Janene Stewart McGee, 41, of Denver, North Carolina, passed away March 16, 2020.
She was born October 24, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia, to Johnny H. Stewart and the late Melinda L. Nichols Stewart.
Janene is survived by her husband, Donnie L. McGee; sons, Jason McGee, Justin McGee, and Johnathan McGee; father, Johnny Stewart and step-mother, Becky Stewart; brother, Jeffrey P. Stewart and sister-in-law, Jennifer Stewart; nieces, Jacquelyn Stewart, Kayla Long, Macy Rodriguez, and Morgan Garland; nephews, Jeremy Stewart and Quinlan Wilson; father-in-law, Donnie McGee, Sr. and his wife, Lisa; mother-in-law, Sue Carswell and her husband, Johnny; grandmother, Ora Belle Stewart; and sister-in-law Tina Schwalbach and her husband, Jim.
Janene was a 1997 graduate of Hayesville High School and served in the United States Air Force for six years. She earned her Masters Degree at Appalachian State University. Janene served with numerous veterans organizations and currently worked as the Divisions Director of Veterans Services of Mecklenburg County. She was a dedicated advocate for veterans and veterans rights. She greatly loved the outdoors and was an avid runner. Above all, Janene adored her family and always put others before herself.
Visitation will be held from 12:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. A second visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Ivie Funeral Home, 67 NC-69, Hayesville, NC, 28904. A memorial service will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, also at Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, NC.
Memorial contributions may be made in Janene's memory to Veterans Bridge Home, 2200 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC, 28204.
The McGee family is under the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC. Online condolences and memories may be shared at kepnerfh.com