Janette Navona Smith was born December 26, 1956, in Silver City, New Mexico, and entered into rest September 13, 2020, at the Haven of Safford.
Janette loved Jesus with all her heart and loved going to Church services and singing gospel songs. She asked everyone she met for a picture of themselves so she could pray for them. Her favorite hobby was needlepoint and made coasters and crosses for family and friends. Janette was special to a lot of people. She got such joy out of the “little” things in life.
Janette attended a special school for handicapped children in Tucson and later Lordsburg. Her parents took care of her at home until 2010, since then she has resided at Sunshine Haven in Lordsburg until it closed July 2019. She then moved to the Haven of Safford.
She is survived by: her sister and brother-in-law, Johnell and Jeffrey Getz of Albuquerque, NM; two nephews, Kristofer and Pamela Hayward of Colorado Springs, CO and Joshua Hayward of Trinidad, CO; she was a proud great aunt to Madysen and Ryan Hayward; and had numerous cousins, two cousins she was extremely close to are; Clark and Dora Smith, who were her legal guardians for the last 6 years.
She has been reunited with her parents in Heaven, John O. and Jessie Nell Smith.
Services were conducted at the Lordsburg Assembly of God on Saturday the 19th of September 2020, at 10 a.m. Graveside services followed at the Mountain View Cemetery.
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