Today, we honor, respect and remember, Janice Marie Laster, our daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend- who touched and enriched all our lives in so many ways.
Janice had an amazing sense of humor and style. She loved to laugh and make people laugh. Her jokes and one-liners were legendary. She had the biggest personality. She loved fashion and was a talented hair stylist who taught several of her nieces to braid hair. She loved to dance! Everyone loved Janice.
Janice Marie Laster was born August 23, 1963 in Trenton, NJ to Lillie Eva Bing and the Late Joe Brown Laster. Janice passed on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. Janice was 57 years of age. Janice was a lifelong resident of Trenton, NJ. She was educated in the Trenton Public Schools. Janice was a gifted student and on the Honor Roll throughout her years of schooling. She set the example for many of her younger brothers and sisters to follow in her footsteps.
Janice was formerly employed at the New Jersey Unemployment Office in Downtown Trenton. In her early years, she was a Junior Counselor at Reading and Recreation (R&R) Summer Camp of which she gready enjoyed. Janice grew up attending "Jesus My Light Holy Temple" (Family church) and her Late Aunt (Estella) Atline and Uncle Nathaniel Sims church, "New Egypt Primitive Baptist Church", in Cream Ridge, NJ. Janice was a loving and caring person who loved spending time with family.
She enjoyed cooking and was a great cook. She learned from her mother, Lillie Eva Bing. She would often speak of the holiday time where she and her sisters would spend time in the kitchen prepping food while her mother cooked. They chopped the relish for the potato salad or cut the green while bickering over who had dibs on the cake batter bowl or who got to lick the icing spoon and bowL Those were many shared fond memories.
Janice was a very family-oriented person. She loved her family and was very protective of them. When she saw her family, she was always, genuinely, happy to see them. She was a very compassionate person who wanted to direct the youth in the family to live up to their potential. She gave you truth whether you wanted it or not. She gave it straight with no chaser. When she heard of family in need, she always showed up for them.
When she heard about her mother's illness, she stopped what she was doing and walked miles to get to her. Once her mother returned home, Janice took honor in assisting in caring for her. She always showed support. She was extremely loyal and loved deeply.
We would like to acknowledge Janice's friends who grew to be her extended family. We give you our heartfelt "Thank You" for keeping her safe in our absence. Your care and protection of Janice meant the world to her and for that, we are grateful. You were the true heroes in her day-to-day life that extended love to her when she was away from home.
Janice was well known and loved in the community. People gravitated towards her. She greeted you with a smile and hearty laughter. Anyone who spent time with her can tell you a funny story about her either she would have them laughing or they would have her laughing. They can, also, tell a story about how she extended kindness and showed them love Janice was predeceased in death by her late father, Joe Brown Laster; son, Frazee King III; Siblings, Gloria Hamilton and Theodore (Terry) Bing and Niece, Ruby Dell Hamilton.
Janice is survived by Mother, Lillie Eva Bing; 4 sons: Cory Laster, Rashon Laster, Rasheid Laster and Calvin Laster; 10 Siblings: Velma Venable, Nish Bing, Patricia Bing, Eddie Laster,Andrew L. Bing,JoAnn C. Bing, Christine Bing, Keith B. Bing, Jonathan O. Bing and Jerome Laster; 9 Grandchildren, 3 Aunts and 1 Uncles; and a host of Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Rest in perfect peace.
Funeral service will be 11am Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Ministerios Fraternidad Cristiana, 715 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Ewing, NJ.
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