Janet Jackson took to social media to pay tribute to her TV mom, Ja’net Dubois, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.
Ja’net is best known for her role as Wilona Woods, the feisty next-door neighbor with all of the tea and a heart of gold, on “Good Times.”
Janet played Wilona’s adopted daughter, Penny, for two seasons.
In a post on her Instagram page, Janet Jackson wrote:
I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away. I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment.
I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends.
Thank you Ja’Net, I’ll miss you. ?
See Janet’s original post below:
Rest in paradise, Ja’net. You will be missed.