Dr. Janette Redding

July 29, 1952 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 68)


The service for Dr. Redding will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.

Janette Redding, daughter of the late Charles McArthur Redding and the late Geneva Jones Redding departed earthly life on April 18, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC.  She was born in Durham NC along with five siblings; the late Dr. Julia Redding Bryant (James), Iris Redding, Helen Redding, Kenneth Charles Redding and Clayton Aubry Redding (Janice). Janette leaves her four siblings,  nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lifetime friends Alfred and Karen O. Griffin, along with many Spiritual children will cherish her memory.

She graduated from Hillside High School in 1970 and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at North Carolina Central University in Durham NC.  Her Ph.D. was earned at the University of Iowa.

In addition to Iowa, Janette resided in Minnesota and Massachusetts prior to her second return to NC. She lived in both Charlotte and Greensboro. During her lifetime her employment included ADP, Fidelity, VACO, Duke University and the Massachusetts Office of The Comptroller.

God came into Janette’s life and she joined Mt Vernon Baptist Church at an early age. Janette was active at each church she joined being highly respected as a knowledgeable and skillful Bible teacher.

She joined New St John Baptist in Charlotte and served in the role of Sunday School Teacher as she did at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro.

At Zion Baptist Church in Lyon Massachusetts, Janette was an Ordained Deacon, Spiritual leader and Sunday School Teacher.

In 2016 Janette joined Exhort Community Church in Huntersville serving God with Pastor Herb and Lady Ann Wallace as Exhort Outreach Partner until her transition. Having boundless energy Janette would often travel between Exhort CC and Mt Zion Baptist. She never allowed grass to grow under her feet.

We will remember Janette affectionately for her enthusiasm for life, her ability to motivate others to reach new heights, her insatiable desire to change the atmosphere.  She lovingly supported her family , friends and the community. 

Janette requested no fanfare in her Celebration of Life. This is consistent with her giving nature never seeking recognition.

But oh do we recognize her today!

“I fought a good fight. I finished my course. I have kept the faith”     II Timothy 4:7  KJV

 The family suggests memorial contributions be donated  to the American Cancer Society .

By phone: 1-800-227-2345

By mail: American Cancer Society             P.O. Box 22478                  Oklahoma City, OK 73123


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April 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Funeral Service
April 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

Gathering of Family and Friends
May 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Beechwood Cemetery
3300 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

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