Janis Pigott King

Born: Mon., Nov. 8, 1937
Died: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Location: Grace Episcopal Church


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Location: Grace Episcopal Church

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Janis Pigott King, 79,   of Ocean Isle Beach , NC and formerly of Whiteville NC, died August 13th,  surrounded by her family at her home at Gause Landing. She was the daughter of the late Elbert LeRoy Pigott and Allean Hickman Pigott.  Born November 8, 1937 in Conway, SC, she grew up at Gause Landing in Ocean Isle Beach and graduated from Shallotte High School in 1956.  In 1960, she graduated from Flora MacDonald College with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Pembroke State University in 1977. After a 30 year tenure at Edgewood Elementary School, where she taught the 3rd and 4th grades, she retired from Whiteville City Schools in 1990.  Janis was very happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Robert Lee (Bobby ) King, until his death in 1989. She was member of Grace Episcopal Church Including the Lutherans of Christ The King.  Janis was a former member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority, The Town and Country Garden Club, The Whiteville Women’s Civic League, and several bridge clubs before returning to Brunswick County to live near her children and sister.  Affectionately known as “Dah” to all who knew and loved her, she was an avid baseball fan who loved The Cincinnati Reds and The Whiteville Wolfpack.  Her greatest love and pride were her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. Janis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her only niece, Lynette Adair Miller. She is survived by her three children, Robert LeRoy (Robin) King and wife Von, Gina King Deans and husband Scott, and John Malcolm King. In addition, she is also survived by  her sister Jean Pigott Miller and her grandchildren: Benjamin King Deans, Hannah Deans Tomlin (Michael), Joseph Hackney Deans, Christopher Scott Deans, Alexandria Lee King, John Coleman King, Luke Spivey King, and great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Adair Deans.

The funeral will be Wednesday August 16, at 2:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Whiteville. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church parish hall. There will be a private burial afterwards.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Anne and Bill Maultsby
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. She was a pleasure to know and a wonderful
teacher. Remembering all the family

Maria Lanehart Hyatt
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
Mrs. King was one of my favorite teachers. Always a kind and caring lady. My deepest sympathy is extended to the family.

Ethel little
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at time. She was a very special mom and grandmother! Love Ethel and Mark

Rachel McQueen
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
I will miss this ray of sunshine.

Mary DeWitt Dukes
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Janis was such a wonderful contribution to our class at Flora Mac bringing joyous laughter and tales of Bobby. I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Dah, yet how wonderful you had her with so so long.

Jean Barber
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted.

christy hardee
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
john and boys are in my prayer

lizzette dixon
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Belinda Simmonds
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Gina sorry about the loss of your mother I pray that God will
give you the comfort you need during your time of sorrow. You and I
worked together at the bank some years ago.

Melissa Parker Powell
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was one of my favorite teachers and I have many fond memories of my time in her class. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May God keep you comforted with loving memories of your mom.

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