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Janice Kiser

August 30, 1957 — June 28, 2022


Janice Davis Kiser, age 64, of Hephzibah Church Road, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  She was born August 30, 1957 in Suffolk, Virginia to the late James Grover and Annie Leigh Hyatt Davis.

Janice owned and operated Ms. Janice's Daycare since 1998 where she touched the lives of so many children and parents. Before opening the daycare, Janice was involved with the children's ministry at Bethel Lutheran Church for over 20 years and continued to be an active member.  Janice was also known for her excellent leadership skills and was a Girl Scout leader for more than 15 years.  Janice was a woman of many talents from baking/decorating wedding cakes, to painting, crafting, and of course teaching children.  Most recently, Janice found passion in writing and became an author, and she published a book series, “Katiann” and “As The Sun Rises, Darkness Falls.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Blandena Futrell, and her brother, Jennings “Bud” Davis.

Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Kiser of the home; son, Richard Kiser, and wife Jessica, and daughter, Jill Kiser Engle, and husband Justin all of Crouse; grandchildren, George Engle, Henry Engle, Maggie Engle; Alaina Kiser, Anna Kiser, and Emma Kiser; sister, Patricia Senter (Tony), sisters-in-law Diane Carpenter (Wade) and Wanda Huffstetler (Greg); numerous nieces and nephews; and her most precious “baby,” Sam.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 1, 2022 at Bethel Lutheran Church.

Burial will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church Youth Fund, 509 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 30, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 1, 2022

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