Janet A. Raulerson, 76, passed away on January 10, 2021 at Royal Oaks. Janet was born on March 19, 1944 to the late Parnell and Mildred Raulerson in Nashville, Tennessee. She was one of three sisters, but the only one born with a rare genetic condition known as Williams’s Syndrome, which occurs in only one in every 10,000 births. However, she was not diagnosed until her sixties. Despite difficulties and disadvantages combined with numerous health issues that this created, she was an overcomer in many ways. Janet enjoyed socializing with other people and interaction was very important to her. She had a sweet positive spirit that always wanted to attain what she perceived you wanted her to accomplish. She was always willing to give it her best shot to succeed and believe in herself. She loved numbers and could remember a phone number from years ago, it was her gift. She enjoyed conversation and even if she had no idea why it was funny she would attempt to laugh louder than others laughing. She had a way of putting you at ease with her kindness and would often extend it to total strangers. Janet always said, “Royal Oaks treated her like a queen”. Royal Oaks was a phenomenal care center for her. They took the time to nurture her, love her for who she was and allowed her to be as independent as possible. Her family will miss her presence tremendously and she has finally earned her wings.
Janet A. Raulerson was survived by her two sisters, Carole Copeland (Jerry) and Rosemary Lee (Brian); Two nephews, Scott Stover and Todd Watson; Two nieces, Kristi Miley and Rhonda Stover; (3) great-niece’s, (2) great-nephews and (1) great-great-niece and other extended family members that loved her very much.
There will be a Memorial Service privately completed by her loving family to honor the life she lived, at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to be made to “The Williams Syndrome Association”. This will help others that struggle with the same syndrome and to study and do research to help more people just like Janet. https://williams-syndrome.org/donate
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