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Janis Dean Tolbert Bolton

January 27, 1932 December 15, 2017
Janis Dean Tolbert Bolton
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Janis Tolbert Bolton, 85, of Hemphill, TX passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, December 15, 2017. She was born on January 27, 1932 in Hineston, LA to John Alton Tolbert and Essie Wilson Tolbert.

Janis was born during the Great Depression, she told of how her mother had to borrow two cents to buy a postage stamp, just to let her father know of her birth. Janis always treated each item she purchased with such meticulous care because she knew what it meant to go without. She also never threw anything away; just ask her children that moved her several times throughout the years.

Janis loved gardening, sewing, shopping, and fishing, this love she shared with her children. When you were around her you saw the bright light of Jesus. She strived daily to serve others, always looking to identify anything she could do to help and or ease someone’s burden. Janis was very quite but when she spoke it was with the softness of angels. She loved her family with overwhelming selflessness. Demonstrating a true servant’s heart she worked with individuals with disabilities in both Louisiana and Texas before retiring from Lufkin State School in 2001.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents, John Tolbert and Essie Tolbert, brother Herman Tolbert and brother Alton Tolbert.

She is survived by her four children: sons Dwight Duck and wife, Bonnie; Wade Duck and wife, Patricia; John Duck and wife, Debbie; and daughter Janet Davis and Yvette Borrero; grandchildren, Simon Duck and wife, January; Elizabeth Petrovich and husband, Brett; Cory Duck and wife, Rachel; Jonathan Duck; Justin Duck and wife, Emily; and Robin Ezernack and husband, Josh; great-grandchildren, Kainan Duck; Isabella Duck; Faith Petrovich; Christian Petrovich; Jackson Duck; MacKenzie Duck; Easton Duck; Jace Ezernack; and Elly Ezernack.

Her family will miss Janis, as she was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step mother, sister and aunt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s of America. http://www.alzfdn.org/

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Visitation

Monday

18

Dec

11:30 AM 12/18/2017 11:30:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/18/2017 1:00:00 PM
Big Hammock Baptist Church

9041 LA 121
Hineston, LA 71438

Big Hammock Baptist Church
9041 LA 121 Hineston 71438 LA
United States

Funeral

Monday

18

Dec

1:00 PM 12/18/2017 1:00:00 PM
Big Hammock Baptist Church

9041 LA 121
Hineston, LA 71438

Big Hammock Baptist Church
9041 LA 121 Hineston 71438 LA
United States

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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