Janis R. Spring died at noon on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the Baton Rouge General Hospital after a short illness. She was 78 and a native and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired employee of the Louisiana State Department of Transportation Department and worked in cartography. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray C.Schillings, mother Ivy Bordelon Schillings and beloved step mother Ethel Joyal Schillings. She married Eddie Aaron Spring in 1970, and were separated only in death at his passing in 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Melissa Benjamin of McAlester, Oklahoma and son Michael Aaron Spring, of the home. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Noah Benjamin and Madison Benjamin, also of Oklahoma and Aaron Spring of the home. She is remembered fondly by so many but especially her close friend of 58 years, Gayle LeBlanc who was like a sister to her and family. She loved Jesus, people, a good story, her beloved pets and never met a stranger. Her smile would light up the room. She loves to pray and was remembered fondly as one who prayed "sweet prayers". Services will be conducted by Rev. Larkin Harris of First Baptist Church, where she was a lifelong member, on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 2pm in the chapel at GreenOaks funeral home, with graveside burial onsite. A family and friends visitation will be Wednesday, Oct 6, from 5-7 pm at GreenOaks chapel.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2021.