Janice D. Sullivan, 74, a longtime resident and dearly loved wife, mother, and teacher of many in and around the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford area, passed on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Hospital on June 8, 1944 to Leonard Adam Durnier and Bess Miller Durnier. She lived her formative years in the Shenandoah Valley, Toms Brook and Strasburg, and graduated from Strasburg High in 1962. Mrs. Sullivan graduated with a B.S. Degree in Education in 1966 from Longwood College. To say this woman was an amazing teacher would be an understatement; she touched many students' lives in so many ways over her 30-year span of teaching in Stafford County at Stafford Elementary, Falmouth Elementary, and Gayle Middle School. Over the years she earned many accolades for her selfless dedication to teaching, including the Stafford County Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator Award, the Stafford County School Board Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted, the Northern VA Council for Gifted/Talented Education Award, the Presidential Citation from the Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Richmond are just to name a few. After retiring, this "Renaissance Woman," kept herself busy by organizing private senior citizen trips through the "Friends in Travel" group co-founded by her and Mae Kaila from 1998-2012. She was very active in the local AARP, Fredericksburg Senior Citizens, and the Spotsylvania Women's Club, where she donated much of her time and efforts to raise money and support many charities in the area. Survivors include her devoted husband of 51 years, Kenneth Willard "Chuckle" Sullivan of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Kristen "Kristi" Durnier Sullivan Johnson and husband Jim of Auburn, Ga.; her loving son, Shannon "ShanMan" Sullivan of Fredericksburg; and two very special people in her life, her grandchildren, Jared Miller Johnson and Kensley Elizabeth Johnson both of Auburn, Ga. Her family was the most important part of her life and she will be truly missed. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at Toms Brook Cemetery in Toms Brook, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, Jan requested that donations be made to your local SPCA. Online guestbook available at covenantfuneralservice.com.