Janice Edwards

Alton | Friday, November 26 2021 |

Janice Carol Edwards, 78, died at 8:26 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Health Center in St. Charles, MO.

She was born August 23, 1943, in Alton the daughter of the late Leslie Howard and Glova (Halford) Fletcher. She was a member of Brown Street Baptist Church and was a self-employed beautician for many years. On October 18, 1965, in Alton, she married Melvin Edwards and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2020.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie Wesolowski (Gary) of St. Louis, MO and Lee Anne Edwards of Alton, one son, Timothy Edwards (Stacey) of Edwardsville, six grandchildren, Elizabeth Meals (Jordon), Wesley Edwards (Megan), Steven Davis (Cailin), Lauren Wesolowski, Logan Wesolowski, Dreya Colley, six great-grandchildren, Sadie Meals, Maximus Meals, Arya Meals, Ethan Edwards, Dylan Edwards, and Owen Davis, and one sister, Leslie Craig (Carl) of Manchester, TN.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Nelvin Williams, and one brother, Blair Williams.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Reverend Eric Lloyd will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Brown Street Baptist Church, 3125 Brown St., Alton, IL 62002. (618)465-8588. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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