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Sarah Jane Atkinson

08/19/1939 ~


Loving wife, mom, grandma (Maw-Maw) and great-grandma, Sarah Jane Atkinson, went home to the Lord on February 5th, 2023 after a battle with lymphoma. Jane was 83 and was surrounded by many loving family members and friends when she passed. Jane was born to Eddie and Hazel Strader on August 19th, 1939, in Cleveland, Oklahoma. While living in Sperry, Oklahoma, Jane graduated Sperry High School. She realized her passion for music, softball, puzzles, and numbers. March of 1965, she met her best friend & husband, James (Jim) Atkinson. An engagement followed in June of that year and the two were married on April 15th, 1966. December of 1968 began another passion of hers, motherhood, with the birth of her first son, James Atkinson II.  Her second son Jeffry Atkinson followed in May of 1974. May of 1990, Jane was blessed with another new title, Grandma/Maw-Maw.  There would be 5 more grandkids to complement that title. In 2014, another title of hers arrived, Great Grandma, with the birth of the first of 3 great grandkids. She was passionate about sharing the love of our Lord with others and was an integral part of Plum Grove Assembly of God church. A loyal servant to God, Jane spent many of her hours dedicating her life to Secretarial and Treasury work for the church. Now that Jane has passed into the arms of our Lord, we should remind ourselves that while this is the end of Jane’s physical life on Earth, it’s the beginning of an eternal and beautiful journey for her. She is survived by many loving family members, including James Atkinson, husband; James Atkinson II, son & wife Angela Atkinson; Jeffry Atkinson, son & fiancé Kimberly McCowan; Krina Traywick, granddaughter and husband Jeremy Traywick; Evan Atkinson, grandson and wife Lauren Atkinson; Tyler Atkinson, granddaughter; Liam Partain, grandson; Steven Bolt, grandson; Brandon Atkinson, grandson; Jane Small, great-granddaughter; Obadiah Atkinson, great-grandson; Samson Atkinson, great-grandson; Hazel Hallford, sister; Billy Strader, brother.      

Service Information

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday at Plum Grove Assembly of God, 931 FM 2090, Splendora, Texas 77372. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon. Graveside services will be after the church service at 2:00 p.m. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038.

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3 thoughts on “Sarah Jane Atkinson”

  1. I remember the first day that I
    started working at Whataburger.
    It was the day I met two
    wonderful people, Miss Jane and
    Mr. Jim.
    Both are very dear and loved by our
    Whataburger (988) team that met
    Miss Jane always smiling as she
    walked through the doors.
    I will so miss her but rejoice in the fact
    that she is with our Loving Father in
    She was more than a friend, she was
    like a Mom, a councilor, a sister..
    me she took on whatever role to
    put a smile on my face.
    I wonder as the Lord is preparing her
    table if she’s telling Him she wants
    her eggs well done, well done, well
    I love you Miss Jane.
    Mr. Jim, you are in my thoughts and
    prayers. You are very special to us
    at Whataburger and we love you
    and grieve with you.

  2. Bro. & Sister Owens

    When y’all came to our church and Splendora, brother Owens and I were blessed dearly, where are you. We will never forget the many good times, the choir tours, the choir practices, the couples socials, and so many many more plus the outpouring of the precious Holy Spirit. We love you Jim sorry for your loss, but we will all be reunited in heaven.

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