Thompson, Dorothy Janet (Jan) Roberson, 79, was born on April 2, 1942 and was adopted by William and Lydia Langley. Known as Janet, she attended school at Smithfield Elementary, Middle and High Schools, graduating in 1960. She attended Southern Missionary College, now known as Southern University, in Tennessee, obtaining an associate degree in Business in 1964.
On June 26, 1966, she married her sweetheart, Jerry Grant Thompson. Their daughter, Heidi, was born in 1969.
Jan was employed by fellow church member Dr. David Roberts, in Gibsonville, N.C.
She loved traveling and visited 10 countries and 14 US states and territories. She assisted with ShareHim in Togo and Guyana.
Jan had been an active and integral member of the Greensboro, N.C. SDA church for decades. Jan was known for her warm heart and generosity. Over the years Jan wore several hats as deaconess, Sabbath School teacher, church board member and school board member. Whenever the church had an event, she was there: midweek studies, evangelist meetings, prayer times, etc. She attended the yearly camp meetings as well. She supported Women’s Ministry, stop-smoking clinics, delivered mission reports, worked in the ABC store, started a bread ministry, and oversaw the kitchen during potlucks.
In addition to her church commitments, she was involved with The Guilford Battle Chapter DAR and Jan Grafton’s Animal Rescue, transporting dogs.
Jan is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, sisters: Joyce Bales and Peggy Roberson, brothers: Donald Ray (Duck) and John D. (D) Lynch.
She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Marie Amash and son-in-law Jim Amash, sisters: Betty O’Neal and Deb Thompson, brothers-in-laws Bill O’Neal, Teddy Griffin, and John Thompson, 27 nieces and nephews and extended family.