Jane Elizabeth Lemmons

January 25, 1941April 7, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Lemmons died of pancreatic cancer last Friday, April 6th at her home in Montgomery, TX. She was 77 years old. Jane was born in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania to Christine and Henry Embich. She is survived by her husband James, her two sons Leslie, his spouse Carol, Michael, his spouse Kim, and her son-in-law Robert Pare’. She was preceded in death by her oldest child Deborah Pare’, who passed away in 2011. Jane was blessed to surround herself with eight wonderful grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Jane was an accomplished pianist for 67 years and spent her life teaching and playing gospel music. She and her husband James, of 58 years, traveled and ministered in churches all over the USA. Jane wrote the music and helped produced several gospel albums and spent every waking moment attending gospel concerts and playing in local churches every Sunday. Jane and Jim retired from the ministry yet Jane continued to touch lives with her amazing smile and perfect heart for 10 years while working at Cracker Barrel in Conroe, TX. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm with the funeral service starting at 2:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas.


  • James Lemmons, Loving husband of 58 years
  • Leslie Lemmons and wife Carol, Son
  • Michael Lemmons and wife Kim, Son
  • Robert Pare', Son-in-law
  • Deborah Pare', Daughter
  • Christine Maria Harbach Embich, Mother
  • Henry Edward Embich, Father
  • Eight grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Lemmons

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Jim Lemmons

August 5, 2018

I remember the first time I ever met Jane. It was in a dining room of an eating place. Imagine that! I asked, “What’s for dinner?”, “What’s on the menu?” I said, “How about black-eyed peas, mustard greens, and cornbread?” She said, “No.” I said, “Collard greens and sweet potatoes?” She said, “No”. “How about biscuits and gravy?”. She said, “No”. I said, “Well I guess you don’t have anything in here that is good, do you?” She just looked at me. Then our met and I said, “Except one thing!” “Can I take you out to dinner?” She said, “Yes”. After dinner, I asked her if I could see her again and she said, “Yes!” We went out to a hamburger place. She said, “Hold the onions, please?” I knew right then that she was serious, so I said, “Hold mine too!” I remember the first time I kissed Jane. It was our one-month anniversary. I kissed her on the face, at 12 pm midnight, in the dark, just outside the doorway of her house. One of my colleagues said, “I saw that!” That is when I learned that love is blind but the neighbors ain’t! I remember the first time I proposed to a real lady! It was Jane. The only Lady that I ever dated, the only woman I ever loved. She said, “Yes!” I remember our first child. I lost her to her mother at age 6. I remember our second child who I lost to her mother at age 5. Our third child I lost to his mother at age 3 while he was trying to rake leaves in the top of a tree. My kids still love me but she was their mother. We have loved each other for more than 58 years and I miss her.

I love you! Please save me a place along the river of life, I will be coming home soon!


Cathy Hardwick

May 25, 2018

Several years ago the phone rang at my office at the national quartet convention in Louisville Kentucky and on the other end of the line was this delightful voice belonging to Jane Lemmons! She was renewing her tickets for September! She and I fell in love over the telephone and at the next convention we met, hug, and enjoyed such a wonderful friendship. At every convention she always made sure that she came to see us everyday and gave us all a hug, and I can assure you that everyone who worked at the nqc fell in love with this vivacious wonderful lady. And everyone knew her from the ushers and the security and even the president of the board and all the board members. She was special. All through the years, she would call me once a month on her way to work at Cracker Barrel, and we would catch up on news, and her family, and my family, and the concerts that she had just been to and the ones that she was on her way to! Jane was so special. She called me from her hospital bed and told me about being ill and my heart has been broken ever since. She will be missed so tremendously at the nqc and also at all gospel concerts. For me I can't imagine convention without that gorgeous smile and her bright colored jackets. I love and I miss you Jane. Thank God for the promise of Heaven.

Lynda Boehm

April 20, 2018

Our family really missed her last weekend at the concert at FBC New Waverly. No piano player and her sweet welcome. Blessings to her family.

Jacqueline and Gary Lane

April 19, 2018

We first met Ms Jane at a gospel concert in Houston about 4 years ago. Then we ran into her at the National Quartet Convention . It was fun looking for her at the concerts. She was always very nice. I wish I had heard her play the piano. I tried to come to the service, but my GPS just too me to a field... I know she is in heaven singing with the saints.

Sharon Wells Jones

April 15, 2018

My heart was saddened when I learned of Sis Lemmons just today. I have so many wonderful memories with the Lemmons family and for their faithfulness when they pastored our church. And all the fun we had at my parents house. The music she played and sang. She will be missed by many. Praying for Bro Lemmons, Mike, Les and all the family.

Hannah Shrout

April 13, 2018

Aunt Jane was always smiling and kind. When she visited Pa to see her mother, my great-grandmother, she often brought treats for me and my brother and sister. She had a fun personality and I have good memories of her. I’m sure she is enjoying heaven today.

Nell Waltz

April 12, 2018

I will never forget Jane and her piano playing. She was a precious Christian lady who will be missed by so many people. I send my thoughts and prayers to Jim, her two sons and her family. May God bless and comfort all of you.🙏🏻

Rhonda Bone

April 12, 2018

We met Jane at National Quartet Convention in Louisville and enjoyed visiting with her at Houston area concerts and Cracker Barrel. Her ready smile and caring heart were examples to us of a true servant of the Lord. She will be greatly missed by so many. Our prayers remain with her precious family.

Eric & Lori Dehmer

April 12, 2018

Jane's love for music was so contagious and inspiring! We know that while we will forever miss her talent on this earth, heaven is rejoicing with her presence. While we may have been unprepared for her being called to home in heaven, our faithful Savior had planned for her arrival and welcomed her home. We pray that God give you His supernatural comfort that only He can provide to ease your pain, heal your heartfelt loss and that you would KNOW His presence that surrounds you in peace. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.

Pastor Donnie Plemons

April 12, 2018

Dear Jim, our deepest sympathies at your loss of precious Jane. Precious memories of so many years ago - but read through the "memories" and talking with Daneen and David made us realize that the very sweet Jane we knew then lived on for Jesus until her going to heaven. God's blessings and comfort to you and the family. Ps 23 speaks so much ---He is our Shepherd and walks with us through the valley of the shadow.... Praise Him Forever and ever. Love you Jim, Donnie and Becky Plemons