AULANDER – Janet Britton Hoggard, age 78, of the 500 block of East Main Street, died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at her home.
Mrs. Hoggard, affectionately known as ‘Shoog’ to her family and close friends, was born on June 3, 1932, in Pasquotank County, NC, a daughter of the late Henry Cleveland and Josie Blowe Britton. She was a member of Aulander Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir for many years and was in the Della Nowell Sunday school class. Janet was a homemaker and a member of the Aulander Civic League. She was the widow of J. V. Hoggard, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Angie Hoggard Draper of Aulander; her sons, Jeffrey Vernon Hoggard, also of Aulander, and Christopher A. Hoggard and his wife, Renee of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and her grandsons, Rick, Steven, Ryan and Ben Draper. Besides her husband and parents, Janet was predeceased by her sister, Merlene B. Slade.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at Aulander Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010, with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Aulander Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and other times at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Aulander Baptist Church or to the Aulander Civic League.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.
I will be unable to be at the service for Janet but wanted you to know of our love for her. My Mom is Alice White that sang with her and Mrs. Violet many times. They usually sat by each other in the choir and their alto and second were a joy to hear. My Mom loved you children and would want to be there if she could. She is in an assisted living home here in Edenton now but will be very sadden when I share this news. They are precious memories for me. She was a beautiful lady and so was her Mom. I remember Mrs. Josie and her sweet smile. Somehow, I know that Janet and Mrs. Violet are already singing in that heavenly choir and I pray they have front row seats. They deserve them. Aulander has lost a special lady and Mom and I have lost a special friend. Our love and prayers are with you during this time. To keep her memory alive, always keep a song in your heart.
Mary Anne Croom
To the children of Janet and Vernon Hoggard, I am sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I know how you all feel since I lost both of mine too. There are no one to take the place of our dear parents. I will remember you all in my prayers. Stay strong. email@example.com. net