Audra Janice Joiner was born April 21, 1932 and went to be with the Lord June 4, 2013 with her children by her side.
Her parents Alvin and Maggie Duhman Brower preceded her in death: as well as her husband John Wayne (Bo) Joiner in 1998; and two sons, an infant Alvin Lee in 1948, and Alan Kent in 2001.
She is survived by her children, Barbara J. Cowey and husband Albert of Seguin, Diana K. Blackburn and husband James of Blanco and Jay W and wife Laura of Sutherland Springs.
Grandchildren are Christopher A. Joiner and wife Rose of Schertz, Clifton L Cowey and wife Sheryl, Darrel W Cowey and wife Susan of Seguin, Eric A. Cowey and wife Andrea of College Station, Fairah L. Solomon and husband Heath of Arkansas; Melissa D. Blackburn, Max W. Blackburn and wife Renee’ of Blanco, Hannah J. Blackburn of Bryan, Emily R. Blackburn of Temple, Jennifer L. Joiner, Joshua W. Joiner and wife Casi, Jessica D. Shelton and husband Jaime, Jaelyn N. Joiner, Jaclyn D. Joiner all of Sutherland Springs. She also had eleven great grandchildren.
Janice had many titles and was best known as Mom, Granny, Nanny, Me maw and Great-Gran. A few things her children would say are she was “one of a kind” and she would always say “Can’t never could”. She was as much sassy as she was kind hearted. Janice was the most amazing chef, loving the opportunity to provide for family and friends the dropped by for a visit through out her fifty-one years of marriage with Bo and then the years on her own.
Early on she did childcare to assist in providing and to stay home with her children. She took in washing and ironing from others as well. As Dad developed a drilling and oil field workover business in Wilson County, Mom did the books and ran parts for the jobs. She never let her lack of formal education hold her back. Parts finding, before computer days, was a gift that she excelled at. Her ability to make beautiful items from others leftover never ceased to amaze family and friends. She was a talented Seamstress and could crotchet anything leaving treasures for us.
Our lives have been blessed and are better because she was our Mom, Granny, Nanny, Me maw, and Great-Gran.
A memorial graveside service by Brother Gary Erwin with Precious Memories sang by Keith Johanson was held Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Sutherland Springs Cemetery. The grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to the AGWM#2954972 at Hope Church in LaVernia to benefit a granddaughter leaving for the mission field in Kenya come September.