Janice Marie Lucas, 55, died Tuesday morning (August 27, 2013) at Appling Health Care System in Baxley after a sudden illness.
She was a native of Waycross, but she has lived the last 20 years in Baxley. Janice worked for the Ware County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and Ware County EMS for 28 years. She recently opened her own business, Sweet Pastimes, in Baxley. She was also a member of Deenwood Baptist Church.
She is the daughter of the late George Gillis and Mildred Carver Gillis Ruth.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Bashlor of Baxley; one son, Jason Dixon (wife, Janice) of Hortense; two daughters, Haley Lamb (husband, Tony) and Caitlyn Maxwell (husband, Keith) both of Augusta; two grandchildren, Kali Clark and Matthew Dixon; one sister, Cathy Gardner (husband, Dub) of Hazlehurst; one brother, Larry Gillis (wife, Lavada) of Waycross; several nieces and nephews, Jacob Gardner, David Gardner (wife, Stephanie), James Gardner (wife, Candice), Linda Franklin (husband, Derek) and Larry Gillis, Jr.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday (August 30) at Deenwood Baptist Church. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Music Funeral Home.