Janet Roux, a long-time educator for Waxahachie Independent School District, wife, mother, grandmother, believer, passed away at home on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 70. Janet was born to Kenneth and Louise Green in Greenwood, Mississippi on March 17, 1949. Her early adult life was spent in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was a graduate of Riverdale High School in 1967. It was also in New Orleans where she met her husband of 49 yrs, Arthur Roux. Married in 1970, they began raising their family in Metairie, Louisiana and subsequently in Slidell, Louisiana before adopting Waxahachie, Texas as her home town in 1987.
Janet showed some of her determination — which she was known for — while earning her college degree in elementary education from the University of New Orleans in 1985 while working and raising two boys.
Janet’s passion for teaching began in Slidell at Boyett Junior High in 1985 where she taught for 2 yrs before moving and taking a teaching position at Waxahachie Junior High in 1987. There, she shared her passion for all things Cajun with a unique teaching style much to the delight of many a student. She was a staunch combatant for the underdog which fueled her passion for teaching as well as her perpetual support for the New Orleans Saints and her many pets (many of which through the years originated as strays). For 24 years, Janet loved on and taught her many children as she always sought to reach and connect with every child in which she came in contact. She was known for an unorthodox but effective teaching style that endeared her to her students. She pushed for ambition and success in young adults as they traversed junior high. She served as yearbook sponsor as well as Washington Warriors leader so she could travel and share her love of Washington DC with her extended junior high family.
After retiring in 2009, she enjoyed RV trips with Arthur and being available to assist in the care of her grandchildren and raising her many pets. She remained active in retirement as a travel liaison for school groups throughout the nation as she served as a guide in Washington DC.
Janet is proceeded in death by her parents Kenneth and Louise Green as well as her in-laws Arthur Roux, Sr and Rita Roux as well as a grandchild Mason Cole Roux of Waxahachie. She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Arthur Roux, Jr of Waxahachie, her 2 sons, Ryan Roux of Houston and Marc Roux of Waxahachie. Janet is also survived by her daughters-in-law Nikki Roux of Houston, Kristi Roux of Kingwood, and Mary Roux of Waxahachie. Janet also leaves her legacy with her grandchildren Braden, Garrett, and Addison Roux of Waxahachie as well as Cashen, Morgan, and Jack Roux of Houston and Nicolas and Isaac Campos of Houston. She is also survived by her sister Jean Byers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her brother Andy Green of Picayune, Mississippi.
A celebration of life for Janet is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Avenue Church 1761 N. Hwy 77 Waxahachie, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10-11:30 am with memorial service to follow at 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be sent to a newly established Janet Roux Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors attending higher education in hopes of teaching. Donations can be sent via mail to 500 Sagebrush Lane Waxahachie, Texas 75165 as well as through Venmo@jrouxscholarship.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165. (972)937-2211