Black, Jannie

Written by David Green.

Jannie L. Black, 54, of Hillsdale, Mich., died Feb. 20, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She was born Nov. 7, 1955, in Hudson, Mich., to Don and Wyla (Carr) Brown. She married H. Nevarrow Black on June 15, 1974, and he survives.

Jannie worked in the Andy Adams sale barn hay office for many years. She was a former member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles, American Legion and Pythian Sisters. She was an avid Bingo player and she enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Thorne.

Besides her husband, Jannie is survived by a son, Aaron Black of Pittsford, Mich.; a grandson, Thorne Black of Homer, Mich.; eight sisters, Diane (and Gary) Howard, Kathy (and Terry) Ragless and Becky Smith all of Adrian, Mich., Robin (and Doyle) Pike and Jennifer (and Don) Thompson, both of Morenci, Mich., Dawn Smith of Ransom, Mich., Jo Anne (and Ed) Frazier of West Unity, Ohio, and Tina Clement of Hudson; three brothers, Donald Brown, Jr., of Stockbridge,  Mich., Thomas (and Melissa) Brown of Jonesville, Mich., and Dan Brown of Hillsdale; father- and mother-in-law, Herb and Yvonne Black of Pittsford; a brother-in-law, Vandaris Black of Pittsford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rose; a brother, Ron; and two brothers-in-law, Ken Smith and Doug Clement.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Dr. Sam Wickard officiating. Burial will follow in Lickley’s Corner Cemetery in Wright Township.

Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Jannie Black or Liberty Bible Church.

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