Janis Wiman


Janis L. Wiman, 67, of Bryan, passed away on Resurrection Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Janis was born on May 31, 1949 in Graham, TX to Thomas and Mary Robertson.  She graduated from Sweetwater High School, attended Hardin Simmons University, and received a BA degree in music education with a concentration in organ from Texas Christian University.

Janis married Bill J. Wiman on June 27, 1970 in Sweetwater.  They served in Christian ministry together in Duncanville; Dublin; Abilene; Wichita, KS; Marshall.  They have made their home in Bryan for the past 32 years, serving together in ministry at First Baptist Church, Bryan.

Janis had great passion for both children and music.  She was a music/choral teacher for Bryan ISD from 1989-2000, and was very active in leading children’s Sunday School and children’s choirs. She also served faithfully in the music ministry of churches where she was a member and most recently as Organist for First Baptist Bryan.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; daughters, Aimee Thompson (Greg) and Anne Wiman; grandsons, Nathan and Justin; her mother, Mary Robertson; sisters:  Becky Hays (Wes), Gayle Hamilton (Gary), Peggy Clark (David).  She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her Father, Thomas B. Robertson.

Family visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Callaway Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan. Interment will be at College Station Memorial Cemetery at 11:00am on Friday, April 21, 2017.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church, Bryan. 

Family and friends will remember Janis for her love and dedication to family, her passion for music and meaningful worship, and for her private ministry of prayer for family and others.

Memorials may be given to the Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Bryan, 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan, TX 77802.

Condolences

  1. The Wiman Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Janis was a very special lady to me. I am thankful to have worked with her for so many years with the Children’s Choirs and adult choir at FBC Bryan. She had a wonderful wealth of musical knowledge and ability. It was such a privilege and blessing to work along beside her and even sing with her. She will be greatly missed.

  2. It was truly and honor and privilege to have known Janis and to have counted her as a friend. Whether prepping for a Children’s Choir production, a church-wide pageant or just a normal Sunday service, Janis was the consummate professional. I spent many an afternoon in the worship center while she practiced the organ. What I will remember most though is her love for the children and the manner in which she directed and taught them. Janis was going to make sure they sang or said their lines just right, but was never condescending or harsh with even the most rambunctious child when in rehearsals. She always approached challenges with the love of Christ, which always shown through her.

    Janis was a truly remarkable lady, in every sense. There is no doubt that the saints in heaven are rejoicing that their sister has joined them. We too can look forward to that day when we are reunited and can all sing praises to Christ together again.

  3. Bill,
    We just heard about Janis. We love you and are praying for you and all your family.
    Steve and Susan Holcombe

  4. I was heart sick to hear that Janis had died, but I know that she would want folks to rejoice in her going home. We will miss her, but we will see her again. We will join her in the heavenly choir singing praises to God throughout eternity. What a day that will be!

    Bill, I pray that you will be comforted with the sure knowledge that your wife, your friend, your soul mate is with the Lord.

  5. Bill and family our hearts ache for you with the loss of Janis. We do know that there is rejoicing in heaven and all of her pain is gone. Know that you will be in our prayers.

  6. Dear Bill and family,
    Words cannot express the deepest desire to comfort in such a time of letting go. One can only hope that your journey through this valley of the shadow of death is filled with all good memories and they continue to be foremost in your heart and mind. I know there is comfort in knowing that there is another world to which we, who know the Lord, will go and spend eternity. It is promised to be without the pain and suffering that we experience here. May the Lord continue to bless your family as you continue your journey. Ann Forsthoff

  7. Wiman Family,

    Janis will be remembered fondly as a Christian lady, a music ministry leader and the very example of a faithful church member. We are sad for your loss; we are comforted by knowing she is rejoicing with the victory over ill health in the presence of our Heavenly Father and many friends who have gone on before.

    Varisco Family

  8. To Bill and family,
    Your loss is our loss and Heaven’s gain. To walk into God’s Kingdom on Easter Sunday gives me a great spiritual uplift, comfort, and hope for what God has in-store for us all who believe. Janis left such beautiful memories for us to cherish and share of her life on earth with us. I’m pondering that she is playing the golden organ and Karen is singing in the Celestial choir. What a awesome praise worship it must be there by the family of God. God be with you and your family at this time as we all celebrate Janis’ homecoming. Love and hugs, Mel & family

  9. Bill. My family was saddened to hear of Janis’ passing. She was a remarkable servant of the Lord and touched countless numbers of lives, including the members of my family. She definitely earned the “well done good and faithful servant” designation. I remember her kind, loving and expert supervision of my Sunday class teaching preparation. She was gifted in so many ways and used her talents and Godliness to every ones benefit and to the service of the Lord. God bless you and your family during this time of sadness and joy. In Christian love and support, Dick, Cathy, Stephanie (and family), and Elizabeth.

  10. To Bill and Family,
    Your loss of beautiful Janis is our loss and Heaven’s gain. For her to walk into Heaven on Easter Sunday was a wonderful testimony of the life she lived. It was so inspirational to me to know of this when I first heard of it from Melissa’s Bible Fellowship’s e-mail Sunday noon. The feeling of hope, comfort, and joy just strengthened my faith in knowing that God takes care of His children. At the same time, I can picture this in my heart that Janis is playing the golden organ and Karen singing in the Celestial choir praising God in the highest. Though missed, Janis will always be in our memories for the lives she has touched and made them so much better on earth. A few Sunday services back, I had a chance to hold her hand to thank her and wish her well and not knowing that was the last time that I would see her. My heart aches for you and your family but rejoice that she is free from suffering and pain and freely walks the streets of gold. May the Lord guide, protect and comfort you and your family as you look to the future without Janis. Love & Hugs, Melvin Lai & Family

  11. Bill so sorry to hear of you loss my deepest sympathy to you and you family .my prayers for you and your family is that God give you strength to go on.

  12. Dear Bill & family,
    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your beautiful little Janis. I pray that God will give you strength during this time of great sorrow. The great thing. that we as Christians have, is the assurance that we will see our loved ones again and that keeps us going until that day arrives.
    Love, Shirley Williams

  13. Bill,

    Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your precious wife Jan. We pray that God will continue to give you and your family peace and comfort in the coming days.

  14. To the Wiman Family: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Janis. She was an important person to our family and to the church. She will be missed by this community and we offer our deepest condolences.

    The Hancock Family: Becky & Bobby Grimes, Cindy & Jeff Hancock, Kathy Eddens, Lucy & Jay Givens, and Nika & Jubal Hancock

  15. Bill,
    Sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady. We remember both of you fondly.

    Margaret and Dudley Swofford

  16. I was so sorry to hear that Janis had passed away. My sister Judy and Janis were best friends from sixth grade and were in each other’s weddings. I went to school with Peggy,and our families knew each other well. My husband Robert went to school and graduated with Judy and Janis. I had not seen Janis for many years but I have so many memories of Janis being at our house when I was growing up. So thankful for the blessed hope and assurance we have that we will see Janis again! We pray for peace and comfort for each of you that only He can give.
    Robert and Jana (Dunn) Daniel

    • Jana
      Thanks so much for your sweet note on the guest registry.
      We’re sad yet rejoicing in the certain knowledge that Janis is now completely healed and at peace with our Lord.
      We are curious to know how you found out. We would like to have an update on your family. You can email me at pfrclark4@gmail.com or call or text at 850-524-4328.
      Thank you for writing to us
      Peggy

  17. Dear Bill, Aimee and Anne,

    Jo and I were saddened to learn of Janis’ passing on resurrection Sunday, but know that she in now in the presence of Jesus. We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral and Celebration of Life Service, but please know that our prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

    We cherish the memories and friendship that we had over the many years while serving at First Baptist Church Bryan and will always hold a special place in our hearts for all of you. Phil. 4:6-8 will give you comfort knowing that Christ cares for you. May God’s blessings overflow you.

  18. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Bill, and all your family. Much love and dear memories- Becky and Steve Larkin

  19. Bill, Aimee and Anne,
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers this week. Janis blessed many lives. May you be comforted by memories and the peace that God gives.

  20. Bill and Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of your loss. We remember all of you fondly! Janis was such a precious lady and served the Lord so greatly. I remember our children in her children’s choir and in the musicals. We are so thankful for her ministry and yours among us. It was a special time.
    Cherish the many wonderful memories! Our prayers are with you and your girls, Aimee and Anne.
    Cary and Laurie Workman

  21. Bill and girls,
    I am so sorry to hear of Janis’ passing. I know she experienced an Easter Sunday like no other. Can you only imagine the glorious music she heard? I remember you with such fondness back at Pioneer Drive. I still remember that one of my first babysitting jobs was for you all. I was so proud to have been entrusted with your precious girls. I really enjoyed seeing the photo tribute of a life well lived and a woman who was well loved. She is safe now in her Heavenly Home where there is no night and no pain.
    Keeping you all in my prayers and happy memories,
    Sarah Pogue Beebe
    Midland, TX

  22. Bill and girls,
    We just grieve with you over losing of Janis. She became a very important friend in my life while our time was at First Baptist. She was shopping buddy, eating buddy, and listening companion. She was so special to everyone and I will truly miss her with all my heart. Every time I look at my lillies growing I remember our trip with the husbands attending. What a fun day to have fun and shop for plants. We had a lot in common . Lynn and I will forever treasure those short years together and cherish her unconditional love. Sorry we had to miss the celebration service but know of our love for Janis. We will see her again. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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