Janice Alford Matar

Janice Alford Matar, 61 of League City, TX, passed away peacefully at her home March 13, 2017.  Janice was born March 2, 1956, to Thomas E. and Kathryn Alford in Beaumont, TX.  She retired from S and B Engineering where she worked in project controls for many years.  Janice was a loyal member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church in Beaumont, Texas.  Janice was preceded in death by her parents.

Janice is survived by her loving husband of 40 years George E. Matar; daughter Leila Matar; son Michael Matar and wife Sarah; sister Joan Sullivan and husband George; brother Glenn Alford and wife Debra; grandchildren Evelyn Moujaes, Julia Moujaes, Zain Matar, and Alexandra Matar; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation in her honor will be held 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, with funeral services 11:00 am, March 16, 2017, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas with Father Michael Pavez officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Michael Matar, Nabil Matar, Habeeb Nacol, Zaid Matar, Alfred Moujaes, and Sami Moujaes.  Honorary pallbearer will be Elias Matar,  Chris Steiger and Syed Mahmood.


  1. Dearest George, Leila & Erik, Michael & Sarah and all the precious grandchildren,

    I’m sending my condolences and love to you all. It was an honor for me to meet Janice in 1995 and to enjoy her company on many occasions. Janice was always so kind to me and I’ve never forgotten that kindness. She truly was a lovely person. God bless you all and keep you during your time of grief.

    All my love,
    Christina Turco-Franklin

    Christina Turco Franklin
  2. Dear Family,
    We have so many fond memories of Janice. Her fun spirit, warmth, hospitality and loving nature drew all of us to her. We share in your loss. May God hold all of you in His strong arms, as He does now with Janice. May the memory of her life always be a shining strength to each of you as you journey on while she lives in your hearts and into eternity. Our love, condolences and prayers are with you now, and for the months to come. With all our love,
    Elie and Judy Bou Kheir

    Judy and Elie Bou Kheir
  3. George,
    David Varner let us know of Janice’s passing, our prayers are with you and the family. Toni’s brother died of pancreatic cancer also so we understand her suffering. I wish we had gotten to know Janice better but we enjoyed meeting her, she was a lovely person.

    Best wishes,
    David and Toni Bost

    David L. Bost
  4. My deep sorrow and condolences are sent to you with love and thoughts. May God bless you all……………..

  5. Even though I am a few years older than Janice, I always looked up to her. I always wanted to be like her. She had a sense of peace about her and everyone felt her warmth immediately. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful friend. Love you to the moon and back Janice.

  6. Dear Matar Family,

    We extend our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful Janice. She was such a lovely sweet lady. She was very kind and caring and loved by so many. May her soul rest in peace, and may God comfort you in your time of grief.

    Love & Prayers,
    Diana & John Schumacher & Matthew Taylor

    Diana Schumacher
  7. We are so sorry for your lose. We’re sorry that we haven’t kept in touch with the family. Praying for comfort and peace.
    Love to all,
    Natalie Hargrove and Nan Gore and families.

    Nan Gore
  8. George: Our prayers are with you and the Matar Family in this difficult time.

    Thank you.


    Bipin Amin
  9. George,
    So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. She was such a nice person and always a joy to be around. She will be missed by everyone. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Laura and Daniel

    Laura and Daniel Tunstall
  10. George,

    Janice was a blessing to all who met her. She touched Laura and I’s lives in such great ways. May God give you strength and bless your family in this difficult time.

    Daniel & Laura Tunstall

    Daniel M Tunstall
  11. Dear family,

    My sympathy is with you, and may these promises from the Scriptures bring comfort and endurance in this time of sorrow. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. Janice will be missed. Peace be with you, dear family.


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