Janie Lathrop

Obituary of Janie Russell Lathrop

Janie Russell Lathrop, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  She was born January 12, 1936, in Taylorsville, NC to the late Minnie Mayzo Russell and Ralph Clarence Russell. 


She was retired from Woonsocket Spinning Co. in Charlotte, NC, where she worked in their office.  She also spent approximately 20 years singing in The Kensmen Trio Southern Gospel Group from Fort Mill, SC.


Janie was a member of East Baptist Church, where she served in the choir and secretary for her very special Sunday School class.

She shared a very special love for all her family including her church family at East Baptist Church.  She loved her mountain upbringing and did everything she could to stay up-to-date on the happenings in her hometown of Taylorsville.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Thomas Lathrop with whom she shared a precious love and are surely so happy to be together again; her brothers Max, Lowell, Abe, and her sister Neysa and her brother-in-law Bill Shaw.


Those remaining to cherish her memory include her daughter Cyndie Shriver (Chris), brother Steve Russell, sister Rachel Shaw, three sister-in-laws Anne, Francis and Joyce, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at East Baptist Church, 6850 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC with a service to celebrate the life of Janie R. Lathrop to follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Jon DeBell officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC.


Donations in Janie’s memory may be made to Florence Crittenton Home, 1300 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28203 or Baptist Children’s Home of NC, 204 Idol St., Thomasville, NC  27360.