Janet Nancy Collins

March 26, 1954 - October 12, 2020

Janet Collins

Janet Nancy Collins, 66, of Port Neches, died Monday, October 12, 2020. She was born March 26, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Nancy Altemus Ganger and John Frederick Ganger.

Janet graduated from Lamar University in 1975. She enjoyed going to the beach and shopping, as well as going to casinos. She loved to visit with her friends and drink Starbucks coffee. Most of all, Janet enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, David Collins, of Port Neches; sons, Scott Collins and wife, Amber, of Friendswood and Eric Collins and wife, Brooke, of Nederland; grandchildren, Connor, Marlee, Jeslyn, and Jake Collins; and sisters, Cathy Glick and husband, Leonard, of Georgetown and Carol Loupe, of Groves.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nancy and John Ganger.

A gathering of Mrs. Collins' friends and family will begin at 5:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of one’s choice.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
2711 Helena Avenue Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, October 19, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Service
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
2711 Helena Avenue Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, October 19, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (14)

  • Shelly Green

    20 October 2020 at 01:41 | #

    One beautiful lady! Love you Janet. Till we meet again


  • Jeanine Huckaby

    19 October 2020 at 15:13 | #

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I played bunco with Janet. Her laugh and beautiful smile were contagious.


  • Sandy Guidry Crow

    18 October 2020 at 01:08 | #

    David and family, Janet was always a wonderful classy lady and always brought a smile to my face...I know she will be missed by her many friends and especially her family...prayers for peace and comfort, Love Sandy


  • Ginia Busby Burton

    17 October 2020 at 22:54 | #

    Please accept our sympathy during this time of grief. Our prayers are lifted for hope, peace, and the blessings of happy memories for family members and friends.
    Busby family
    So. 2nd St neighbors


  • Jerry Knight

    17 October 2020 at 14:35 | #

    David , family and friends, very saddened to see your loss of Janet. Praying for comfort at this time.


  • Aleta Bodden Goenne

    16 October 2020 at 22:55 | #

    Dear Sweet Friend, so many happy memories of you! Didn’t get to see you often, but always left you with a big smile on my face and a happy heart. You will be so missed! Rest well!


  • Rose Papizan

    16 October 2020 at 01:19 | #

    You will be greatly missed my sweet friend! You had a heart of gold and a beautiful spirit. Until we meet again rest in peace. I love you


  • Denise Bray Hensley

    15 October 2020 at 20:54 | #

    I always admired Janet for her natural beauty and easy going attitude. We became fast friends when I stood beside her in the Indianette line. She had great patience with me — because I always was a far better writer than a dancer.. I am so happy to have reconnected with her years later after our lives and families were established and we were once again Indianettes together at a reunion . We laughed and talked often on FB and even last week, after I knew she was sick, I heard from her in a comment on a pic of the two of us. I couldn’t have been happier or cried harder to know we would lose her soon. What a tough loss at a tough time. I pray for her family and us all.


  • Debbi Hartman Petree

    15 October 2020 at 20:40 | #

    Janet was always a great friend and very outgoing. Janet will be missed by all that knew her.


  • Joni Woodwarad

    15 October 2020 at 20:29 | #

    Janet was a lifelong friend. I will miss running into her at the grocery store and Walgreens and our lunch dates that lasted hours. She was beautiful inside and out. May God’ comfort her family with His grace and peace.


  • Tricky Burchfield Horton

    15 October 2020 at 19:07 | #

    Carol and family - I am deeply sorry for the loss of Janet. You are all in my heart and my prayers. I have very fond memories of spending time with your family on Stella Circle when we were growing up. I know she will be missed. Hugs and love to each of you


  • Gay McCoy

    15 October 2020 at 14:34 | #

    So sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. She was always such a sweet, sweet person to me! Our condolences got to her family.


  • Peggy Drane

    15 October 2020 at 01:19 | #

    Loved to my friend Janet, you will be missed.
    I'm so sorry you've left us so soon.
    We will see you again . . . Peggy


  • Dianna Ronquille

    14 October 2020 at 19:53 | #

    Janet will be missed by so many. She was always a shining light. God bless and keep you David and boys., we love y’all.


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