Janice Faye Gilleland, 63 a native of Ozark, Ala., and resident of Gray, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. A going home celebration will begin with a game of bingo, in honor of Janice's love for the game, at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with funeral services to follow. Janice will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, James W. Gilleland Jr., of Gray; daughters, Penny R. Young and husband, Jimmy, of Houston, Texas. Kristi M. Hoover and husband, Charles III, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Kyle Ashley Houston, of Reno, Nev.; sons Richard A. Kielbassa II, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jacob C. Houston, of Reno, Nev.; brother Bobby B. Ferguson and wife, Susie, of Berwick; sisters, Bonnie G. Gibbs and husband, Al, of Abbeville, Ala., Brenda J. Wagnon and husband, Jerry, of Breman, Ala., and Charlotte A. Garrison and husband, Wendell, of Simsboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Wayne Kielbassa; sister, Mary E. Ivey; brother, John H. Ferguson II; and parents, Loree W. Ferguson and John H. Ferguson Sr.
Janice Loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. She 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. She enjoyed playing bingo and played it very often. Her favorite bingo markers traveled with her everywhere she went.
Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2013