Let us not dwell on how she left rather the grace she left behind. 🙏🏼 Rest In Peace, Janet

The world has lost another beautiful being. I don’t know where to begin. I know so many of us have so many questions. As for me, I’m just reflecting the difference she made on my life.

She took a bold chance on hiring me. As a high school graduate, she gave me a position that helped to finance my first home. The home I used to escape someone who was out to take my life. Her last few words to me were she was so proud of me. She always put everyone else first.

She was top of our company, and my direct manager. I took for granted the access I had to her. She pushed me to be stronger, fight harder, stand longer. Other teams got to slack off, but not us. If you were on Janet’s squad you lived, breathed, and slept thinking about Dex. She made it worth it though. I saw places I never would have seen without her. I met people I never would have had access to. I took on positions and learned strategies that became pivotal points in my career as a Marketer and Salesperson. In this day and age, people switch jobs like they switch shoes. Not Janet. Her loyalty was her trademark and her weakness all in one. 🙏🏼💔

She often opened doors I couldn’t see ahead of me, but from the strength of her faith, I kept treading forward. She taught me that while the customer is always right, they don’t always understand. It was our job to lead with faith and never leave in confusion. She lived that philosophy. And here I am not at all confused about where she is today as I know she was saved, but so broken to know she is gone.

God is NOT the author of confusion! 1st Corin 14:33

She would be the first to tell us too!

She never made excuses. And wouldn’t let us either. I’d call into work for the same life she was dealing with and not once did it ever stop her from achieving her own greatness. She called me to the carpet many times. I couldn’t stand her for always being right, but I could never deny she had an undying light on my life.

Losing her has made me realize just how many people she must have touched. She is irreplaceable. A one of kind powerhouse and her great works won’t stop here. God will continue to use her spirit in us all. You could not spend a day with Janet and not be moved by her uplifting energy. She made it her personal goal to make a difference for everyone she met. 💕

May we not dwell on how she left, but stay focused on the impact she had and all the life tips she left behind. She was the epitome of God’s grace. We didn’t deserve her.

I’m sorry another beautiful person has left us. I’m sorry you didn’t get to meet my son. I’m sorry I changed plans all those times you invited me to your church and to have lunch with you. I’m sorry I would get lazy after selling all day when we were only pennies away from our goal. You worked around the clock day and night to make us the best. And I now know just how hard you must have worked at home too. 🙏🏼 May your beautiful spirit now eternally be at a peaceful rest. I can assure that you will never be forgotten. This world is a better place because of you. You were one of my hardest critics but I’m forever changed because of you. Your life didn’t end in vain. You have changed so many of us for the better.

Rest in peace my beautiful, loving, caring, fighting, thriving friend, Janet Butler.

God use me. Help me come up from this loss that I know so many of us feel.

Please give me the strength to carry forward her undying spirit through #SilenceUnchained

That wouldn’t even be a thing without people like her. She believed in me when only a few did.

When you have an intuition about someone struggling with issues they won’t always speak about, PRAY FOR THEM.

Just stop what you are doing right there and pray!

Bad things happen to good people. Good people do bad things. I didn’t know the whole story. I don’t think I could handle it. My heart goes out to her family and friends. May you find peace and comfort in this trying time.

If you know of someone or are struggling with domestic violence, please visit this page http://www.FB.com/SilenceUnchained

You never know who could be reached by your testimony.

If you know of someone or are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please visit this page http://www.MitchellHashFoundation.com

You never know whose life you could save.

We are our brother and sister’s keeper.

I don’t have all the answers. All I know is life is too short. I’ve been too close to both sides of that trigger. We are all just humans attempting to function in a very dysfunctional world. Never be too proud to ask for help.

God shows us grace in ways we will never understand. Janet’s spirit is proof.

#STOPDOMESTICVIOLENCE #RIPJanet #InLovingMemory

6 thoughts on “Let us not dwell on how she left rather the grace she left behind. 🙏🏼 Rest In Peace, Janet

  1. So perfectly written. She truly was, one in a million. She was full of grace and love. Always drawn to the needy. She automatically helped anyone in need without giving it a second thought. Her door was always open. She is at peace and she is in the presence of the one she represented so well, Jesus Christ!!! Thanks for sharing your story. I think you spoke for many of us. Remember you can still try her church. She would love that!!! We all need each other right now. Let’s love like she did.

  2. This is beautiful. Janet and I have been thru some tuff situations. She prayed with me, cried with me and more importantly she was with me in so much. It is a blessing to read so many wonderful kind things about my friend of 36 years. She touched so many lives. She didn’t always have it easy for herself but she let everyone know if you have a relationship with the Lord, he may not make it easy but he will bear the burden with you. Rest easy my dear dear friend and sister….I love you and I know I will see you again.

  3. So beautifully written, I loved her like a sister, she had no sisters by blood but she had many many sisters through love ~ Janet loved bigger than most and as you can tell from the outpouring of love all over Facebook that everyone loved her.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to Janet

  4. Janet was indeed a beautiful person. Inside and out. She had a loving heart and a beautiful soul. Although it is comforting to know where her soul has gone it is sad to know that the world became a little bit darker without her light. I pray for the ones closest to her that they find peace and comfort through this tragedy. We love you Janet and you are loved and missed very much.

  5. Janet was on of a kind. She would take a negative situation and let you see the positive. She was that friend that always pointed out the strengths in you and would feed that and be your cheerleader. You always knew that Janet would be there for you. I don’t know why someone that was loved by so many had to go and I know we are to question. But I do know that she will be GREATLY missed and life will not be the same.

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