Janice Laverne Abernathy, 72, of Bokoshe, OK passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Bokoshe. Janice was born September 13, 1941 in Bokoshe, OK to Raymond Forrest & Pearl E. (Brown) Richardson. Janice was a loving wife, wonderful, caring mother & grandmother. She was willing to sacrifice anything for her children and family regardless of her plans or how she felt. Janice loved watching her children, grand and great grandchildren play sports. She especially enjoyed family gatherings. She attended New Life Gospel Church in Panama, OK. Janice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim Bob Abernathy Jr. on February 9, 2013 and daughter, Bobbie J. Bell on August 15, 2011.
Survivors include her children, Trina & Rick Ward of Cameron, OK, Jimmy & Celia Abernathy of Bokoshe, son-in-law, Mike Bell of Bokoshe, OK; her special grandchildren, Misty & Joe Walker, Michael & Brittany Bell, Britney & Jansen Hambright, P.J. Rees, A.J. Rees, Daniel & Melissa Caldwell, Brett Abernathy & Aarika Stroup, Alex Abernathy; special great grandchildren, Hayden Bell, Trenton Massey, Cameron Massey, Coby Bell, Cade Bell, Tanner Hambright, Jaycee Hambright, Brex Caldwell and Kinzler Caldwell; sister & brother in law, Lora Jean & Johnny Bozarth; brother in law & sister in law, Carold & Faye Abernathy; special cousins, Martha & John Bell; other relatives, loved ones & many friends.
Services will be 10 am, Monday, August 4, 2014 at New Life Full Gospel Church, Panama, OK with Rev. Joe Pierce & Leroy Orr officiating. Interment will follow in Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe, OK. Pallbearers will be Rodney Abernathy, Eddie Abernathy, Skip Parker, Jerry Sides, Randy Richardson, Mike Walker, Charlie Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren & great grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit the relatives & friends.