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
Caleb Helander and fiancé Nicole
Wyatt Windham and wife Ciara
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.