Judith (Judy) Gayle Edmonds Simpson, 67, of Saginaw, Texas went home to Jesus on Friday, May 14th at 16:22 hours. She went peacefully at her home in the presence of her husband, Don, and all of their children.
Judy was born on February 5, 1954 into the large family of Luther Watkins Edmonds and Gladys Louise Edmonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. She married her husband Don in 1975 and together they set out on their journey of living their dreams. Judy enjoyed sewing and crocheting blankets and doilies. She was a big fan of the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Cowboys. She relished sitting on her back porch with her dogs and flowers. She had a gift for raising African violets. Judy had a long career in the nursing home field where she served as a CNA, Medication Technician, and Activities Director. She had a passion for preserving the rights and dignity of the afflicted.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, brothers, Harold Watkins Edmonds, Luther Royal Edmonds, and Thomas Ozlin Edmonds; sisters, Doris Marie Edmonds, and Barbara Ann Edmonds.
She is survived by her husband, Don and five children, April (Steve) Sumner of Lewisville, Texas, Toni (Lawrence) Sutton of Corinth, Texas, Don (Sally) Simpson of Lake Worth, Texas, Barbara (Tony) Kuhns of Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, and Angela (Kelly) Robinson of Fort Worth, Texas. Judy believed she had been truly blessed by her seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Dare Williams of Brodnax, Virginia, Ceil Nagle of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, James Edmonds of Dundas, Virginia, Clyde Edmonds of Richmond, Virginia, Mary Bartle of Boone, North Carolina and Faye Hudson of Chase City, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In accordance with Judy’s wishes, following cremation, a celebration of her life will take place at a later date in lieu of funeral services. Contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.
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