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Janie Glenn Dean

October 4, 1937 — May 16, 2022

Janie Glenn Dean, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on May 16, 2022, at the young age of 84, due to complications from Multiple Myeloma. She was born October 4, 1937 in Brunswick, Virginia to mother, Mattie Jenny Carter, and father, James Nathan Glenn, and in her first four years was raised by her grandmother, Mattie Jenny Walters. Janie was an avid reader and worked hard all of her life. As a little girl, she first walked to the barn to milk three cows before walking a half mile to catch the school bus. She graduated from Powhatan High and earned her Bachelor's degree from Longwood University. She married and raised a family, working as an elementary school teacher before following her passion to open a restaurant where the community has gathered for thirty years to enjoy her fried chicken, homemade biscuits, and Blackberry cobbler. Janie's (Ema's) proudest legacy is her three grandchildren who carry her light, her strength and compassion. Like her grandchildren who found sanctuary in their Ema, many cherished friends trusted in her kind heart and generous spirit. Janie is survived by daughter, Tracy Dean Cifers, and granddaughter, Leah Cifers; her daughter, Amy Dean Elliott, son-in-law, Rob Elliott, granddaughters, Laurel and Willow Elliott; loving friend, Duane Brown; sister, Rose Liapple, and brother, Fred Clayton; many nieces and nephews; countless friends and lives she touched throughout her life. She is preceded in death by her son, John Brian Dean; as well as her brothers, Larry and Jack. All of whom she loved deeply. We lost a special lady who gave us life. Please join to celebrate Janie Sunday afternoon May 22nd, 2022 at County Seat Restaurant, 3883 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, between 2pm- 4pm. Service begins promptly at 2 followed by a celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Powhatan first responders.
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