Janice Rose Adams, age 77, passed away peacefully January 15, 2021.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Mexia Cemetery.
Janice was born June 23, 1943 in Minot, North Dakota to Lynn and Mount Carmel Petersen.
She is preceded in death by her best friend and love of her life of 50 years, Blake Adams Jr., her mother Mount Carmel Petersen, her father Lynn V. Petersen, brothers; Lynn M. Petersen and Ronald G. Petersen.
She is survived by five children, Sandy Carter, Bobby Mikkelson, Kelly Mikkelson, Tammy Bingham, Cathy Adams, and one stepson, Blake Lee Adams; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Danny Petersen, Eddie Petersen, and Timothy Petersen.
Jan was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She was a fierce “mama-bear” and no one dared cross her path when it came to her children. Undoubtedly, being the matriarch of her family was her greatest calling in life.
She was known for not holding back her opinion and had a knack for telling it like it is. She told the truth, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. It was the “school of hard knocks” and yes, we were told many times how she had to walk miles in a blizzard to get to school. With that said, she was genuine to a fault, a pussy cat at heart (or lion) and yet she sugar-coated nothing.
These words of encouragement, wisdom, and sometimes comfort, kept us in line, taught us the "school of hard knocks" and gave us something to pass down to our children.
She was an avid seamstress and it was far more than a hobby, it was a passion. There was nothing she could not create. From Halloween costumes, prom dresses and wedding gowns, to clothes for her beloved grandchildren, it was all regarded as an art form in our household.
She will forever be in our hearts, and we can all take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering, and she is dancing with her sweetheart, together forever, in the stars.