Jan Norman Homer, age 71, of Leonard, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her sister by her side on January 13, 2022.
Jan is survived by her daughter, Candice Norman of Leonard, Texas; grandchildren Hunter Hensley and spouse, Luke Gilbert, of Midland, Texas; Christian Hensley of Leonard, Texas; Grayson Hensley and spouse, Arlene of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren Kinley Gilbert and Marley Gilbert; sister, Collene Morrow and spouse, Wes of Farmersville, Texas; brother-in-law Bobby Tracy of Gainesville, Texas; sister-in-law Sharon Bland of Madill, Oklahoma; nieces, Toni Burwell, Cathy Sampson, Melanie Gibson, Jennifer Hickman, Rebekah Little, Sarah Emery and; nephews, Timothy Tracy, Joey Bland, Scott Bland, Justin Bland, Steve Courreges and James Bland; and great-nephew Justin Mann and spouse, Yvonne; plus many other cousins and family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Winifred, and Collier Bland; sisters, Julia Tracy, and Barbara Murrell; brothers, Charles Bland, and George Bland; brother-in-law Andrew Spisak; nephew, Buddy Mann, and her former husbands.
Jan was born on January 31, 1950, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Collier and Winifred Bland. She was the youngest of her five siblings, Barbara, Collene, Julia, George, and Charles, and being the baby of the family enjoyed the role and spent her life looking up to her big brothers and sisters. She attended high school in Gainesville then moved to the metroplex and went on to work in many roles as a medical transcriptionist. Jan loved her family fiercely and they were her pride and joy. Jan also loved church and God continued to provide her peace and strength while she struggled with her declining health.
Jan was a feisty, loving, fun and passionate woman who filled many of her days with reading scripture, attending church, and thinking of and praying for those she loved, playing games and word search puzzles, and loving on her fur baby Cassie. Those who survive her will remember her as a loving mom, grandma, aunt, sister, cousin, and mother figure; for she was truly a mother to all those who would embrace the gifts God bestowed upon her.
Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 to 2:00pm, Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Meador Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas; Pastor Arthur Green will be officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Jan.
Pallbearers, Christian Hensley, Grayson Hensley, Luke Gilbert, Justin Mann, Joey Bland, and Tim Tracy.