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Janice Baker Earnhardt

August 13, 1939 - October 14, 2019

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Janice “Jan” Baker Earnhardt, aged 80, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2019. Jan was the daughter of the late Johnny Baker and Ollie Shearon. She was born in Franklin County, North Carolina on August 13, 1939. After finishing high school in Bunn, NC, Jan moved to Raleigh and continued her education. She took great pride in her career working as the personal secretary to the 65th Governor of NC, Terry Sanford. Later in her career, she was a licensed real estate agent and broker.

Jan’s faith, family, especially her grand kids, and friends were her passion and delight. She loved music, dancing, entertaining, and playing any board or card game. She was an avid tennis player and had an eye for interior decorating and antique furniture collecting.

Jan’s strength and kindness touched the hearts of all of us who knew her. Her beautiful smile will be dearly missed, and she will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and extended family.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn Young; and three of her beloved nieces, Sherri, Joy, and Rhonda.

Jan is survived by her daughter, Nikki Aldrich (husband, Noah and their daughter, Ava) of San Diego, CA; her son, Charles Earnhardt, Jr. (wife, Kim and their four children, Audrey, Charles III "Trey", Layla, and Dalton) of Raleigh, NC; her sister, Carolyn Mullen (Gene) of Bunn, NC; and her many nieces and nephews including Diane Batchelor, Phama Johnston, Mann Mullen, and Ted Mullen.

A private graveside service for the family will be held in Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in Jan’s name to the Raleigh Rescue Mission, https://www.raleighrescue.org/ways-to-give/give-now/.
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Katie Gilstrap
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February 26, 2020
Heartbreaking to hear about Jan.So sad to read this. Such a good friend to my Mom ,Joy...and always good to me! Such a sweet lady.
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Joy Dutton
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February 26, 2020
I am sad to learn of Jan’s passing . Jan was a wonderful friend to me. She was the first person I met when I moved to Raleigh. We had a lot of good times together, spending time at the pool, going to movies, dancing, shopping, visiting and talking for hours. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Jan introduced me to “shagging” -- teaching me in her kitchen . When I became ill, Jan would come to my home with food, gifts, always offering to help me in any way she could. I have missed her very much and I cherish the memories I have of Jan. She was a special friend.
Joy Dutton
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Nicole Earnhardt Aldrich
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October 18, 2019
Thank you, Barbara. God bless.
- Nikki Earnhardt Aldrich
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Nicole Earnhardt Aldrich
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October 17, 2019
Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your memory of my mom. God bless.
- Nikki Earnhardt Aldrich
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Barbara Finch
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October 17, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Jan. She was a sweet lady who cared deeply for her family. My sincere condolences to her children and grandchildren. Barbara Finch
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Sandra Way
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October 16, 2019
I was sad to read about Jan's passing. We were friends many years ago. She worked in the Governor's office and I worked in the Secretary of State's office. We had some good times together. I ran into her some years ago and she was still the same beautiful and vibrant person I new when we were young and single. I think of her from, time time to time and remember the times we shared. Sandra Marrow Way
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