Provence, Alana Louise
In Loving Memory
Alana Louise Provence
6/23/1949 - 4/8/2009
On April 8 , 2009, Alana Louise Provence, 59, of Waco, formerly Wills Point, TX, at this very moment is cancer free and basking in the first light of a new dawn in her eternal life in Heaven. Alana is praising and worshiping her Lord and Savior as well as enjoying a reunion celebration with all those family and friends who preceded her on this journey.
Alana Louise Wilson Provence was born June 23, 1949, in Wichita Falls, to the late John William Wilson and Lois Jane Parsons. The family moved to Dallas for a time and at the age of 10 (5th grade), “Momma Lois” moved her family to Wills Point. Alana graduated from Wills Point High School (Class of ‘67) where she was very active as a Cheerleader, Band and Orchestra, Homecoming Duchess and Editor in Chief the Tiger annual. Nurtured by her loving mother, Lois, Alana’s spiritual life was not neglected, as she and her sisters were very involved with church activities at First Baptist Church of Wills Point. After graduation, she attended Draughn’s Business School and became an Executive Administrative Assistant at First National Bank in Dallas. Ultimately, she moved back to Wills Point where she was Administrative Assistant for several years to the President of First National Bank in Wills Point. Alana culminated her business career by working for her brother-in-law, Perry Bodin at Bodin Concrete in Rockwall, TX.
In the fall of 1994, she began a romance that ultimately lasted a lifetime with a fellow classmate (WPHS- Class of ’67) and dear friend, Tim Provence. The romance turned to love and they were united as one in Christian marriage on April 8,1995 at Highland Baptist Church, Waco, TX where they made their church home as a family. With each passing day, their love and deep friendship grew richer and sweeter. God blessed their home and family and…they lived happily and joyously ever after. Alana’s unconditional love for her family and friends was best expressed by her strong faith, which yielded the fruits of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. She ministered to, and had an impact on, all who were fortunate enough to cross her path, especially her ministry to her family. She enjoyed lasting, loving relationships throughout her life, as making genuine friends was always one of her God given gifts. Alana was, in every respect, a true Proverbs 31 woman and we are all blessed by traveling this road of life with her. Indeed, Alana left this world a better place than she found it which was evident in the seeds of love which she sewed and watered. Alana also loved planting flowers in the springtime and decorating her home to perfection. While her presence on earth in our lives will be sorely missed, her family and friends know that ultimately for believers, one day we will all be together again. We will forever carry the love and sweet memories in our hearts of our time with her. And we are assured that death is not a final goodbye, but a good morning for all those who accept the free gift of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross as their Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Provence of Waco; sons, Jason Wilson of Waco and Tommy Provence of Austin; daughters, Cammy Davis and husband, Leon of Royce City and Tricia Provence and fiancé, James Lyons of Waco; sisters, Loretta Myers of Rockwall, Charlotte Bodin and husband, Perry of Rockwall and Linda McKnight of Garland; brother, Freeman Hoyt Parsons of Canton; grandchildren, Kloee Wilson and twins Kaylee Grace Davis and Jenna Riley Davis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Alana will be held at 1:00xpm, Friday, April 10, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Visitation will be Thursday evening, from 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made either to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 or Providence Hospice of Waco, 4830 Lakewood Drive, Suite 2, Waco, TX 76710
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