Jana Elaine Rucker Winters

Obituary

Jana Elaine Rucker Winters was born on April 27, 1957 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Betty Louise Olden and Robert Sims Sr. Our beloved mother, sister, aunt, family member and friend entered into eternal rest on July 3, 2017. Jana believed in the Lord and always said ‘Trust and Believe’.
 
Jana gave birth to her lovely son John Derrick Winters Jr. in 1988. He was the apple of her eye. Although taken too soon, she was blessed to have the opportunity to see her son marry his lovely wife Aline. In 1992, she met her soul mate Frederick Baptiste.
 
Jana graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1976. After graduation, she moved to California and began her life journey. She loved going to the beaches and exploring places. She was employed by Carl Zeiss and pursued her career as a Technician. She had a beautiful spirit, internally and externally - One of a Kind. She was thoughtful, caring and such a loving person. Her door and heart were always open to everyone. She always looked her best and lived life to the fullest.
 
Jana leaves to celebrate a victorious life in Christ: Her beloved son John Derrick Winters Jr. (Aline) of Dublin, CA. Beloved soul mate: Fredrick Baptiste of Dublin, CA. Beloved brother: Brian Kelly (Kathy) of Piqua, OH. Beloved sisters: Ona Rucker of Detroit, MI, Deborah Olden of Piqua, OH, Charita Godsey (Larry) of Grand Prairie, TX, Karen Sims Knott (Arthur) of Cincinnati, OH. Beloved special friends: Gayle Franklin of Troy, OH, Rosemary Bowcutt of CA, and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Transformed Life Church with the Elder Brian Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua.

Condolences may be expressed at www.melcher-sowers.com.
 
 


  Life Celebration

Saturday July 22, 2017

421 Wood St. Piqua, OH 45356

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Transformed Life Church with the Elder Brian Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua. Condolences may be expressed at www.melcher-sowers.com.

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Alice Sims Robinson

May the GOD and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all Tender Mercies and the GOD of all Comfort be with all of the Family at this time! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jana and I sadly didn't get to know one another or spend hardly any time together. I wish we had! I always felt she was "beautiful and a very sweet Sister!! The last time we hugged and said I love you was when Daddy passed. But I look forward to seeing her again, when GOD will wipe all tears from our eyes and there will be no more death, suffering, crying or any pain! Sending my love to all the family

 Posted July 24, 2017 - 10:39am
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Karen Sims Knott

Jana is a special sister with a heart of Gold. She was always very positive & encouraging. There was a time period during our younger years we were able to spend more quality time together. However, during our older years we would go months without talking but each time we connect we would talk & laugh for hours. I will always hold our precious memories close to my heart and look forward to seeing Jana in God's New Kingdom.
I love you! Little Sis Karen Sims Knott

 Posted July 23, 2017 - 9:27am
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Karla Bolden

Dear family
Our prayers are with you at this time as you hand your loved one and our dear sweet friend Jana, over to the arms of our Lord and Savior.
She will truly be missed, until we meet again.
May God continue to bless and keep you in peace and love.
Sincerely,
The Bolden family

 Posted July 22, 2017 - 3:03pm

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