Judith Ann Smith was born in New Hebron, MS on November 18, 1953 to the late Elmer Smith, Sr. and Essie Mae Morris of New Hebron.
Judy (as she was affectionately called) accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age. In the early 1980’s, she joined the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church under the leadership of Edward Harden. However, in the late 1990’s, she began to associate with the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She showed a sincere interest in her personal study of the Bible where she learned many Bible truths and when her heath permitted, she attended meetings.
Judy received her education in the Jackson Public School System. She graduated from Provine High School in 1972. Due to a physical disability, she never worked a public job. However, she lived a full life. Judy’s favorite hobbies included solving puzzles, coloring, crocheting, and listening to a variety of music.
July never married. She lived with her father until his death on August 7, 2000.
Judy fell asleep in death on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Elmer Smith, Sr. and Essie Mae Morris; and two brothers, Elmer Smith, Jr. and Egypt Smith, Sr.
Judith Ann Smith leaves to cherish her memories: two sisters, Ella Ree Thompson (Larry) and Lorraine Smith of Jackson, MS; for brothers, W. D. Smith (Brenda), Mitchell Smith, and Donald Bruce Smith of Jackson, MS and Benjamin Smith of Nashville, TN; eight nephews, four nieces and a host of relatives and friends.
Judy will be dearly missed.