Rev. Janie A. Long, age 71, of Wonder Lake, went to be with her Lord Thursday, August 31, 2017, at her home. Janie was born March 29, 1946 in Lexington, Alabama, to Nathan M. and Virgie Estelle (Chandler) Thornton. One of 14 children, Janie was raised on a farm outside of Lexington.
For nearly 50 years, Rev. Janie lived in Wonder Lake, where she was Pastor of the Wonder Lake Pentecostal Church. She proudly founded and operated the Wonder Lake Food Pantry. Rev. Janie was active in her ministry in area nursing homes, as well as TV ministry on cable and also on the internet, primarily with her YouTube broadcasts. She married John Alan Carter on June 10, 2006.
She is survived by two sisters, Lillie (the late Kenneth) Crosswhite of Zion and Katherine (Donnie) Roach of Lexington, AL; three brothers, James (the late Ora) Thornton and Neal (Milline) Thornton, both of Lexington, and Richard (Shirley) Thornton of Florence, Alabama; loving nieces and nephews; special friend, Allen Scott; and her daughter, Thresa (Chris) Waite of Cary and grandson, Scott Priebe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Alan Carter in 2010; two sisters, Helen (the late Arlon) Stamps and Dora (the late Marvin) Clemmons; and six brothers, Kenneth (the late Addie) Gray, John D. Thornton, Oscar Thornton, G.W. (the late Jewel) Thornton; Bobby Thornton, Robert L. Thornton (in infancy); and her sister-in-law, Janice Carter.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, followed by interment in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050