Obituary for Janie Virginia Claiborne (West)
Janie Virginia West-Claiborne was born to the late William McKinley West and Lelia B. West on May 5,1934 in Buckingham, VA. She departed this life on October 26, 2017. Janie joined St. Joy Baptist Church at an early age. She was a lovable and outgoing person, loved her family and life, also all who came in contact with her. She worked at Hesters Tavern as a barmaid for many years, and at Adult Care until she became too ill to continue, her favorite pass time was serving the Lord and playing bingo. Those who were blessed to know and share special moments and memories will never forget her, and the love we had for her, we loved her and we know that the Lord makes no mistakes and that He loved her best. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 60 years, William Claiborne, her five children Joyce West of Florida, Ronnie Claiborne (Dana) of Hagerstown, Bonnie Claiborne of Hagerstown, Gardner Claiborne (Dawn) of Winchester, VA and James Claiborne of Hagerstown, MD. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, a sister Marie Hawthorne of VA, and a sister in law Gladys West of VA, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by her three brothers John Henry, Charles and William West, sister Lelia Hugdins, and a grandson Jamerrill Claiborne.