Janet L. Ausberry

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Janet Louise Smith-Ausberry, age 57. Sunrise April 10, 1963 and Sunset August 4, 2020, she went home to be with the Lord at home surrounded by love. Janet, affectionately known as Peaches, born in Columbus, Ohio.

She graduated East High School class of 1981 and she established a rewarding and successful career as a Registered Nurse. She was very passionate about caring for others and developed a love for shopping and interior decorating. Janet was also a member of Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

She was predeceased by her parents Johnnie Mae Smith, James Edward Smith Sr., Uncle Ray, Uncle Robert, Aunt Darlene, and Uncle Andrew.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband David Ausberry Sr. of 28 years, her children Jasmine Flood, Jahni’ Flood, Joshua Ausberry, JaNia Ausberry, along with her grandchildren Chance, Sylas, Neiko, Alaia, and Dominique. Her siblings, James (Kier) Smith Jr., Jewell Smith, Darlene (Robert) Williams, and baby sister Passion (Lisa). Her aunts Janie Taylor, Ida Miller and Uncle John, and Dearest friend Vikki Smith, and Gisele, Amia, Tonie, Janet, Vanya, Cynthia, Mrs. Scott, Marsha Prince and Family, Auntie Fon. Along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and tons of friends.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, August 10, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.


Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the entire family of Janet Smith-Ausberry! Our sincere prayers and condolences to you all in this difficult time.
    Minister Frank & Latoia Burgess

  2. Annetta Rogers

    To the entire Smith-Ausberry family the Bridge/Smith family send our sincere prayers and condolences to you all during this difficult time. Peaches was our sister Carmella’s best friend in high school and a beautiful soul. Please if we can do anything to help comfort the family during your time of need please don’t hesitate let us know.

    The Bridges/Smith Family

  3. Shadidi Carmon

    To: My Dearest Nieces and Nephew:
    Because of your loss, my heart is broken for you. But for your mother, l thank God that there is therefore now no more suffering for her. She has a new body in Christ Jesus. Amen.
    You will miss her and think of her daily. In time you will understand more and more what it means to be a parent. You will also understand the magnitude of what it means to have a mother. Children are a gift from God. Each of you were precious in your mother’s sight. Your mother dedicated her heart and soul to your developmental, upbringing and happiness. I pray that you continue to honor her legacy teaching your Children’s children about and her. She will live on in memory, in spirit and everlasting love.

  4. Melethia Hughes

    She has alway been so nice to me , such a sweet smile , god fearing woman rest in heaven u will b missed

  5. Robert and Sheila Riffle

    So sorry Dave and family. Rest in peace Janet.

  6. Mark Kesselring

    David, Lisa/I are speechless my friend. If there is anything we can do for you and your family, please do not hesitate. Janet is in a much better place now. Living eternally, in peace, w/Jesus Christ. May Jesus be w/you and yours during these times. I wish you peace…
    Mark and Lisa Kesselring/family

  7. To the family of Janet L. Smith Asberry my condolences. May GOD continue to bless you and your family until y’all meet again. Look to the hills from which cometh your help and comfort
    Be blessed

  8. Terri ( Morrison) McCall

    I have known Janet since 1979 we worked at St Anthony’s Hospital as Nurses aides then as RNs at Select Speciality Hospital . We were both Christians always giving God the glory for the many blessings he has given us. Janet always talked about her grandkids. It started out she wished she had some next thing you know every time I talk to her somebody was having a baby. She also talked about how supportive her husband was and how much she loved him for it. Always positive , never negative and I will cherish our friendship.

  9. I would love to send my deepest condolences to the whole family may God’s Light burn in our hearts the memories of peaches and her bright smile that could light up a room my she sore with the angles until we meet again rest in heaven

  10. Joshua,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom.


  11. James Bryant Sr

    Meeting you was scary at first but once I met you you became an amazing person of knowledge u only wanted the best for your family and your kids I’m glad I had the pleasure of meeting you .. REST IN PEACE PEACHES YOUR TRULY GOING TO BE MISSED …

  12. Rebecca Shroats

    I was very saddened to hear of Janet’s passing.
    I worked with her at Select Specially Hospital in Vic Village. She was a great nurse and brought a positive attitude to work every day.
    Janet spoke very lovingly of her family.
    My deepest sympathy to her family

  13. To the family of Janet Ausberry

    My condolence to David and the family through these times of grief and sorry. You are in our prayers. May God Bless.

    The Overton’s Family
    Dick and Sarah Overton


    My deepest condolences to the family. I met Janet at work. She was a a very caring and lovely friend. I’ll definitely miss her. RIH Ms Janet. You fought a good fight. God bless you family

  15. Dan and Arlene Jones

    We saddened to hear that Janice passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    She blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.

  16. Chad & Nicka Wilkins

    Smith-Ausberry Family:
    I thank God for Peaches! She was a major influence in my life. You are blessed to have had such a beautiful and loving mother and wife. You will be missed. Rest my friend.
    Love Always,
    Chad & Nicka (Nini) Wilkins

  17. Ron & Joyce Sidney

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of Janet L. Smith Asberry. We have know peaches for a very long time and she was always so sweet and pleasant and always greeted us with a smile and hug.
    She will be missed. Praying for strength and peace for this family as they grieve.

  18. Melanie. Smith

    To my family, my God give you all y’all peace that surpasses all understanding. I love you you peaches. Sending our deepest condolences.
    West Family

  19. Crystal Jefferson

    To my brother David (Bogan), nieces and nephews you are all in my prayers . And Janet is in the arms of Jesus I will continue to pray for your comfort. Love from a distance. Your sister & Aunt Crystal

  20. Richard Fauntleroy

    My condolence to the Ashberry family for the loss of a beautiful mother and wife. I am Grateful toGod that I was able to meet and see such a beautiful presents as Janice and David. Although her earthly presence is not here her strength and her love Will always remain. MayGod bless you, guide you, and strengthen you with his love .

  21. Sharon Benson & The entire Benson Family

    Me and my family grew up with Janet &her sisters and brother I got to work with Janet in the hospital we found out we both have sons name joshua … until we meet again may you rest in the everlasting Arms….

  22. Dorinda Taylor and Family

    Hello Family,
    My thought and prayers are with you today. Absent from our .presence however never from our hearts, She has fill our hearts with so much LOVE and many memories!
    May God blanket you today with His and Hers special LOVE!

    Numbers 6:24
    MAY GOD BLESS, Keep,and SHINE his light upon you.

  23. (Cousins)Imani and Keyon Knight

    To my Family no words can undo this but I know god listens and power is in numbers I will continue to keep you all in my prayers and positive thoughts may you Guardian angels continue to protect from anything standing in gods way of what’s down your path
    I love you all

  24. ALICIA Jenkins Campbell

    I just found out today about the homegoing of Janet Ausberry . The Ausberry family was one of my best families, that I had come in contact with during my teaching journey for the Columbus Schools. I had the pleasure of teaching Jahni’ and Joshua. I so enjoyed working with both of them. Not to take anything from Jahni who was a very studious student and was self driven. But my most student that I was so proud of was Joshua. He worked with such diligent help to be successful in becoming a wonderful student. Janet and David were right there to be a part of his success. I tried to keep up with the family after each of the two children left their First Grade years. My heart is heavy today because we have lost a driven mother as well. She spent her time in the classroom with her children and still accomplished perfection in her Profession. To all of the family stay strong, especially you Joshua. We will miss her. She knew throughout her illnesses, where her final home would be. She stayed encouraged and strong through all her trials. So you do the same because you will see her in Glory in Heaven. God Bless you all. I hope you will get this message.

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