Janet Henderson Carino

FamilyClemson School of NursingDuke School of NursingJanet Henderson Carino, 65 (or as she would claim “29 years old”), of Simpsonville, entered into the presence of her Savior on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was an incredible mother who devoted her entire life to her children. She was the daughter of the late Gary Lee “Diz” and Mary Ellen Hart Henderson from Simpsonville.

Janet is survived by four children, two daughters Ellen (Caleb) Rundorff of Anderson and Rebecca Carino of Central Asia; as well as two sons, Sam and John Carino, both of Simpsonville. She also leaves behind three beautiful grandchildren, Lynlee, Lola Ann and Andy Rundorff and two precious grand-dogs, Maggie and Holo.

Janet is also survived by her step-mother, Lola Henderson of Simpsonville; her sister Kim (Reggie) Dean of Gray Court; her brother Kelly Henderson of Colorado Springs; two nephews Justin (Stephanie) Dean of Greenwood, Matt Dean of Gray Court and a niece Taylor Dean of Gray Court.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Baby Kelly Micheal and her brother Mike Henderson.

RNJanet had retired in December after working for many years as the school nurse at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville. She will be remembered as someone who loved those around her well. She was an incredibly strong woman who was a rock for all around her. She was always willing to help in any way she could and had the incredible ability to see the humor in any situation. If you spent any time with her at all, you were guaranteed to end up laughing and chances were high that she would pull you into whatever sort of wild shenanigans she was currently up to.

She was a long time member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held there on Thursday, April 18 at 10:00am. A visitation will be held at the church following the committal at Rocky Creek Baptist Church cemetery. In honor of Janet, please feel free to wear Clemson colors as Clemson orange was her all time favorite color.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church Senior Adult Fund, 1801 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

Condolences to the family of Janet Henderson Carino

  • Kathy Creswell
    5 years ago

    I am so sorry for your lost. Janet will live in the hearts of the many lives she touched. I know she and Jesus are sharing jokes in heaven. Sending prayers of peace.
    Kathy Creswell

  • Debbie Webster
    5 years ago

    Janet was a bright light. Always offering a hug, loved her kids, loved her puppies…never met a stranger. Full of mischief. Orange & purple were her colors in everything…Go Clemson! I will miss her terribly.

  • Jill Sutton
    5 years ago

    What a jewel of a friend Janet was to our mama, Doris Rogers. They mutually enjoyed being neighbors for decades, mama considered Janet’s kids as her surrogate kids, and Janet was the closest thing to a sister that mama ever had. Mama and we can certainly testify to Janet’s “shenanigans” she would find herself in, and mama was so blessed to be the recipient of many years of her humor, care and kindness. We are ever grateful to Janet for being such a good friend to her.
    Rebecca, Ellen, John and Sam, the sadness we feel over your loss is brightened greatly in the comfort and knowledge that mama and Janet have joyfully reunited in God’s Kingdom.

  • Kathy Hazel Tate
    5 years ago

    So saddened to hear of Janet’s passing! We graduated from Hillcrest together in 1972! We had many great times then! We lost touch but had reconnected several times over the last few years! I will keep your family in my prayers! I wish I could attend her service but am recovering from back surgery! ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Deborah Rosamond
    5 years ago

    Saddened to hear this news. Many fond memories of us playing softball together at Rocky Creek. Comfort and strength to all.

  • Janet Utsey
    5 years ago

    Saddened to hear of her loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Comfort can be taken in the positive ways she touched so many lives. Always smiling…she loved her family!

  • Beth Sanders
    5 years ago

    You had an amazing Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy. Beth Sanders (Hillcrest High)

  • Polly Manley
    5 years ago

    What a wonderful Lady. A true gift from God. My Mom and I have known the Henderson family for 65 years and Janet was always special. Comfort and God’s peace to the family.
    Margaret Henderson
    Polly Henderson Manley

  • Lizzy (Rivera) Seay
    5 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Carino’s passing. I will always remember her as my favorite school nurse. Praying for the family.

  • Beverly C Coln
    5 years ago

    Janet will be missed by so many. Especially by those in the Ever Ready Sunday School class and the Forever Young Seniors at Rocky Creek Baptist Church where Janet was a member. We will miss her humor and the love she gave to all those she came in contact with. Janet was a wonderful mother and a exceptional nurse.

  • PatriciaJacquette
    5 years ago

    Janet was a beautiful lady, always had a smile and made me feel welcome at RCBC. She took care of my daughter, Hannah, in the church nursery. I will be forever grateful for her love and care for Hannah as an infant and when Hannah went to HHS. Our prayers are with the family. Patricia Jacquette.

  • Cody Finley
    5 years ago

    My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the family. Janet was a very sweet and loving lady. She always gave you a reason to smile. She will be greatly missed.

  • Nancy Hendley
    5 years ago

    My heart is breaking for all of you. Your Mom was a special kind of wonderful and she will be missed by all that knew her. My prayers are with all of you. Nancy Hendley

  • Karen Blakely
    5 years ago

    My sincere condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother, grandmother, sister and Aunt. Even though the sting of death is hard to deal with right now for your family, the Bible gives each and every one of us the reassuring hope found at John 11:25, where Jesus promises us the resurrection which he talked about and demonstrated while he was on the earth. This scripture allows us to see that death is not permanent and that soon you will be able to see your beloved family member again. Even though Janet is asleep in death right now she is not suffering and when she wakes up she will be in perfect health, living on a fully cleansed Earth & waiting to welcome back family and friends with open arms. I hope these few words provide you with Comfort at this most difficult of times.

  • LeighAnne Terry
    5 years ago

    Janet was a bright light for all those around her. She certainly lit up a room with her memorable laughter. I personally witnessed her serving others selflessly whether they be colleagues or students for many years. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Crissy McBride
    5 years ago

    I count myself lucky to have had the honor to know Janet. She is one of the most soft hearted and kind women that I have ever known. She will be missed by so many.

  • Holly Warren
    5 years ago

    Janet was such a very special person. She always brightened my day and I will never forget her. I am a better person for having had Janet in my life! I can only imagine how she is entertaining God, Jesus and all of those in Heaven. My thoughts, love and prayers go to all of the Carino family.

  • Jason "Pup" Smith
    5 years ago

    I am speechless on the loss of such a wonderful person. I could tell from the moment I meet Nurse Carino in 1998 she was as bold of a person as I may ever meet. In the first of many shenanigans I would witness over the next few years, I fell for one of the best pranks I have ever heard of in the years since. I feel blessed to have known such a bold and loving person, I grieve deeply for her family. Nurse Carino holds a special place in my heart. From the moment we met she was truly one of my favorite people I have ever meet on earth.

    I picture her making the heaven’s laugh at her favorite stories right now.

    With all my love to the Carino Family,


  • Erin Knight
    5 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of your mom. You are all in my prayers!

  • Coach Cook
    5 years ago

    Hey girls, u know your mom was a rock for me at HHS, helping me with my football players, pouring so much into our track meets, always traveling with the team! Laughs and smiles all the time! She was an adorable woman! U know how much I loved your mom, and u girls were like daughters to me! Love u so much!

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