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Janus Lynn Mays

October 25, 1946 — April 15, 2024

Amarillo Texas

     Janus Lynn Mays, a beloved member of the Amarillo community, passed away on April 15, 2024, surrounded by the love and memories she cherished throughout her remarkable life. Born on October 25, 1946, in Amarillo, Texas, Janus was a shining example of dedication, passion, and kindness.
     Janus embarked on an extraordinary journey in the business world when she founded Janus Jewels, a venture that would become a cornerstone of her legacy. For five decades, her craftsmanship and commitment served as a beacon of excellence in the local community. Her dedication to her craft touched the lives of many and left an indelible mark on Amarillo.
     In the realm of education, Janus was a proud graduate of Palo Duro High School. Her pursuit of knowledge was fueled by a thirst for learning and growth, qualities that defined her approach to both her personal and professional life.
     Beyond her career and education, Janus embraced various passions that added depth to her vibrant personality. A race car driver with her own Lotus, she fearlessly navigated life's twists and turns with grace and agility. Her musical talents shone through as she strummed melodies on her guitar, filling the air with harmonious notes that echoed the melody of her soul.
     One of Janus's proudest accomplishments was not only meeting but sharing three memorable kisses with the legendary Elvis Presley himself. The three scarves she received from him served as tangible reminders of these cherished moments that brought joy to her heart. She is also rumored to have shared the cover of Rolling Stones Magazine with Willie Nelson.
     Throughout her life's journey, Janus remained rooted in her faith and community. A lifelong resident of Amarillo, she found solace and peace at St. Mary's Catholic Church—a sanctuary where her spirit found comfort and connection.
     In the embrace of family and friends, Janus found unwavering support and love. She is survived by her sisters Vicki Jordan and Kathy Gibbins; cousins Mona, Paula, Becky, and Don; niece Melanie; and cherished companion Bentley, her faithful dog. Together they grieve the loss of a woman whose presence illuminated their lives with warmth and affection.
     As we bid farewell to Janus Lynn Mays here on earth, we find solace in knowing that her spirit will continue to inspire us with its resilience and grace. May her legacy endure as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and love that defined her extraordinary life.

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Lagrone Blackburn Funeral Home (Coulter Chapel)

8310 Coulter St S, Amarillo, TX 79119

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Friday, April 19, 2024

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

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