Jan as she preferred to be called passed away in her home in Killeen, Tx in the late evening of June 22, 2022, of natural causes due to a recently diagnosed case of M.S.
Jan will have a happy homegoing filled with her favorite music, poetry readings, and her favorite flowers at 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S FM 116, Copperas Cove, Tx 76522.
She was a sweet, joyous person in life, quick with a smile, and generous of heart; in her death, I can not in good conscious relegate her to the tried and true obituary trope.
Jan was a rare triple threat; She held citizenship in the U.K. where she was born, Canada where she immigrated to as a 5-year-old, and finally the U.S.
Jan held a BA in accounting from the University of Regina and worked for the province of Saskatchewan for over twenty years. She married Jamaalkenya Ashanti in 2013 and moved to Texas for her next big adventure. She enjoyed her life in the southern U.S. and became an entrepreneur.
One of her favorite sayings was from American congresswoman, Maxine Waters, It is poignant in it's powerfulness and simplicity. "I'm reclaiming my time"
Janice Elizabeth (Streete) Ashanti, you have joined the ancestors and I know you have a laugh and smile for them all. You are now reclaiming your time.
She is preceded in death by her father, Ewin H. Streete and her beloved mother, Iris Streete who ironically passed on Jan's birthday 7 months ago.
Jan had 4 siblings and many nieces & nephews. Jan really adored her uncles & aunts who lived in Jamaica, the U.K. & Canada. She tried to keep in touch with everyone as much as possible.
Jan did not have any biological children but gladly inherited her husband's two adult children and his son's children, making her a very happy and attentive grandmother. Her last day was filled with happiness as her granddaughter Janeya read three books to her and their last words to each other were," I love you, grandma"!
& "I love you, Janeya"!