JANICE MAPP CUSTIS

JANICE MAPP CUSTIS, also known as Jenny, was the beloved daughter of the late James and Odessa Walker. She was born in Burgaw, North Carolina on November 12, 1953. She was raised on the Eastern Shore with nine other siblings. Jenny, as she was called, entered into eternal rest on May 14, 2017, on Mothers Day with a song, “Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary”, sung by Sister Dora West.

Jenny was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and was a member of Abundant Life Faith Church where she accepted God as her Lord and savior.

Jenny’s passion was cooking, cleaning and decorating homes. She was a mother to many wherever she was and the doors of her home was open to anyone that needed a place to sleep along with a full course meal. Her motto was, “Make sure you wash your hands before you touch my food and if you sleep at this house, you are going to get up and take a bath”.

She will be forever missed by many that loved and came in contact with her.

Jenny was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Custis and oldest sister Shirley Knox. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, oldest daughter, Lauketta L. Reid (James) of Craddockville, VA, her baby girl, Latanya T. Walker of Virginia Beach, VA and her baby boy Ontavious Mapp (Antionette) of Painter, VA and special daughter, Alexeus Berryhill of Melfa, VA, ten grandchildren, one great-grand child and four others that she accepted as her grand kids. Her siblings Annie N. Lowther, David Walker, Hazel Kellam (KC), Hattie Reid (Charlie), Henry Walker (Naomi), Linder Mason (George) of Daughtery, VA, Doreatha James of Las Vegas, NV and Earnest Elwood Walker of Tasley, VA, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends along with a special friend, Randy Stewart.

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