Jana “Gimi” McMullen, age 54, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus Monday morning, November 12, 2018.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamby Cemetery, Hamby, TX. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 18, 2018 from 4:00pm-5:00 PM. At the funeral home
Jana was born on August 6, 1964, to Herman Lee and Billie Maude Bishop McMullen. She graduated as salutatorian from Wylie High School in 1982. After high school, Jana moved to Stephenville, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Tarleton State University in 1987. In 1991, she received her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jana spent her career advocating for “the least of these” and the ones that could not fight for themselves. She was selfless, unpretentious, sacrificing, resourceful, and talented beyond measure. Jana trusted in the Lord. Always knowing, He had a perfect plan and would always provide. She attended and served at The Northwest Church of Christ where she was member her entire life.
Jana is preceded in death by her grandparents WA and Denia Mae Bishop and Tennie Brown. Also, by her loving parents Herman and Billie McMullen.
Surviving Jana is her daughter Kajeanna Jones, granddaughters Kiara and Kasia Jones all of Abilene; Sister Cindy Steger of San Marcos, sister and brother-in-law Pam and Jacky Wallace of Abilene; nieces Pamela Steger (Angel) of San Marcos and Lindsay Wallace (Michael) of Abilene; Close family friend Stephanie McKnight of Abilene; Two aunts Rose Morris of Alvin and Laverne Lewis of Keene, along with several cousins.
“Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time.”
Pam and family,I am so very sorry to hear of Jana's passing. Please know I am praying for strength during this difficult time and the days ahead. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time and know you are loved by so many. Pam, if there is anything I can do-please let me know. Love you. Carol
Carol CorleyAbilene, TX
I ha the honor of working with Jana for four years. She was the kindest most giving and loving person.
Cyntgia WhiteArlington, TX
May God give you comfort and strength during this time. Sending my love.
Darla Wise McLeod
Darla Wise McLeodAbilene, TX
Prayers for your family. Jana was such a special person and so kind and loving. It was truly an honor and blessing to have had her as a student.
Sherry Penkert FrushAbilene, TX
I'm so very sad to hear of Jana's passing. She was my very first friend and is part of my first memories. Although we lost contact with one another over the years, she has frequently been in my thoughts. She was always such a loving, kind, and generous person. I wish I had kept in better contact with her. Sending my love to the family.
Delores Lipham LoedelEncinitas, CA
I am so sorry to hear of Jana's passing. Jana and I worked together for many years and she had such a loving heart to help others. Pam, I am praying for you and your family.
Karen JohnsonAbilene, TX