Janelle Rose Martin, 28, Cold Spring Enterprises secretary, enjoyed camping, Myerstown Mennonite member

By on May 18, 2016

Janelle Rose Jackson Martin, 28, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, exchanged her cancer-stricken body for her glorious eternal one at her childhood home in Abbeville, S.C., on May 9, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband of three years: Shannon Martin; her son: Dylan Casey; and her and her husband’s families.

In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by her parents: Sam and Carolyn Jackson; brothers: Benji (Karin) Jackson, Jeff (Janice) Jackson, Matt Jackson, and Evan (Clarrisa) Jackson; nieces and nephews: Lauren, Sadie, Corey, Mason, Carter, Lindsey, and Leah Jackson, all of Abbeville; and Logan Martin of Spring Run as well as, a host of cousins and friends.

Born in Abbeville, S.C., on March 9, 1988, Janelle was a graduate of Cold Spring Mennonite School, and a former secretary for Cold Spring Enterprises. Janelle loved to spend time camping with her family in the mountains or at the lake.

She met the love of her life while serving with him at Hillcrest, a mission home for the elderly in Harrison, Arkansas. After their wedding on April 13, 2013, she and Shannon made their home in Lititz, where she was a member of Myerstown Mennonite Church.

Not long after giving birth to her son, Dylan, in May 2015 and shortly before she and Shannon planned to leave to serve at a mission on the island of Grenada, Janelle learned that she had cancer of the liver. She fought it courageously and was an inspiration to many with her positive attitude and quiet acceptance of the path God chose to allow for her. Her gentle spirit and fun-loving personality will be deeply missed.

Services were held May 13 at Cold Spring Mennonite Church, Abbeville, S.C.. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Janelle, may be sent to Olive Branch Mennonite Mission, 87 Mountain Road, Denver, PA. 17517.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting harrisfuneral.com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Abbeville, S.C., had charge of the arrangements.

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