Janice Marie Williams Jonaitis, 69, an accomplished individual known for her work in accounting and law enforcement, passed away on February 24, 2024, at Carolina Caring in Newton, N.C. She was born at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, Ill., on July 4, 1954, to the late Robert Francis Williams and Angnes Patricia Jonaitis Williams.

Janice pursued a diverse educational path, graduating from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada, attending Seminary in Oregon, and ultimately obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Home Administration in Colorado Springs, Colo. Her professional journey led her to work as an accountant at David C. Cook Publishing Company in Colorado Springs and as an officer in the prison system in Kansas.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Francis Williams and Angnes Patricia Jonaitis Williams; her brothers, Paul Williams, Brian Williams, John Williams, and Patrick Williams; and her niece, Elizabeth Vigardt; and nephew, Caleb Williams.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Janice held a deep commitment to her family.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Williams and Kay (Joel) Vigard; brothers, Tom (Gwen) Williams, Bob (Beverly) Williams, and Jeff Williams; nieces and nephews, Lucas (Zuzi) Williams, Robert (Stephanie) Williams, Heather (Eric) Bishop, Gus (Ashley) Williams, Barbara (Jay) Lichtenhauer, Aaron (April) Vigardt, Christopher (Rachael) Vigardt, and Danielle (Sean) Vandenbergh; as well as great-nieces and great-nephew, Miles Vandenbergh, Hazel Vandenbergh, Hannah Vigardt, Michael Ree, John Ree, Ruth Lichtenhauer, Nora Lichtenhauer, Nathan Lichtenhauer, Agnes Vigardt, Ella Vigardt, Kai Vigardt Keagan Vigardt, and Connor Vigardt.

Janice’s legacy will be remembered through her hard work, dedication to family, and contributions to the community. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A life so beautiful, a heart so deeply loving, help us be inspired by her passions and visions. Join us for a Celebration of sister and auntie Jan’s life. A burial of her cremated remains will be held in the Spring at Ascension Cemetery and Mausoleum in Libertyville, Ill.

“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have died.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-14) 

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.