Janice I. Cecil of Laurel passed away at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury on Jan. 5, 2023. She was born on April 27, 1943 to the late Gardner B. Hill and Lois G. Littleton. For 62 years she was the loving wife of her late husband James L. Cecil. They both loved being involved with their children’s activities, doing both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. They enjoyed traveling with their brothers and sisters to many places like California, Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland and Italy. 

Janice retired as a bailiff for the Superior Court in Georgetown. But more importantly Janice enjoyed her family. If she wasn’t doing for Jim and her mom, she was doing for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. And, of course, they loved playing cards with everyone. They enjoyed serving as Elk members, both eventually becoming the Exalted Ruler of the Elks in Seaford. Janice was the first woman to be Exalted Ruler in Seaford. 

Janice is survived by her grandchildren Amber Walters (Mike) of Brunswick, Md., Kristin Littleton (Phillip) of Berlin, Jamie Cecil (Bryan) of Laurel, and Wade Cecil (Amy) of Ashville, N.C., and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and husband Dixie and Mike Scholtes and her brother and wife Gardner and Phyllis Lecates. Janice was preceded in death by her daughter, Charmaine Bradford and her son, James W. Cecil; sister Betty Fitzgerald; brothers Roscoe C. Lecates and G. Willard Lecates. 

A viewing was held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. A funeral service followed at the funeral home. Pastor Dean Perdue officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest making a contribution on Janice’s behalf to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.