Janie Woodruff Pace

Published 8:42 am Monday, February 26, 2018

Janie Woodruff Pace, 82, died unexpectedly on Feb. 4, 2018.

She was born in Davie County on March 26, 1935 to Ms. Irene Bitting. She moved to New York after graduating from Davie County Schools, and spent the remainder of her life there. She was devoted to God and gave her life to worshipping. She attended Amity Baptist Church in Queens, N.Y., and later joined Union Baptist Church in Westchester County, N.Y.  In the 1980s, she created The Ladies Circle, and provided special programs for women centered on faith, holidays, and entertainment. The women were treated to picnics, tree trimming parties, and other outings.  Her motto was, “If I can help somebody.” For almost 40 years, she and companion, Owen Boyne (“OJ”), shared life.  Mr. Boyne loved her and was with her until her last day.

Also surviving: her relatives, church family, and many friends.

After a service in New York,  a graveside service took place on Feb. 25 in Mocksville at St. John AME Zion Church Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Temeka Robinson.