Jodi Justina Painter 61 of Trenton, Michigan passed away suddenly at her cabin in Harrison, Michigan on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Jodi was born July 25, 1958 in Wyandotte, Michigan the daughter of Samuel Theodore Clark and Janet Justina (Powell) Clark. Jodi graduated from Trenton High School, Trenton, Michigan in 1976. On October 6, 1979 in Trenton, Jodi was united in marriage to Jan Lynn Painter.
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Jodi was a devoted wife and a beloved Mother. She was celebrating her birthday with her family at her favorite place, her cabin up north in Michigan, which she called her “heaven.” Jodi was a warm, kind and compassionate person who always put her family first, including countless dogs and cats she loved on over the years. She was a beautiful and fun-loving woman with a great laugh, who brought the family together every holiday with her delicious and traditional dinners prepared with love, and who understood that life was fleeting and that every moment with those you love is precious. She was a wife, a mom, an animal lover and advocate, an aunt, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a warm hug on a difficult day; Jodi was so many things to so many people, and she is already missed terribly by all who knew her. May her sweet soul finally find rest. May she now run with her pack of wolves in the great landscape of heaven.
Surviving Mrs. Painter is her husband of thirty-nine years, Mr. Jan Lynn Painter of Trenton, two sons; Seth (TJ Halle) Painter of Forest Park, Illinois, and Sam (Vanessa Navarre) Painter of Wyandotte, one brother, Randi Clark of Woodhaven, Michigan, many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and Jodi's beloved pets; three dogs and three cats. Mrs. Painter was preceded in death by her parents; Samuel Theodore and Janet Justina Clark.
Life Celebration services honoring Jodi will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Painter residence, 103 Washington Street, Trenton, Michigan 48183. Memorial gifts in memory of Jodi may be considered to: Brightpoint Animal Rescue www.brightpointrescue.org/ To share an online memory or condolence with Mrs. Painters family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Jodi are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.