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Janelle Buck

August 13, 1963 — June 16, 2020

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St. Luke U. M. Church

712 Bradley Ave.

Cambridge, MD 21613:30Am

Janelle Charlaine Henry-Buck, 56, transitioned peacefully to her

eternal rest on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at her residence in Cambridge.

Janelle was born August 13, 1963, in Cambridge to Lorraine T. Henry

and the late Charles Jerome Henry. She was a 1981 graduate of Cambridge

South Dorchester High School where she was active in the Cambridge

South Dorchester High School Marching Band under Mr. Robert Batson

and as leader of the Flags Crew. She was also active in the Girl Scouts

of America. After graduation, she attended Lincoln University receiving

with Honors, a Business Executive BA Degree in 1985.

Janelle grew up in Cambridge and was raised in a loving and caring

home by her parents who loved the Lord. As a child, she attended Waugh

Chapel United Methodist Church where the family had been active.

She was loved by all community children, and enjoyed singing and

participating in the community activities.

Janelle, in 1989, was a graduate of Catonsville Community College,

now called the Community College of Baltimore City in Catonsville,

Maryland There, she received an AA in Mortuary Science. She also

became a licensed mortician in the State of Maryland and she was

licensed in the State of Delaware as a licensed life insurance agent. Janelle

really enjoyed working with her Dad in the Henry Funeral Business. Her

parents admired Janelle’s ambition as a Black Female Mortician in the


Janelle’s work as an adult and as a Funeral Director was always to support

families whenever and wherever possible. This meant many long hours

of work in order to meet deadlines. She loved people and all knew her

thoughtful, giving, and caring nature were ever present and reflected not

only in her work, but in her employees as well. One of Janelle’s goals was

to assist the “Servant Spirit” of “Zhaden T. Myster,” who was her neighbor

and just like a son, become a Licensed Mortician, which was achieved.

She was so happy and proud of his achievement. The staff shouted with

joy, praising God from whom all blessings flow.

Her parents admired her ambition as a Black Female Mortician in the

area. During her years as a Mortician she has served faithfully.

Janelle loved the Lord and had a strong belief in the “Word.” This

continued and she became a dedicated Lay Speaker under Dr. Yvonne

Penn and continued under Reverend Jerome Tilghman.

She generously gave her time and personal resources to serve as a “New

Member Class Leader” and as a Trustee Board member.

Janelle and Ivory III met while in college at Lincoln University and

became college sweethearts. The two later married at Waugh Chapel

United Methodist Church on June 23, 1990. They loved their families

and would travel many places by land and air to enjoy vacationing with

family and friends.

On February 23, 2000, Ivory M. Buck III and Janelle were blessed with a

son, Ivory IV. He was the pride of their lives as parents and certainly both

Janelle Charlaine Henry-Buck

grandmothers’ and grandfathers’ pride and joy!

Janelle was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, National

Funeral Directors & Morticians Association in Maryland, Funeral Directors

& Morticians Association, Delmarva Funeral Services Association, and the

Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity—Alpha Beta Chapter.

In addition to her professional involvement, she was an active member of the

St. Luke United Methodist Church, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

(a public-service sorority), the Fellowship Chapter #58, Order of the Eastern

Star, Abulahab Court #189 Daughters of Isis, and the Second Generation

Community Chorus of Federalsburg, Maryland.

Janelle’s Delta Line Sister was Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson—Stanley,

and the two have shared many happy moments since April 23, 1988.

Awards: Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals (2001-2002), Who’s Who

VIP Professionals (2004-2005), MD Chamber of Commerce, Small Business

Award for Workforce Development (2002) Business Woman of the Year for

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Bea Epsilon Chapter (2005), Cambridge Main

Street Spirit Award (2006), Community Service Award—Omega Psi Phi

Fraternity Inc. (Pi Alpha Chapter) (2009), and Community Service Award

given by St. Luke UM Church (2009).

Janelle leaves to cherish her memories a large family.

Husband-Ivory M. Buck III

Son-Ivory M. Buck IV

Mother-Lorraine T. Henry

Father-in-law- Dr. Ivory M. Buck, Jr.

Aunts- Ava Henry & Mary Thompson

Uncle-David Henry

Sisters-Valdora, Alysia, Ingrid

Brother- Ronald

Sister-in-law- L’Tanya I. Buck-Hatcher

Brother-in-law -Lester Hatcher

Special Niece & Son- Shayla & Jakari

Special Nephew-Donnell Pinder

Special Niece - Brittany Pinder

(New York, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, South Carolina, Georgia):

A host of Buck, Forshee and Holmes Family Members

(Philadelphia Family Members):

• Kenneth (Meva)

• Larry (Paula)

• Jackie & Yvette

• Harry Welmon

(Tennessee, Virginia,Texas, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia):

• Wayne Carlton-Janice

• Sylvia-Kennedy-Eddie (Family)

• Freddie Thompson & Family

• Dorothy Stewart/Family

• Sally Henry-Wells/Family

(Local Area Maryland):

• Ann Ferguson/Family

• Mary Thompson/Family

• Pinder/ Family

• Molock Family

And many devoted cousins and friends.

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