|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1947|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2011|
Janie Marie Criswell passed away on March 15, 2011 at 7:50 p.m. in Lufkin. Janie was born on March 31,1947 in Brady, Texas.
Janie graduated from Brady High School in 1965 and went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University in 1968 and began a teaching career. Janie was a realtor in the Dallas area during the 70's and later Janie taught at Gaston Middle School in Dallas, Texas while raising her family. Janie then became a licensed professional counselor and educational diagnostician. She retired from her position as a Special Education Director in 2001 and continued working part time in counseling and special services at Central ISD until her death.
Janie's parents, Bill and Dorothy Crew and brother Billy of Brady, Texas preceded her in death.
Surviving members of her family include two sons, Corey and wife Katherine Criswell and daughter Caitlin of Dallas, and Charles Criswell of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; her sister, Rita Condron and family of Lufkin, and brother, John Crew of New Orleans, Louisiana. Janie has five surviving nephews and nieces and a host of lifelong friends.
Janie lived her life in Christian service as a loving and devoted Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, Godmother and best friend. It was evident to all who knew Janie that her purpose in life was to bring others to Jesus Christ.
A memorial service is being held at Word of Life, Lufkin, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and a later service in Brady, Texas, at Calvary Temple on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Janie's remains will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery in Brady. Colonial Mortuary, directors.
Published in The Lufkin Daily News on March 18, 2011
William Riley Crew (1919 - 1976)
Dorothy M. Crew (1924 - 2003)
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