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1935 Janice 2023

Janice Ray Lewis Ditto

July 3, 1935 — June 5, 2023

Morehead City

Janice Ray Lewis Ditto, 87, of Morehead City, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023, at her home, surrounded by family.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 11th, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Nelson Hopkins. Interment will follow at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through her obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.

Janice was born on July 3, 1935, to the late Raymond and Janice Lewis. Born and raised in Morehead City, NC, she grew up in “The Promise Land” at 1203 Shepard Street. During high school Janice loved playing on the girl’s basketball team all 4 years at Morehead City High School where she graduated with the Class of 1953. Her love for the sport continued throughout her life and she was an avid Duke Basketball fan.

Janice met her forever love Donald and was happily married for over 65 years. She was a military wife for over 20 years, through the Vietnam era when she flew in a helicopter and toured the commandant’s home. She had a fulfilling career as a nurse working at Carteret General, Harborside Clinic in Beaufort for Dr. Mason, Kuers, Bein, and Croswell, and at Greenville Villa Nursing Home.

Janice was a spirit-filled and compassionate person. “Mama” Janice was known throughout Carteret County for her prayer groups and her ability to connect Christians across all denominations. To say Janice left an indelible impression would be an understatement. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to treasure her memory are her husband of 65 years, Donald S. Ditto Jr.; daughters, Donna Miller (Alan) of Morehead City, Sherley Buckland (Chris) of Newport, Mary Roberta of Morehead City; brothers, Jerry Thomas Lewis of Morehead City, Raymond Lewis (Jeanie) of Newport; grandchildren, Donald K. Miller (Becky) of Mill Creek, Nina Miller (Jeremiah) of Newport, Jon Buckland (Monica) of Rota, Spain, Christen Buckland (Ryan) of Morehead City, Terry Ditto (John) of Texas, Max Culpepper (Deb) of Winston Salem, NC; great-grandchildren, Noah Miller, Gage Miller, Kaleigh Wickersham, Cora Wickersham, Banks Strunk, Thomas Duhamal, Logan Culpepper, Maggie Culpepper, Julian Culpepper; great-great-grandchild, Everleigh Melton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Keith Ditto; sister, Susan Carol Lewis; sister-in-law, Edna Faye; and life-long friends, Hattie Dee and Mary Laura.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome, or donations may be made in memory of Janice Ray Lewis Ditto to the Promise Land Society at 1711 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, June 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

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Interment Following Funeral Service

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