Mary Jane “Janie” Davenport Peck
September 15, 1941- September 15, 2022
Lessons learned from mama:
~ If you don’t like your world, pray about it and change it.
~ If you want a friend, be a friend
~ You may not be popular, do the right thing
~ Plan for your future
~ Failing isn’t fatal, it spurs learning
~ What do you want to do? Get a book and figure it out.
This is her pattern to success; it honors God and keeps one focused on making life productive. Each, sounds trite, but when you really listen, you see the beauty of the life of Mary Jane, “Janie” Davenport Peck.
Janie was born Sep 15, 1941, to Max O and Felicia Davenport in San Antonio, Texas. She lived in Alamo Heights, surrounded by 4 brothers, Joe Frank, Howard Earnest, William Maxwell and James Steele. All passed before her. Janie raised her family in Forest Cove. She is survived by her son, Max Peck and her daughter Julie Lawrence, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. But that isn’t the world of her family; Janie’s family was far greater than those who shared her blood. She loved those who came into her path of life, some only briefly, and some for most of her days. Her interest changed, her place in the world changed, but her wealth in life grew with the circle she considered her people. Daughter, mother, school volunteer, New Comer, gardener, Gourmet cook, painter/wallpaper hanger, tile store owner, seamstress, genealogist…artisan jeweler and forever “Follower of Christ.” Janie will be missed but never forgotten. We love you, Mama. She left this temporary home for eternity on her birthday, Sep 15, 2022