Lela Janice Ware Windham

Lela Janice Ware Windham, 83, of Campti, Texas passed peacefully January 30, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. 


Visitation will be Thursday, February 3rd, at 5:00 pm at Watson Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Services will be 10 am, Friday, February 4th, at Watson’s, and will be officiated by Bobby Warr and Derrell Bennett. Interment will be held directly after at Sardis Cemetery. 


Born February 22, 1938 to Doris Olene Fountain Roberts and Dewey Arlon Ware, Janice was a woman of fierce determination and infinite love. She spent a majority of her years with her cherished husband, Brother Pat Windham. The pair were married March 21, 1953, and were blessed to see 68 love filled years together. They used these years to spread their unyielding faith in God through the church, and their devotion to family amongst their kinfolk. God’s gift to Janice was an affinity toward nurture. She was the kind of woman who could cook away your troubles and heal your aches with hugs. An unrivaled motherly figure that leaves behind huge shoes for the women in her family to fill, but she also leaves behind recipes, stories, and much more to teach them how. Her motherly love knew no bounds, and every child she met became as near and dear to her as one of her own. That bond of family, direct or not, is what mattered most to Janice. She shrouded those most cherished by her in a love that transcends a lifetime and will follow her family forever. Those who knew her were blessed beyond measure, because to know Janice was to be loved immeasurably. 


She is survived by: 

Husband, Pat Windham

Sister, Sandy Bennett and husband Derrel of Denning, Texas 

Sister in Law, Shirley Shofner and husband Joe of Center, Texas 



Dale Windham and wife Terry of Sardis, Texas 

LaRee Greer of Campti, Texas 

Micah Windham and wife Claire of Patroon, Texas 

Patti Helander and husband Chance of Crosby, Texas 



Robin Greer and fiancé Tracy 

Shelby Duncan and husband Troy 

Son Windham and wife Chelsea 

Justin Windham and wife Wendy 

Tiffani Noble and husband Zach 

Abby Lawson and husband Craig 

Whitley Helander 

Tori Windham 

Caleb Helander and fiancé Nicole 

Wyatt Windham and wife Ciara 

Sam Windham 

Clay Helander

Molly Windham


The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers 


22 Great Grandchildren


6 Great Great Grandchildren 


2 Expected Great Great Grandchildren


She was preceded in death by:

Father, Dewey A. Ware 

Mother, Doris Olene Fountain Roberts

Step Father, Issac Clyde Roberts 

Father in Law, Laurie W. “Son” Windham

Mother in Law, Zelma N. Windham

Brother, Dwight E. Ware 

Brother, Billy D. Ware 

Son in Law, Richard Greer


Our family would like to extend special thanks to Medical Center of Nacogdoches, Angels Care Home Health, and especially Kim Davis. 

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