My sweet mother in law, Janet, went to be with Jesus this morning peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with Ovarian cancer. While our family is filled with tremendous grief we also have a peace knowing that she is rejoicing in the Lord's throne room right this very minute.

We wanted to let everyone know that the arrangements have been finalized for Janet's funeral.

The visitation will be Sunday night (12/29) from 4-7 pm and the funeral will be Monday (12/30) at 10 am. Both are being held at First Baptist Church in Bentonville at 200 SW "A" Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

For our out of town friends and family, arrangements have been made at the TownePlace Suites in Bentonville for a rate of $59/night good for Friday through Monday nights. To reserve a room at this rate please contact them at 479-621-0202 and let them know you are wanting to reserve a room for Janet Pate's funeral for the rate of $59. Their address is 3100 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR 72712.

In lieu of flowers we are strongly encouraging support towards Janet's Memorial Fund. This fund will continue her legacy of investing in student's lives and her desire for them to know and serve The Lord.

The donations received to this memorial will be designated for the youth ministry of FBC Bentonville where Janet served for the last 12 years.  The gifts will be used to scholarship students desiring to attend church camp and will also be used for future student ministry building expansion.

If you'd like to donate money you can mail your donation to :

First Baptist Church Bentonville
220 South Main Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

And please make sure to put in the memo line "Janet's Memorial Fund"

Thank you again for the tremendous outpouring of support and love for our family during this difficult time.


  1. I rejoice that Janet is now cancer free and walking the streets of gold, but grief for her family and their loss. What a wonderful way to remember Janet by investing in the youth that she so loved and worked with.

    Blessings abundant as you all face the difficult days ahead. Hugs!

  2. so sorry for your family's loss, but so thankful you will see her again cancer free! praying for you all!

  3. Praying for you and your family. Never personally knew Janet but read her blog and felt as though I knew her.

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family

  5. Prayers for you and your family Jenna! Big Hugs! Melissa Stafford

  6. Publish her story ... It is inspirational to not only cancer patients but anyone facing storms in their life....I have followed her since day one and I am heartbroken for her sweet family. But inspired to know Jesus more deeply because of her...,


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