Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Forest Home Methodist Church for Janie Wall, 61, of Montgomery, who passed away on Aug. 6. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home in Greenville.
Janie was born in Forest Home on Feb. 10, 1957. She attended Fort Dale Academy in Butler County. Her childhood was spent learning the art of Southern gardening under the tutelage of her grandmother and great aunts. With this knowledge she graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. In 1984, she opened J. Wall Landscape Architecture.
Janie’s unique skills allowed her to participate in many prestigious projects. She designed gardens for the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, as well as, numerous real estate plazas and private residences throughout the southeast. Janie was also a gifted floral designer sharing her talent for weddings and celebrations.
Janie understood the importance of design complimenting the natural environment. Her life was dramatically centered around her devout faith in Christ. Her experiences influenced all that knew her.
Her parents, Samuel Harper Wall Sr. and Martha Claire Gates Wall, and a brother-in-law, Lev Henry Hicks, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister, Martha Wall Hicks; brother, Samuel Harper Wall Jr.; niece, Laurel Hicks and nephews, Warren Lev Hicks and Samuel Harper Wall III.
Pallbearers are Chip DeShields, Trip DeShields, Kurt Johnson, Richard Norris, Gray Till, Bob Vardaman, Benjamin Wall and Jeffery Watson.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
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