Janice James was born on April 5, 1944 to Vaness Erskion and Ardonia Reaves in Gonzales, Texas. She graduated from Edwards High School in Gonzales, Texas. She later attended and received her nursing degree from St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas in 1974. Janice began working as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the University Hospital System for over 30 years upon retiring. In 1964, her first child Morris Lynn Erskion was born. Later, Janice met and married Melvin Douglas Tealer Sr. and to this union two children were born Melvin Douglas Tealer Jr. and Gwendolyn Tealer. Janice was preceded in death by her father Vaness Erskion, her mother Ardonia Adams, her stepfather Horace Adams, and her nephew Eddie Bernard Fletcher Jr. Janice leaves to cherish her memory, her loving children, Morris Lynn Erskion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Melvin Jr. (Jacqueline) of Austin, Texas, and Gwendolyn Tealer of Houston, Texas; Sister, Willie Mae Fletcher of Gonzales, Texas; five grandchildren, Alexis Tealer, Alexander Tealer, Demitresse Erskion, Sydnee Hawkins, and Camille Tealer; four great-grandchildren, Amyah Henderson, Keyera Tealer, Skylynn Jack, and Aamari Jack; two nieces, Carrie Holdman and Dorothy Jackson, Gonzales, Texas; one nephew, Anthony Erskine, Gonzales, Texas; one great niece LaQuisha Garner; two great nephews; Tyrone Holdman and Jordan Erskine; one god son Jimmy Holman, and a host of great-great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind other relatives and many dearly beloved friends.

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  1. Our Heartfelt Condolences To The Entire Family. All, Keep Your Hands In God’s Unchanging Hands. Charles & Greta Nation

  2. Our condolences go out to the Tealer family. My dear Janice , you will truly be missed as a friend. May God give the family strength at this time of loss. God bless, Johnny & Winnie Holman and family

  3. God is our refugee and strength a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1. To the Tealer/James family, so sorry to hear that Janice has passed away. I was blessed to work with her at University Hospital for thirty years. I have so many fond memories of our working relationship. She was a wonderful, fun person to work with. May she rest in peace and may God bless her family during your time of sorrow.

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