Lawanna Jean Craig

Lawanna Jean Craig


Lawanna Jean “Jeanie” Craig, 65, of Lone Oak, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services celebrating Jeanie’s life was held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Syndor officiating; burial followed at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. 

She was born Dec. 25, 1951, in Midland to the late William Leon Hayes and Joyce Grady Hayes.  She was raised and attended school in Midland.  After graduating high school, she moved to Dallas and pursued a career as a beautician and worked at J. C. Penney in North Park Town Center.  She soon met the man of her dreams and married Joe Craig, Jr. Aug. 2, 1974, in Dallas. They made their home in Carrollton.  After retirement they moved to their home on Lake Tawakoni. She was a very active lady. She enjoyed bowling and in 1988 she became the Quaker State Pro-Am Champion.  She also liked to knit, read, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.  She and her husband loved to travel, taking numerous cruises with friends, taking cross country motorcycle trips together, and taking flight excursion with Captain Joe in his airplane.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, and was a member of the Tawakoni Civic Club.

She is loved and will be missed by her husband Joe; sons, James Craig of Sweetwater, David Craig and wife, Robin of Lubbock, and Billy Craig and wife, Juanita of Rio Rancho, N. Mex.; brother, David Hayes and wife, Bridgette of Midland; sister, Terri Parker of Midland; grandchildren Austin, Wyatt, Logan, and Luke.

Pallbearers were Wayne Hayes, Jimmy Trice, Mark Hawkins, Paul Woodley, Brandon Van Huss, and Joey Craig.

Honorary Pallbearers were Harry Himelright and Jim Banning.