Lanette Jane DyeDecember 7, 1943 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 73)
Lanette Jane Heffington Dye, 73, of Sugar Land, Texas, went home to meet her Savior, Jesus, on Monday, September 18, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to James M. and Agnes Boone Heffington. During the war, her father was present at her birth and had to return to duty. It wasn’t until Lanette was three years old before she was reunited with him again. Lanette graduated from Bellaire High School in 1962 and attended college in Georgetown, Kentucky. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in education in 1966. On December 14, 1968, Lanette married James David Dye.
Lanette had lived in Germany, Virginia, Houston, Duncanville and Sugar Land. While living in Houston, she attended West Memorial Baptist Church. In the Dallas area, she was a part of First Baptist Duncanville and then Fielder Road Baptist. After relocating to the Sugar Land area, she joined Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
Lanette loved serving others. She was always helping in the church, attending or leading bible studies, serving meals, assisting with Vacation Bible School and volunteering at the Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land. Lanette also did volunteer work at a special needs camp.
Lanette’s family was her life. She made each one feel just as important as the other. The only way she would have favorites was to say her daughter was her favorite daughter and her son was her favorite son. Lanette had made friends all over and was a joy to everyone she was around. She took a genuine interest in so many and would pray for everyone.
Lanette joins her husband, James David Dye in heaven; as well as both of her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter Lanae Claunch and husband Steve; her son Mitchell Dye and wife Julie; her six grandchildren Brandon and Kacie Claunch, Morgan, Noah Madeline and Anderson Dye; her sisters Nelwyn Foley and Joanna Nelson; her countless nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws who will miss her dearly.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, September 22, 2017 in the chapel of Sugar Creek Baptist Church located at 13333 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land, Texas. A graveside service and committal will follow at 3pm in Anahuac Cemetery, Anahuac, Texas.