I think about you often. I really miss you.
I have just learned of Janie's death. My prayers to Tenderly, Alison, Angie and Jim as you go through this difficult time. Janie was teaching at Lyman Elementary when I first started my teaching career at Bel-Aire Elementary. I would stop by in the afternoon to visit with her and "pick her brain." I learned so much from those afternoon visits. I feel like I became a better teacher because of her mentorship. My prayers and love to all the family.
I, too, met Ms.Jane after Katrina. She welcomed us with open arms, inviting us in & preparing us supper. We were there to help her & she was the one helping us. Special lady. She will be missed!
Angie, Alli, Jim and Tenderly, words can not express my feelings for your mother, Ms Jane. This past Saturday I was cleaning my house, mopping and her Christmas card fell from my frig, I picked it up and looked at it, and thought about her and Gulfport, and just smiled and put it back up, little did I know she was being laid to rest that very same day, did not find out until today Wednesday the 20th, I really think the Holy Spirit was letting me know that Ms. Jane was in Heaven, and not to ever forget her and I wont!! I first meet her days after Katrina, working with the NCBM, we were sent to Wisteria to find someone in need, and we found Ms Jane, sitting on her porch, and it was about to fall down on her, she could hardly breath and was just so upset, but was not going to leave her sweet Hungry Hill home, so that's where our friendship begun. For the next 3 years I and others traveled to Gulfport from NC to Hungry Hill to help your mother get back in her home, what a blessing she was to all of us. I meet you girls and Jim, not Tenderly, but heard so much about you from Ms Jane I knew you loved your Mom so much and her for you as well, I will always cherish the times I spent with her, I loved her like my own mother, she will be so missed, we will see her one day...May God's Love and His mercy give you peace at this time...Love you all so much, please Alli or Angie call me whenever 910-538-7901 xoxoxo
I was privileged to meet Mrs. Estrada after Katrina. She was a strong and amazing lady and Gulfport will suffer her loss.
Met Miss Janie while on mission trip to Gulfport after Katrina. Very special Lady. Edie Walls-Town Creek Bapt. Church in N.C.
To Janie's Family: During my school years, I walked down Wisteria everyday and passed the Morris home with adjoining vacant lot usually blooming with a garden. My family lived at the other end of Wisteria and neighbors were friends then. Janie was always quick to give to others and help anyone who needed it. As my Mother got older, Janie made sure to visit her often. I continued to try and keep in touch with the neighbors after Mother passed.Janie and I corresponded through Christmas cards! My family and I are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Francine Curro-Wood
Aunt Angie, Uncle Ed and Evan...
I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. You will all be in my prayers!
Your 5th grade class of Lyman Elementary 1981/1982. Thank you for being "our everything"
My sincere condolences to your family. I truly hope that that God of Comfort gives you the strength you need to endure this difficult time
I am so sorry to hear about the loas of your mother..Jane was always upbeat and very entertaining when we came to visit in Gulfport when we were kids, I have lots of great memories of her, and will sure be missed. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Jimmy, Alice, Angela and Tenderly.
You're in my heart, Momma, always and forever.
Tenderly, Angela, Allison and Jimmy, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family's at this difficult time. I remember all the fun times we had together when you kids were growing up. As a USAF widow also, with 3 boys, Janie and I made things happen, we didn't let things happen. Your mother was a pillar not only for her family, but for the community and numerous organizations she was involved in. Janie always had a smile on her face and her students just loved her. Janie, we love you and God rest your soul.
Janie was one of the bright lights in my life - through grammer school, high school and all the years after. My sympathies are with her children. She will be greatly missed.
Angie, Alison, Jim and the Estrada family - Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you in the loss of Janie. She was such an inspirational figure and a woman of great humor, depth, joy and influence. We will miss her. May God grant you all a special measure of His love, peace and comfort.
Unfortunately, I will not be at the funeral Saturday. I know it will be sad because so many will miss her but as I was told, it was not unexpected and it was not deflating. Instead, many will come to the church; each with a personal story, of how she inspired, mothered, coached, disciplined, or loved them toward a goal. Although, I had not seen her in ten years, I will always be grateful for the memory that in her presence I was always welcome. She was always an inspiration to me with the courage and grace with which she embraced the challenges in her life. I learned much about Jane from the story told in her obituary but I knew her well from the gifts that live on in the lives of her children for which she was so proud. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Nan McGilvray-Massey
Angie and Allison, my heart hurts because I know you hurt. I wish I had known your mother! Then, I guess I do through you. Wishing peace for you and Jim. Oh, what wonderful memories you have! Love you, Lois and Donald
Tenderly, Angie, Alison and Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was the only math teacher I ever had whose class I actually enjoyed! I will always remember her fondly, not only as a teacher, but as a wonderful family friend.
Mrs. Estrada was one of the best teachers I ever had. She taught me 5th and 6th grade Math at Lyman Elementary in the late 70s. What a superb teacher she was and dedicated to her students' learning.
May angels lead her home to our heavenly Father in heaven and may her family find comfort and warmth from their memories.
May her soul and the soul of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Thank You, What a wonderful person. You will be missed.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Just reading the obituary would lead one to believe, what a life, celebrate and remember that.
Jim and Family, So very sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. She was my teacher in the sixth grade at Lyman (1976, wow--long time ago!) She was a wonderful teacher and by the looks of her obituary she lived her life to the fullest. I know she will be terribly missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
WOW!! is all that I can say about Mrs. Estrada. She was bigger than life. She was my 5th grade at Lyman Elementary during the early 80's. We always did interesting hands on lessons. There was NEVER a boring day in her room. She is the reason that I am a teacher today. Lesson well done Mrs. E!!!!!Show them how things are done in Heaven.
Dear Jim and family:
Please know that we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Kirk and Alicia Cuevas
May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side.
We extend our sincere sympathy and value your trust during this time of remembrance and reflection. We pledge our support now and in the future.