OBITUARY

Janie Ramon Taylor

July 24, 1961May 8, 2019
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Janie Ramon Taylor, age 57, of Houston, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 8, 2019. Janie was born on July 24, 1961 in Sinton, Texas by Corpus Christi, to parents Ernestina N. Ramon and Cipriano Ramon. She was raised in Odem, Texas until the age of 5, then moved to Houston, Texas. According to Janie, "We had the most loving and caring upbringing; family was always first in all we did. She loved music and ended up playing the flute in "The Big Red Marching Machine" for MacArthur High School. Her growing of age years were a little challenging but she never lost her way, thanks to her parents. Janie became a "Mommy" at the age of 19. She was married and wanted a child more than anything; it was all she ever wanted to be. Jonathan was her first born, then Jennifer and last Joey. She was extremely proud of her children as they were hard workers and amazing parents. although she did not have a college degree, she worked hard and continued to learn, and was so successful that she had "college degreed" employees that answered to her.

Janie was recognized by JP Morgan Chase for the state of Texas; which earned her and her daughter a trip to New York for 4 days to attend a dinner and explore the city. Janie worked a lot for the American Cancer Society. While working for them she received an award for raising so much money and communicating the need for help, via TV and print.

Left to cherish her memories are father Cipriano Ramon; mother Ernestina N. Ramon; daughter Jennifer Renee Stout and her husband Bryan; son Jonathan Glenn Taylor and wife Ashley; son Joseph Robert Taylor and wife Caitlin; grandsons Mason Reilly Stout, Michael Reed Stout, Liam Jonathan Taylor and Colin William Taylor; granddaughter Audrey Grace Taylor and Gemma Ann Taylor; sister Cindy Ramon; brothers David Joseph Ramon, and Michael John Ramon.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brooksidefuneralhomelauder.com for the Taylor family.

Next of Kin: Jennifer Stout 19627 Teller Blvd Spring, Texas 77388

  • FAMILY

  • Cipriano Ramon Jr. and Ernestina N. Ramon, Parents
  • Jennifer Renee Stout and husband Bryan, Daughter
  • Jonathan Glenn Taylor and wife Ashley, Son
  • Joseph Robert Taylor and wife Caitlin, Son
  • Cindy Ramon, Sister
  • David Joseph Ramon and wife LaShawn, Brother
  • Michael John Ramon and wife Jana, Brother
  • Mason Reilly Stout, Michael Reed Stout, Liam Jonathan Taylor and Colin William Taylor, Grandsons
  • Audrey Taylor and Gemma Ann Taylor, Granddaughters
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Ramon Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christopher Ramon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Andrew Ramon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Ramon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew Ramon, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

23 May

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brookside Funeral Home

13747 Eastex Fwy
Houston, Texas 77039

24 May

Memorial Service

10:00 am

St Leo The Great Catholic Church

2131 Lauder Rd
Houston, Texas 77039

24 May

Committal Service

11:30 am

Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Fwy
Houston, Texas 77039

24 May

Celebration of Life Reception

1:00 pm

Italiano's Restraurant

217 FM 1960 ByPass Road East
Humble,, Texas 77338

Memories

Janie Ramon Taylor

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David Ramon

May 15, 2019

Too many Janie was a sign of inspiration she helped others live life to the fullest by her example. To me she was there since my beginning , I remember childhood giggles, Colorado vacations and I'm so glad we drove instead of flew. She let me hang with her older friends, she gave me credibility, how cool is that for a sis. She let me drive her Mustang so I could hang with my friends, probably not the smartest thing to do but man how trusting and giving was that. She could be a bit controlling so I'm sure she's in heaven letting them know how they can improve things up there lol. My memories of her will always be our childhood, driving to school together, watching each others backs. Often people would ask if we were twins. She would always tell me "Our Blood is STRONG!" Love you sis.

Donna LeCLere Barlow

May 15, 2019

So many memories from years ago of Janie and her sweet family. I haven't seen in many years but many good memories growing up with the families across the street. She always had such a sweet dimpled angelic smile. Janie rest now as your journey is over now on this earth and it's now time for your heavenly journey.

Wanda Polk

May 12, 2019

Janie was very special to our family. Lamar, Shammara and I would not have thrived through Paul's first deployment if it had not been for Janie and her amazing family. Janie had a smile that could light up the darkest night and a zest and zeal for life that was unparrelled by anyone else that I know. 25 plus years of fighting cancer with the last 15 years at stage 4 never changed her zest and zeal for life. Always expressing love and support to others. Dear friend rest in heavenly peace! We will never forget you and will always love you. Feeling sad yet so grateful that our paths crossed.

Alex Luton

May 12, 2019


With Janie there was no such thing as other people’s kids. While she wasn’t my mother, she was “Mom” to me for nearly 20 years. Time and circumstances would create distance between us but I never had to doubt that she loved me like a daughter. Every time we were together it was like no time had passed. She was a treasured friend, cheerleader, Nana and an inspiration to so many breast cancer warriors. Almost 30 years fighting against that nasty disease. The cancer came, the cancer went, and then it came again. We celebrated remissions, prayed over relapses and crossed our fingers when the clinical trials were our only hope. Yet even on her darkest days it could not take from her the one thing that she always gave so freely - her heart. Janie cared so deeply for her family and worried so genuinely about leaving her kids... not just the ones she birthed but the dozens she lovingly “acquired” over the years. She didn’t want us to hurt for her. She wanted to keep us all smiling. Well, momma - we miss you. You know that. But we still smile knowing that we’ll see you again.

Karen Witkowski

May 12, 2019

Like so many others my thoughts are with Janie's family. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of Janie and her family, they were the joy of her life. I would like to acknowledge the work of her life...her personal fight with cancer. I met Janie in 2006 when I started working with her daughter Jennifer. From the beginning I was told her cancer was terminal. I was surprised when I first met her that she was so full of life and optimistic, but then that really was who she was! She went through years of chemo and suffered all the side-effects, and that took it's toll on her body, but not her spirit💜 For years,she was heavily involved in the American Cancer Society being the focus of news stories, inspiring others with her will to fight. I remember participating in breast cancer walks that she sometimes was not able to walk in herself, but she was there cheering everyone on. After years of battle she was told by doctors that she had reached the end of treatment and there was nothing else to do but accept her fate. That was when Jaine started clinical trials at MD Anderson. These trials were sometimes helpful and sometimes horrible, they were state of the art untested medicines...the doctors didn't really know what would happen to Janie once she started. She did this for YEARS. Day in day out through the ups and downs reporting back to doctors, fine tuning treatments...all so other people might benefit from the results. Her bravery and stubborn determination inspire me. I also lost someone very dear to me...Cancer is really the worst. But when you are lucky enough to meet someone like Janie you realize that Cancer doesn't have to define your life. Be inspired by her fight and celebrate her life🎉

Elaine McManama

May 12, 2019

Janie and I were prego at the same time when we worked at Benjamin Franklin Savings, as a matter of fact our entire department was pregnant! It was funny. No one in the bank wanted to drink the water on our floor! She was pregnant with Jennifer and me with Shannon. I’ll always treasure our friendship. Janie, I’m glad you got to meet Shannon’s little boy.
Love you girl! ❤️😇

Lisa Gesin

May 11, 2019

I haven’t seen her much since we left Houston, but Janie Ramon Taylor became like family almost the minute we met. She was the first person outside of my actual family who I told when I got engaged, the first person I showed my engagement ring to (in fact, I think Janie, Jennifer Taylor Stout, & Alex Luton were the very first to see it even before my actual family... Joey Taylor May even have been there too!☺️), & she was the first other than immediate family that I told when I found out I was pregnant with Caroline. Janie (& her mom & sister!) & Jennifer we’re always my go-to babysitters when we were out of town overnight! My kids loved her & her family as much as I did (do!)!!! Caroline was even a flower girl in Janie’s daughter Jennifer’s wedding! The Ramon/Taylor family all have THE BIGGEST hearts & embody all the best & most ideal aspects of “family”. They are SO tight-knit in the best of ways. They ALL always embraced me and later my kids as their own & distance has never weakened that.

Janie has fought advanced stage cancer for almost 30 years. In fact, maybe a year or so after I met her, she was given 18 months to live...she lived another approx. 18 years! Her children & grandchildren were her sole purpose
& main passion in life and a few weeks ago her final grandchild was born...she was absolutely determined to know all her grandchildren & she accomplished just that!

I am so sad very special friend is no longer here, but I’m SO THANKFUL that she is finally healed and out of pain. I know she will be watching & blessing her family from Heaven & I know without a doubt they will feel her undeniable presence in their everyday lives!

I love you so much Janie & I can’t wait to spend eternity with you one day!

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Tracy Guara

May 11, 2019

My friend and longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, Janie, gained her angel wings on May 8, 2019. But truth be told, she was already an angel to me and everyone she met.

It was totally a God thing. Janie and I met in 2012 when I was tasked with finding breast cancer survivors for our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. I was given a list of hundreds of names. The FIRST name I just happened to land my thumb on was Janie. As they say, the rest is history. Ever since then, she became an amazing volunteer for us who shared her inspiring story of survival on behalf of the Society, promoting Making Strides and all of our efforts, including advocating at the government level for cancer patients.

I'll never forget when my son was just a newborn, we took him to a fundraiser for Janie. He wouldn't stop crying, but the minute Janie held him, he calmed right down. Janie later told me she could see right through his precious eyes to his soul. She was such a kind and calming spirit who was determined to FIGHT CANCER.

And fight she did...for 28 years. Janie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 30 years old with three small children at the time. When the cancer spread to her bones, she was given 18 months to live. THAT WAS 16 YEARS AGO. Now, her children are grown and married with children of their own. Janie's grandchildren were her pride and joy! She was determined to see it all, and I know she's inspiring all the angels above as we speak. RIP, Janie Ramon Taylor.

Pennie Mutschler

May 11, 2019

I don’t think Janie realized how special and impactful she was. I will never forget her.

Jennifer Stout

May 11, 2019

She was our everything. Our love, laughter, soul, and hearts. Until we meet again Momma, I will miss you!!

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