Janice Carol Mellus, age 71, passed away on April 7th at her home in Pinehurst after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Jan was born on October 18, 1946 in Flint, Michigan to the late Joseph and Mabel Decker. Janice was very active in the Women of the Pines Charity Group and served many roles including President. She was also a member of the Women’s Golf Association of Pinehurst. She enjoyed golfing, sewing, and spending time with her friends. Most of all, she enjoyed playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lynn Paul Mellus; two children, Sarah Catherine Walker (Charles) and Joshua Kenneth Mellus (Teela); brother, Charles E. Decker; sister, Judith McCumber; she is also survived by her three grandchildren, Ryan, Avery, and Collin Walker.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in June.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Woman of the Pines or the American Cancer Society.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Janice Carol Mellus, please visit Boles’ Tribute Store.

Online condolences: BolesFuneralHome.com.

Mrs. Mellus’ family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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