Visitation Information:

January 14th, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

January 14th, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mrs. Jania L. Waugh, 87

Mrs. Jania L. Waugh, age 87, of Oakwood, Georgia was called home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2021.  She passed away peaceably at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health and complications of Covid-19.

A Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery.  Rev. Brian Harrison and Rev. David E. Smith will officiate.  The family will receive friends 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Born on August 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Beulah (Williams) and Ulysses Sparks.  She married the “love of her life”, Leonard P. Waugh who passed away in 2013, after 62 years of marriage.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Waugh of Oakwood, Georgia; sister-in-law, Nancy Sparks of Woodville, Ohio; and several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her four brothers, James, Eugene, William and Douglas Sparks; and four sisters, Ariene, Betty, Barbara and Carol.

Jan Waugh was born in Oil Springs, Kentucky, but lived most of her young life in Ohio, before she and her husband moved to Georgia.  Mrs. Waugh was a 1962 graduate of the Columbus School of Nursing, where she received her LPN degree and license from the state of Ohio.  Her passion was caring for geriatric patients.  Mrs. Waugh was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of the Encounter Church of God of Prophecy in Gainesville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Encounter Church of God of Prophecy, 2598 Gould Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30504.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to


Condolences 5
Rev Davey and Laura-Marie Smith 2021-01-12 11:24:21
Our condolences and prayers are with you Kathy and the family. Jan was a great woman of God and a joy to pastor. She’s now whole and home!
David Waugh 2021-01-12 13:24:55
So very sorry. My prayers are with you.
Edward Gabriel 2021-01-12 13:51:55
Kathy we are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Jan passing. She was a sweet,wonderful lady. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our Prayers are with you always.
Drbbiewright 2021-01-12 16:49:06
So sorry Kathy for your loss ,loved Jan and listening to her talk about her life . So glad I had the chance to get to know her .
Delita lynn smith 2021-01-13 18:26:12
Miss cathy sorry to hear about your mom she was a sweet and kind lady
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