Janice E. Camper


Janice “JC/Jazmyne” Elaine Camper was born on October 26th, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio and departed this life suddenly on March 7th, 2020.

Janice served in the Air Force and was stationed at Castle Air Force base in Merced County. She received an honorable discharge before gaining employment with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Janice retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Ohio) in 2013 after working 30 years and was a proud (and extremely active) member of OCSEA, Union Chapter 11. Janice was a very involved and dedicated member of First Church of God (Bishop Joseph Clarke) where she participated in caring for the children in the nursery as well as being present on mostly every Sunday and Wednesday.

Predeceased by her grandfather Rev. Isaac Camper, her grandmother Irene Brady as well as her brother Jeffery Oshea Camper, and her sister Dorothy Marie Camper.

Janice leaves many to cherish her memory including her mother Irive Mitchell (Camper), her aunts: Grace Brown (Camper), Genethea Mackey (Camper), Ella Pearl Murphy, her brother Charles “Cool” Mitchell Jr., sister Crystal her only child Dwayne Camper as well as her two adored grandchildren: Jaden Tyus and Dillon Camper. She was an aunt to her nephews Joseph Stanley Jr., Curt and Aaron Lee as well as her nieces Indigo and Essence Stanley, Rosella and Nicole Johnson, and Eunette Brown, and her great nieces Karmen Stanley and Jayda Stanley, as well as her great nephew Liam Keys. She precedes her special cousin Lorraine Alexander and countless close friends, friends, union family and associates.

Visitation 11:00AM and Memorial Service 12:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Rd.

Condolence Messages

  1. Really really gonna miss you my best friend my ride or die by listening ear my giving person helping person you were a real godly woman obedient child My sister you restaurant someday I will see you on the other side tears of happiness you left too soon but you will always be with me Vanessa

  2. To Her Son Dwayne, Daughter In-law, Mrs Camper, Grandson and extended Family Members of Janice Camper also AKA “JC” It is with a heavy heart to say Goodbye to My Union Sista. I send my Sincerest Condolences to you on your Loss. I met Janice when she and I worked at the BMV in the Dealers Division in the 1980’s..31+ years later We remain Friends, JC was a hard worker all the Unions; after my Retirement I got to work again with JC at the Local Chapter 1184 Retirees and Ohio Alliance of Retirees. It is a tremendous Loss to our Union Families because JC was the glue of the Unions, Her Smile brighten up your day.. Continued Prayers and Hugs to you Dwayne and Mrs Camper, thanks for sharing Janice E Camper with US.

  3. My Union sister you will be sadly miss by everyone that knew her, to your family you have my prayers for yours and our loss. She was loved by everyone in our union and outside of the union she had so many friends…Jessie Scott and Chapter 2570 sisters and brothers.

  4. To Dwayne camper I knew your mom when we were young i met her when I was in the 7th grade and we been best friend every since. I knew you when she was carrying you We shared a lot of things She was one of my best friends We shared a lifetime together Of growing up I will always remember her and you And all of her family Be bless on this journey that God has for you Love you

  5. Keith and Melinda Weir

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your loving mother. Our prayers are with you and your family during this most trying time.

  6. My sincere condolences to the Camperv family. Janice was always there we needed. She will truly be missed. RIP my Sister.

  7. My condolences to the family Janice will be greatly missed. She was my friend and my Union sister. Rest easy my friend.

  8. Rest In Peace my friend. Your beautiful smile & kindness always brightened my day at work & will always be in my heart.

  9. Toya Russell/ Leah Brent

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Ms Jan was a great friend and neighbor to us. We cut each other’s grass and sent each other Christmas cards.
    We always looked out for one another on Sawyer. I was proud we attended the same church too. All this to say, Janice was a wonderful caring strong woman and my family will miss her dearly.

  10. My condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement. May God blessings of comfort continue to be with you all. Ms. Janice was truly a joy to be around and share a room with on union trips. She will be missed.

  11. Janice to me was, JoyAlwaysNICE.
    Janice delightful presence filled a room, she gave of herself to Other’s and Stood Strong for Union Rights. Janice was a Faith driven Daughter, Mother, Grand Mother, Aunt, Friend to many and very Proud of her Family.
    Janice and I were BMV co-workers.
    Janice once rescued me in 2009, during my broken ankle recovery by driving us to Jeffersonville Outlet. She pushed me in a wheelchair in and out almost every store there, as you know Janice Loved to shop!
    We laughed over the fact I couldn’t see over the bags I held for us.
    Janice and I enjoyed being Veterans. Every year Janice called me with the list of participating restaurants giving Veterans free meals. November we shared our last Veterans Day dinner together, that I will cherish. We were planning a lunch with other BMV Retirees this summer, now to be in your Honor Janice.
    Janice my Friend,
    I Salute you.
    Mrs. MiChel Joyce

  12. Karen D (Darrel) Peaks

    To Janice’s Family,

    We are praying for you in the sudden passing of one we loved dearly as our Sister Friend. On Behalf of the First Church of God’s Nursery Ministry, we offer our love and condolences to each of you.

    Blessings, Peace and Love,

  13. So sorry to hear about Janice’s passing. I worked with Janice while @ Macy’s and affectionately called her “Nana”. When I first met her she was more than overjoyed to tell me about the love she had for her son, grandson and her mom. Janice was always a fun person with a beautiful spirit. Janice loved the Lord and was very committed to First Church of God. I will miss seeing her at church or out and about in Columbus. I pray that Janice’s family will be comforted by the fact that she absolutely adored them. Rest well Janice I will see you in the morning.


    Nicole Cobb

  14. Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

    God Bless and Thank YOU, Janice for your service in The United States Air Force. RIP

  15. To Dewayne, The Mother of Janice Camper and the extended Camper Families, I am offering my Prayers and Condolences on your loss. I met JC when we worked together at BMV /Dealers, Ohio Dept of Public Safety Dept. We formed a 30yr Friend/ Sistership and it continued until her Untimely Death. Janice and I are members of the OCSEA/ AFSCME Retirees local Chapter 11 and also Members of CBTU Columbus Chapter, JC was a very strong Black Woman who blessed many with her smile, laughs, wisdom and strong work within the Union. She will be truly missed everyday. Love you JC/ Jazmin
    Rest In Power

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