My Story

Janice Bowles Dillon passed away in February of 2013 from a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor.  She was the mother (of Debbie) and grandmother (of Catherine) of the co-founders of Confections of a Cotton Pickin’ Queen.  Anyone who received the gift of meeting Janice knows that she was one of the most kind-hearted people to ever live.  In 1954, Janice won the title of Cotton Picking Queen of Blytheville, Arkansas and the title of Miss Memphis, Tennessee before going on to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant.

Confections of a Cotton Pickin’ Queen is owned and operated by Janice’s only daughter, Debbie. The recipes that she uses are ones that Janice knew and loved (and some of them were even passed down from her).  Confections of a Cotton Pickin’ Queen is Debbie’s way of honoring Janice while doing something she is passionate about.  Janice loved to feed people, a trait that was passed down to her daughter.  Since Debbie loves to bake, it seemed a fitting tribute to name the business in her honor.