Janice Joy Day Hord

Janice Joy Day-Hord died peacefully on March 28, 2019 in her home in Laguna Park, TX, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney April 2, at the Whitney Church of Christ with Mr. Bruce Martin officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. A visitation was held April 1 at the funeral home.

Janice was born in Crystal City, TX on February 6, 1945. In 1963, she graduated from Galena Park High School in the top 10 percent of her graduating class of 600 students. She met Robert Paul Hord on a blind date in Houston at an Aggie football game in 1963 and the two were married on June 6, 1964. Janice and Bob enjoyed 54 years of wedded bliss.

She worked as a dental assistant until she became a mother in 1968 and she has two children, Jeanie Hord-Bellows and Paul Henry Hord.

Bob worked for the fish and wildlife service and they lived in the following states, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina and Oklahoma. Janice helped to develop cradle-roll classes in several Churches of Christ where the family attended church.

The family returned to Texas in 1982 to run a jewelry business when Janice began to have issues with Multiple Sclerosis. She helped to manage the books for the jewelry business until her health would no longer allow her to do so.

Preceding her in death was her brother Don Day.

Survivors include her husband Bob Hord; daughter Jeannie Bellows and husband Charles; son Paul Hord and wife Roxane; grandchildren Amanda Villalpando and husband José, Oliva Bellows, Emily Hord, Alexander Bellows and Matthew Hord; great-grandchildren Emilio Villalpando, Diego Villalpando, Areli Villalpando, Andres Villalpando and Cristiano Vallalpando.

Her life was filled with joy and love for the Lord. Her life left an impression on this world that won’t soon be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, P.O. Box 573, Whitney, TX, 76992.

Condolences may be made at www.marshallandmarshallfd.com.

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