Willie Janette Townsend Fain, 86 of Direct, Texas passed from this life February 28, 2021. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Pyles Cemetery in Direct, Texas.
Janette was born December 29, 1934 to James Franklin and Bertie Lee (Thompson) Townsend in Chicota, Texas. They moved to Direct, Texas when she was very young and she graduated from Central High School in 1953.
She enjoyed working for the Paris Independent School District and was employed there almost fifty years. She finally retired at age 75.
Janette married B.J. Fain in 1968. They both loved the ranch life and working outside so over the next forty plus years they built a wonderful life together. Her flower gardens were her pride and joy.
Her faith was simple. She believed in Jesus Christ and was a longtime member of Direct Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, B.J.; brothers Byron Townsend, Allen Townsend, and Gene Townsend; son Boyd Fain; and granddaughter, Lori Legate.
Survivors include children, Debra and husband, Casey Walker of Tyler, Joel and wife, Teresa Stephens of Paris, Frances and husband Len DiGiacomo of Dallas, Marilyn and husband, Roland Bellavance of Powderly; siblings, twin brother Sidney and wife, Elaine Townsend of Granbury and Rebecca Stephens of Direct; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the loving and caring staff of the Home Place, Paris. They truly loved Janette and she loved them as well.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Direct Baptist Church.