Janice Faye Gilleland
May 16, 1950 — September 27, 2013
Janice Faye Gilleland, 63, a native of Ozark, Ala., and a resident of Gray, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Janice loved the Lord with all her heart and soul, and did her best to live her life in a way pleasing to him. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and a great friend to many.
Janice was a faithful member of Safe Harbor Ministers in Gray. Janice enjoyed playing bingo and played it very often. Her favorite bingo markers traveled with her everywhere.
Janice is survived by her husband of 17 years, James W. Gilleland Jr. of Gray; three daughters, Penny R. Young and her husband, Jimmy, of Houston, Kristi M. Hoover and her husband, Charles III of Winter Haven, Fla., and Kyle Ashley Houston of Reno, Nev.; two sons, Richard A. Kielbassa II of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jacob C. Houston of Reno, Nev.; one brother, Bobby B. Ferguson and his wife, Susie, of Berwick; three sisters, Bonnie G. Gibbs and her husband, Al, of Abbeville, Ala., Brenda J. Wagnon and her husband, Jerry, of Breman, Ala., and Charlotte A. Garrison and her husband, Wendell, of Simsboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Janice was preceded in death by her son, Russell Wayne Kielbassa; her sister, Mary E. Ivey; her brother, John H. Ferguson II; and her parents, Loree W. Ferguson and John H. Ferguson Sr.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Hargrave Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
A home going celebration will begin with a game of bingo in honor of Janice’s love for the game at 1 p.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Chapel with the service to follow Tuesday. Janice will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.