Jannia Marlene Wilson BeAbout was born February 3, 1952 in Seymour, Missouri to Eugene Wilson and Helen Sartin Wilson. She passed away on August 10, 2019 at Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne, Texas.
After finishing high school in Illinois, she moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. It was there she met Pepe BeAbout. She married Pepe in Springfield on December 27, 1973 between semesters. Jan earned an education degree from Baptist Bible College. She taught in Illinois and then in Texas. She was a dedicated teacher who wouldn’t accept failure from students. She had high standards in her classroom and expected students to work hard.
The culmination of her educational career was homeschooling her son, Cheynne from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Jan sacrificially poured her life into him.
She was an ardent follower of Jesus. She actively served the Lord in her church in many ways, children’s church, bus ministry, and of course, teaching the Bible in Sunday School. She was a member of Grayson Bible Baptist Church, Sherman.
Jan was a loving wife, and mother, nurturing a Christian home atmosphere. She was a lady of hospitality, kindness and respect. She leaves a legacy of Christian faith to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Pepe BeAbout of Sherman; son, Cheynne BeAbout of Sherman; mother, Helen Wilson of Marshfield, Missouri; sisters, Cindy Beeler (Jim) of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Brenda Ellis of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brothers, Gary Wilson (Linda) of Stratford, Missouri, Jonathan Wilson of Reno, Nevada; along with extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Wilson; daughter, Angel Dawn BeAbout; and brother, Dan Wilson.
Graveside Services will be held, 11AM Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Bells, Texas. Pastor Roy Webster of Grayson Bible Baptist Church of Sherman will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Grayson Christian School, www,//graysonchristian.org.
This is a beautifully written tribute to Mrs. Jan! What more can we add? Her godly testimony is a legacy that will be remembered at Grayson Bible Baptist Church! Our love and prayers go out to Pepe & Cheynne.
Thank you Pastor and Mrs. Webster for your love and helpful prayers and counseling.
So sorry to hear of the loss of my Cousin. May God be with the family.
Sorry for your loss. I will always remember when we all use to get together. GOOD TIMES.
The family reunions were good times. Thank you for your thoughts.
Thank you for your concern and thoughts
Thank you for your concern and thoughts.
Thinking of all of you, praying for safe travels. We know you are all at peace and so is Jan.
Thank you for your thoughts. Jan is not in pain anymore and walking with her Dad.
Memories from a wonderful sister; basketball games in the bedroom, root beer on the ceiling, awesome softball pitcher, tuna and bananas, sense of humor and laughter, loved tomatoes (I think you beat Uncle Odell!), love for children and your savior Jesus Christ. Going to miss you but I’ll wait for awhile to see you. God’s not done with me yet! Brand XYZ
thanks Brenda, waiting day can’t come to soon.
I met Jan in college in 1972 when we shared adjoining rooms in Bethany Annex. We renewed our friendship when Jan and Pepe moved to Sherman. She and I taught in the Sherman PALS Program in 1989. Then she taught my children until one graduated and the other reached high school. We have taught together in church all these years as well. She had a heart and desire for teaching children and was very active through out her life. So long for now, my sweet friend. We will meet you again soon!
thanks Anita and Robert. Bro. Webster was probably right about already having little ones around and teaching.
Jan was all the things listed here and even more. She always gave of herself for others. As a teacher she was excellent, loving and pouring out love and compassion on her students. she was a loving friend and we will miss her greatly, but are so happy she is with the Lord Jesus whom she loved with all her heart, mind and strength. We will be seeing you Jan.
Thank you Gammy. Your friendship and love were greatly appricated each time you visited.
Sympathy and prayers to Jan’s family. We were in the same class in school and spent many an hour together at school. I have very fond memories of Jan.
thank you Jane. Jan talk about you and Zinky and Joan in here memories before the last big stork.
What we remember most about Mrs. Beabout was her love and dedication to children. We will never know until we get to Heaven how many young people’s lives she affected for the good. Undoubtedly, many would have chosen the wrong path if someone who cared hadn’t been there for them teaching them about the Lord and that was Mrs. B. She and Pepe were wonderful examples of what a Christian marriage should look like. Pepe lived up to those vows of “for better or worse and in sickness and health” having made numerous sacrifices in order to take care of his wife for many years. They will both be greatly rewarded in the next life for their faithfulness to each other and the Lord in this life!
Thank you Bro. Terry and Sister Debbie, it has been wonderful knowing you and you children.
The Wilson’s moved into the neighborhood when Jan was in 4th grade–came into class and sat at the desk next to me, friends for years. She always invited me to church, Bible school and church camp. Many memories—including tuna on banana sandwhiches, and still love the stuff! Sitting in the swing in her backyard, eating tomatoes like apples. Thinking of everyone.
Thank you Karen, for the thoughts and memories.
Jan was a wonderful wife, amazing mother, excellent teacher and thoughtful woman of God. We will meet again Sister-in-law in our forever home.
Thank Sis, forever is a lot longer then time down here time. We will have a thankful time up there.
Remember the good times, when Jan’s Dad, and Mom and all her siblings, would come back to Missouri , for summer vacations,and family re-unions. Those were the good years, when we were all young and healthy. We know Jan is at peace, Prayers for Pepe, and Cheyenne, Love you, Aunt Dorothy.
Thank you Aunt Dorothy, reunions were really fun.
Jan is resting now, if you can call walking the streets of gold with her dad and brother rest. She probably has Dan playing music , while Jan teaches, with Pete telling jokes to a group of youngsters
Remember when Jan’s, Dad and Mom would bring her, and all her siblings to Missouri, for vacations, and family re-unions, Those were the good years, when we were all young and healthy. We know Jan is at peace. Prayers for Pepe, and Cheyenne, Love you, Aunt Dorothy,
Jan and I have been friends since fourth grade. Thinking of everyone!
That’s a lot of memories, good and bad, but fun.