Janette Couch Patrick, age 58, of Port Orange, FL passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Daytona, FL.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lynette Amelia Phillips Couch and father, Thomas Edgar Couch.  Janette is survived by her husband, Don Patrick; stepsons, Brad Patrick and Brian Patrick; sister, Jennifer Couch Zaccone & husband, Lou; brother, Jeff Couch; nephew, Jay Couch & wife, Lauren; niece, Taylor Couch Grizzle & husband, Cody, and their children, Brantley, Bennett, and Elleigh; niece, Sydney Couch;  niece, Kline Couch; and a large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jan was a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and received her undergraduate and graduate degree in education from the University of Georgia.  She spent the majority of her career as a middle school teacher at Lawrenceville Middle School.  Jan spent the last 12 years living in Port Orange, FL outside of Daytona Beach. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2016 in the sanctuary of  First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA with Dr. Lamar Holley and Rev. Inman Houston officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memory of Jan, to one of the following foundations for Parkinson Research.  If you would like to share the donations, send a note to .

National Parkinson Foundation

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Ms Couch/Patrick was my seventh grade teacher she was one of my favorites sorry to hear she passed

  2. I was so saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. Not only did we go to Elementary and High School together, we taught together until she retired. Jan was so sweet. She loved her family so much. I know she will be missed.

  3. Jan was such a sweet person and she always wore such a beautiful smile. I have so many fun memories of all of us at Couch events. She loved her family and she loved to laugh. My thoughts are prayers are with Jeff, Jennifer and their families as they celebrate Jan’s life and what she meant to everyone.

  4. Jan was such an upbeat person. I was privileged to work with her at Creekland Middle School.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about one of my all time favorite teachers. I wish I would of known she lived in Port Orange, my parents retired there almost 20 years ago. I would of loved to seen her again. She was a great lady and a awesome teacher! My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

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