Jackie Judy, age 70, of Gulfport, Miss., passed away peacefully on April 9, 2016 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville, Miss. after an extended illness, with her husband Ed and daughter Chloe at her side. She was born April 11, 1945 in Hartford, Ala.[private]
As a devoted, loving wife and military spouse, she traveled with her husband and resided at various locations throughout the United States and abroad, but called Gulfport home for over the last 35 years. Jackie was a dedicated DOD civilian employee as well, working in various positions for the Department of the Navy and Air Force, and retiring from the Human Resources Service Center Southeast, Stennis SC, Miss. on February 28, 2013.
Jackie was an amazing woman who loved life, the Lord that she served daily, her family, and the many friends she made at HRSC Stennis and elsewhere throughout the years. She was a loving, giving person who will be remembered for her big, beautiful smile (until the very end); a loving heart; boundless energy; fantastic cook; and working always to bring lost souls to our Lord Jesus Christ. She never met a stranger or missed an opportunity to share the love of the Lord and to pass out her little red “prayer cloths”. She was a member of Bel Aire Baptist Church in Gulfport.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, George Fletcher Wilkins and Carrie Iona (White) Wilkins; and a brother, James Wilkins; and father-in-law, Harry E. Judy. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Edward “Ed” Judy, formerly of Dorcas, WV, daughters, Donna Lynn (James) Conn, Jennifer (Judy) Hardin, and Chloe Judy; son, Donnie James; brothers, Walter “Dinky” Wilkins and Joby Wilkins; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leda Judy Kite and Jack Kite of Moorefield, W.Va.; a dear friend and caregiver, Sophie Davis; numerous other relatives and friends; and her 4-legged companion, Angel.
A “celebration of life” service was held Saturday, 16 April 2016 at 2:00 pm at Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport; Burial was in the Lahmansville cemetery on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 with a grave side service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Greg Rotruck officiating.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport and the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va are serving the family. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association.
An online guest book may be signed at www.riemannfamily.com. [/private]