PEAVY, Janette  -
Janette Peavy, 72, a resident of Dayton, OH, passed on to eternal life on Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2017.
Janette and her twin, Annette Jackson, were born in Harlan, Kentucky on May 25, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Geneva Stout (William) Jennings and Jesse Mays and was also preceded in death by her brothers Alfred and Walter; brother-in-law Handy Jackson.
Janette was the wife and loving mate of Troy Peavy for over 48 years. Together they raised their children, Kim, Wanda and Troy, Jr. She truly adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
As the siblings of 9 younger brothers and sisters, she and Annette inspired, encouraged and always supported them. They made them believe they could accomplish and achieve and that nothing was beyond their reach. This profoundly touched their lives and they will forever be grateful to their older sisters for allowing them to stand on their shoulders and help pave a way for them.
Janette attended Rosenwald School and graduated from Harlan High School and the Harlan County Vocational School. For over 45 years, Janette worked in a number of public service positions. In 2003, Janette retired from the Montgomery County Board of Transportation (MRDD) in Dayton, OH, where she was a very hardworking and loyal employee. Numerous times she was the recipient of the “Employee of the Month” Award as well as other Staff recognitions. Additionally, along with her daughter, Kimberly Mathews, Janette operated the J&K Special Event Floral and Design.
Janette was very unselfish, loving and devoted to her husband, children and extended family. Some of her favorite times were spent at family gatherings where she, Annette and Lanora would stay up late singing, talking, laughing and sharing stories about the family and growing up in Harlan County. Often, Janette spoke of her great admiration, respect and appreciation for Rella Stout, her maternal grandmother, who was a very hardworking, God fearing woman that loved and cared for her family. Rella Stout helped to shape Janette’s character and greatly influenced the way she lived her life.
At an early age, she united with the Clover Street Church of Christ in Harlan, KY. Later, she joined the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumberland, KY. Upon relocating to Trotwood, OH, she joined Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Janette later transferred her membership to Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Janette was a gifted artist, designer and decorator. She joyfully used her skills to decorate her Church with beautiful floral arrangements for Special Days, Holidays and Weddings. Before her health failed her, Janette also served faithfully as a Choir Member, Committee Member and Chair, Usher and Deaconess. She was not ashamed of being a Child of the Most High God and often acknowledged and proclaimed to others his Goodness and Faithfulness to her.
Survivors and those left to cherish her memory are her husband Troy Peavy, son; Troy (Vivian) Mays, daughters; Kimberly Mathews (all of Dayton, OH) and Wanda Mays (Columbus, OH) , sisters; Annette Jackson, (Prestonsburg, KY), Carmella (Anthony) Melvin, (Lebanon, TN), Georgetta (Orestes) Richardson, Lanora (Richard) Franklin, (all of Lexington, KY) and Dr. Georgenna Riley (Cleveland, OH), brothers; Terry (Ira), Shamahl, Wilfred (Alexandra), Winfred (Diana) Jennings, (all of Lexington, KY), Wilbur (Jacquelyn) , Marcellus (Pauline) (Owensboro, KY), and Leon(Julia) Mays (Fairfield, OH); grandchildren; Whitlee, Desiree, DaQuan, Dominique, Kamille, Shawn, and Rylee, great grandchildren; Brandon, Akil, King, DaQuan and Dominique, Brothers-in-Law; Ronnie (Caroline) Peavy, (Dayton, OH), Curtis Peavy, (Leeds, AL), Sisters-in Law; Barbara(Dale) Stevenson, (Dayton, OH), Patricia Mays (Owensboro, KY), Phyllis Gaston (Detroit, MI), Special Cousin; Curtis Frazier (Harlan, KY). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and special friends.
Funeral service will be 11AM, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 5301 Olive Rd, Dayton. Visitation 10-11AM. Interment 10:30AM, Monday, November 27, 2017 at Dayton National Cemetery.