“God asked me to tell you that . . . everything will be alright from now on. Today, Jesus Christ visited your home.” Janice Slappy
LEADERSHIP! KNOWLEDGE! COURAGE! GRACE!
These four (4) words, coupled with a sense of humor and devotion, define Janice Slappy. Today, as we blink back the tears, let us remember yesterday, and the number of times we saw a half smile carefully form on her lips . . . linger . . . before she reminded us to “get on with business.” Now, we have to translate that “getting on with business,” into getting on with life. It’s hard! It’s painful, and it doesn’t seem fair . . . but she would say . . .”life goes on.”
For years, Janice Slappy served on multiple boards that promoted community development and action. As President of Educational Arts Society (EAS), she initiated grant-writing, shared accounting procedures and financial information the organization deemed essential. Her leadership focused on implementation of non-profit duties and organizational performance. Because fund-raising is a key ingredient in non-profit survival, President Slappy reached out to surrounding communities to assist EAS in reaching its goals and objectives.
A VIDEO CELEBRATION
Because of her devotion to family, President Slappy was a postcard for the mission of Educational Arts Society, which says, “create a smile with music.” One of the children she sponsored was, six-year-old Jesse. When CEO Parham wondered whether six years may be too young to take saxophone lessons, Ms. Slappy exclaimed, “He can handle it! He’s a smart little boy!”
FAMILY AND FRIENDS LAST FOREVER
Sharing family experiences caused a sparkle in Ms. Slappy’s eyes and a glow to her face. Listening to each experience, each nuance, one felt her love, shared her joy, but understood discipline was a key factor in guidance. Her daughter, Sonya, was her “rock” and a partner . . . it was refreshing to see them together!
THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT YOU HONOR PRESIDENT SLAPPY WITH A DONATION TO EDUCATIONAL ARTS SOCIETY INSTEAD OF FLOWERS OR GIFT CARDS
Those of you who wish to honor President Slappy by sending flowers, gift cards and other memorial gifts, the Slappy, Ingram and Rayford families have asked that you do so by donating to one of the causes most dear to her heart . . . assisting young aspiring artists in developing a musical skill-set, taking Free music lessons and receiving Free instruments . . . the mission of Educational Arts Society. You may use the safe Paypal account or all major credit and debit cards. To offer your gift of honor, please click on the word “DONATE” anywhere it is listed.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . . .
A Woman of Amazing Grace
Checks and money orders made payable to: Educational Arts Society, PO Box 70894, Rochester, MI 48307.
Mama Slappy was a beautiful spirit! And she still is! Her smile is memorable, her talk was true, she was truly real and genuine in her stylish dress and classy demeanor! Her body might not be here with us, but her spirit endures!
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Thank you for the beautiful statement. You are so right, grace and style express her impeccable appearance.
I’m so sorry that you lost your leader, Janice Slappy. She was a very determined soul.
We will make a donation to her cause of choice but first please accept our deepest condolences for her family, friends and coworkers. She will be missed.
May your organization continue to thrive now that you have an ancestor on the other side.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
My school mate, my first sister in law, will surely be missed. I last talked to you during the summer of 2020. You seem to be so happy talking about how you were going to remodel your back porch for your family gatherings. I know you are in a better place with our Heavenly Father and I know you are surely receiving your wings. I just like to thank our Heavenly Father in Heaven for the earthy times I’ve known a wonderful beautiful in spirit sister in law Janet.
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In honor of President Janice Slappy, Dr. M. Smith donates $300 to Educational Arts Society to “create a smile with music.”
Roslyn Cobb donates $100 to Educational Arts Society in honor of President Slappy.
Sonya Ingram donates $20 to Educational Arts Society to honor President Janice Slappy.
Marita Bonner honors President Janice Slappy with a $25 donation.
Tonya Mitchell honors President Slappy with a $50.00 donation.
“In honor of Janice Slappy.”
Valerie Hall honors President Janice Slappy with a $200 donation.
Amir S. Raheem honors President Janice Slappy with a $100 donation.
April Gallup honors President Janice Slappy with a donation of $300.
In memory of a woman who fiercely lived life fully with class and style. Janice Slappy will always be a treasure for us. -Randall Pentiuk and staff of Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P. C.
Pamela Walker-Dawson donates $20 in honor of President Janice Slappy.
Tracy Taylor honors President Janice Slappy with a $25 donation.
PRO CHIROPRACTIC donates $200 “in honor of President Janice Slappy.”
June Brison honors President Janice Slappy with $25 donation.
Tamela Hunt honors President Janice Slappy with a $50 donation.