Janice "Mama J" Solomon was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world suddenly on July 2, 2021, at age 68. She entered this world on November 30, 1952, daughter to James and Gertrude Morning in Miami Florida. After graduating from Edison high school, Janice chased her dreams to become a nurse and moved to New York where she met her former husband, Dr. John Solomon Sr. Together, they had two children, John Jr., and Michelle.
Janice loved spending time reading, writing, attending church, and was an advocate for progressive issues. She included an emphasis on increasing the voter turnout for the African American community. She relocated to Houston, TX and worked at Time Warner Cable for years where she met some of her closest friends during her time spent in Texas. Although Janice did not have her immediate family in Houston, stability came in the form of her two children John, and Michelle. Watching her children grow up and producing their own children, making her a beloved grandmother, gave her a sense of pride that she wanted to share with the whole community. Janice loved to travel, and she loved spending time with her family and friends and would open her home to anyone in need. Janice loved her Lord and had a servant’s heart. She lived by 1 Peter 4:10: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
She remained happily settled in Miami for more than 15 years. Janice is survived by her children, John Solomon, and Michelle Solomon Williams; her sister, Linda Strachan; and her six grandchildren, Giavanna Solomon, John Solomon III, Roman Solomon, Bella Solomon, Luna Solomon, and Matthew Solomon. A host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, other relatives, and lifelong friends. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Gertrude Morning, her brother James Morning Jr., and her sister, Juanita Frazier.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your expression of love, kind words and support at this very difficult time.
May God continue to bless you all!
-The Solomon and Morning Family