Janell E. Wood, 32, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully but unexpectedly at her home on Saturday morning, December 3rd, 2022 in Batavia, N.Y. Janell was born in Batavia on March 29, 1990 to her parents, Robert G. and Michelle J. Wood, and was raised at Forest Lawn Farm. A 2008 graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, she went on to graduate from both Genesee Community College and SUNY Brockport College with degrees in Business Administration. She was employed as a Data Coordinator with the University of Rochester Primary Care locally in Batavia.
Janell is survived by her parents, Robert G. and Michelle J. (Worthington) Wood, her best friend and sister Diane J. (Chris J.) (Wood) Deleo, beloved brother Eric R. (Caryn L.) (Burk) Wood, and cherished nephews, Justin and Joel Deleo. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Janell is predeceased by her grandparents, George and Elinor Wood and Donald and Elaine Worthington.
Janell was a patient and kind servant to the Lord. She was a favorite and trusted babysitter to many local families who all loved and cared for her deeply. She was extraordinarily generous and giving to family, friends, and strangers alike. An active servant at Northgate Free Methodist Church, she frequently volunteered with childcare services, and always unselfishly offered her time and talents to those in need.
Janell loved growing up on the farm and being involved in 4-H while showing cows at the Genesee County Fair. She continued that love by always helping her nephews prepare their animals for the Fair as well. She loved playing cards with her family, going to ESP tractor pulls, and watching basketball; especially her favorite team Syracuse. She was also an avid supporter of both of her nephews in all of their many teams and activities.
Janell was extremely thoughtful, dependable, and a person that everyone could rely on. She thought of everyone else before herself. She is and will forever be profoundly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 pm at Northgate Free Methodist Church, 8160 Bank Street, Road. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Janell’s name may be made to Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, the Genesee County 4-H Dairy Club care of CCE of Genesee County, or The Arthritis Foundation.