Earlene Nance, age 96, of Orange, Texas, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, March 5, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2021 at, Old First Orange Baptist Church, in Orange, Texas with Brother Keith Meyer officiating services. Family and friends will gather for visitation from 10:30 AM until service time. Interment will follow services at, Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Earlene was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 24, 1924 to Viola (Roden) and Earl Jennings Johnson. She was a resident of Orange, Texas since 1935, where she was known and loved by many. She was a proud and longtime member of, Old First Orange Baptist Church. When life allowed, Earlene was there at the church just about every time the doors opened. Reading the Bible was her daily routine, as she loved learning as much as she could about her God and his promises to us. Earlene loved taking family road trips all over the United States, just as they loved taking her with them, while enjoying her acting like a “cut-up”. She was a perfectionist about her yard and she thoroughly enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play football. When she was doing either of those activities, she preferred to do it undisturbed. Above anything else, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. She attended all their sporting events and was always their biggest fan. Earlene was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her.
Earlene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Robert Eugene Nance; son, Marvin Nance; daughter, Cherry Walton, as well as, brothers, Donald Lee Johnson and A.L. Johnson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Rusty Bailey and Earlene’s favorite son-in-law, David Bailey; grandchildren, Nicci Strother, Todd McManus and wife Jessica, Colby Walton and wife Aimee, Rob Nance, as well as, Danica Nance and Chad; great grandchildren, Trevor Nance, Jennifer Choate and husband Colby, Julianne McManus, Dalton Barnett, Jeron Preston, Trey Spencer, Tae Strother, Preston Nance, Haylee Spears, Caydence Walton, Ryder Walton and Braddock McManus.
Pallbearers honoring Earlene: Jeron Preston, Trey Spencer, Tae Strother, Tyrone Wilson, Dalton Barnett and Preston Nance.
Honorary Pallbearers: David Bailey, Colby Walton and Todd McManus.
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