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Harriet “Tia” Janousek
February 13, 1945 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Harriet “Tia” Janousek passed away peacefully from this earth on June 30th, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Hazel Shappee, brother Robert Shappee, husband David Lee Janousek, Sr and son David Lee Janousek, Jr. She is survived by her brothers James and Pep Shappee, sister Shirley Harvey, children Steve (Lori) Janousek, Tom Janousek, Becky (Richard Thomas) and Amy (Randy Work). She also is survived by eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harriet was born in Baltimore Maryland and spent her formative years in Rochester, NY. After graduation, she moved to Florida and worked in the aviation sales industry. She then relocated to Georgia in the 1970’s and started her advertising sales career. It was in this capacity that she met her husband, David. They married a short time later and she instantly became a parent to five children. Later in life, they lived in the North Georgia mountains and were married for 42 years before his death in 2020. She embraced the antique trade with her husband and made a living buying and selling antiques, along with framed herbariums. Some of her herbariums were used on the television filming sets of “Resurrection”, “Devious Maids”, and the movie, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Prior to her death, she moved to Dacula and was cared for by her daughter Amy and son-in-law Randy. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed spending time with family, reading mystery thriller books, and watching British murder mystery shows. Her guilty pleasures in life were getting her nails done and enjoying Tate’s Lemon Cookies and Necco Wafers.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 9, 2023 at the Isaac Adair House, 15 South Clayton Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program (www.jaildogs.org) or the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter (www.gwinnettcounty.com). Harriet loved her adopted Jail Dog Penny, and her shelter rescue dog Jed, who were by her side until the very end.