Mrs. Janice Brooks Sparks, 71, of 62 Old Baker Road, Maxton, NC was born on April 21, 1942 and went to her heavenly home on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Richard and Mrs. Lillian Brooks Jones; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Jones Self and Mrs. Eurania Lucy Jones Massey.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Revs: Garry Locklear, Harold Hunt and Kenny Bullard officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sparks Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Sparks was well loved and she will be missed very much. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 33 years: Harold Sparks of the home; two sons: Mr. Madison (Tammy) Cheek, Jr. of Maxton and Mr. Stephen Sparks of Asheville; three daughters: Ms. Anita Gail Cheek and Mrs. Jennifer (Raymond) Jones both of Maxton; Mrs. Janetta (Larry) Obeda of Pembroke and an adoptive daughter, Ms. Debbie Musselwhite of Morehead City; six brothers: Mr. Murriel Brooks and Mr. Bruce Brooks of Maxton, Mr. James (Jeanette) Jones of Concord, Mr. Anderson (Barbara) Jones of Rowland; Mr. Jimmy (Juanita) Jones of Stedman and Mr. Phil (Jenny) Jones of Lumberton; six sisters: Ms. Susanell Locklear of Pembroke, Mrs. Mary Alice (Sanford) Brooks and Mrs. Rena (Murphy) Jacobs both of Maxton; Ms. Jane Thompson of Hubert, Mrs. Nancy (Victor) Blue of Rowland and Mrs. Mary Ellen (Gerald) Hunt of Pembroke; nine grandchildren: Tamara (Chase) Locklear, Ernie (Sarah) Barton; Cecil (Ashtan) Bullard, Madison Cheek, III, Jamie Carter, Kristiana Jones, Shaun Sparks, Raymond Harold Jones and Kolby Ray Lane Jones and four great-grandchildren: Laleaunda Cheek, Chase Xavier Locklear, Vaida Rayne Guzman Barton and Jaleah Loray Bullard; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.