February 25, 2019
Janice Nethercot Handley died peacefully at home in Norfolk, Virginia on February 25th, 2019. She was 63 years old.
Born and raised in Leicester, England, she emigrated to America with her husband and daughters where she followed her dream of becoming a nurse.
Service to community was Jan’s hallmark. She spent countless hours volunteering, and saw the good in every person.
Always active, Jan was an avid rower. She was a blue belt in Judo, and spent her 20’s and 30’s playing Netball in England.
She was a faithful member of Church of the Advent in Norfolk.
She will be forever remembered by her husband, Rod, and her three daughters, Natalie, Rhonda, and Carly.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Hadleigh, Donavan, Tom, Aidan, Olivia, Julian, Louis, Victor, Florence, and Ryah Joan.
She is also survived by her mother, Joan Nethercot, and predeceased by her father, Vic. She leaves 8 sisters and 2 brothers, and numerous sisters and brothers in law, all of whom adored her.
To know her was to love her. She had friends all over the world and a light has gone out for those who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at Church of the Advent in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9th at 1pm, with a reception to follow.
A memorial will also be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Jan had a large network of friends and colleagues.