garrett Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers are with all of You! Mr JT and Mrs Jimmie Lou, I know your hearts are so heavy. I have wonderful memories with you all.
Much Love and Prayers,

BECKY WATTS FLOWERS Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

J T and family. My heart breaks with yours as GOD called our son home years ago. Your prayers and thoughts are with each of you. GOD bless. Gerald and Gearline Abercrombie

Gerald and Gearline Abercrombie Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sam & Julie Traylor Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

My heart is saddened to hear about Jan. I have some good memories with you all. Mr. JT and Mrs. Jimmie Lou, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and lots of prayers for you all. Johnnie Watts Yelton

Johnnie Yelton Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mr JT and Mrs Jimmie Lou so sorry to hear about Jan. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love to you all..

Cathy Watts Hughes Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM