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In Memory of

Judy Judy Booth

December 18, 1922 - October 6, 2016

Obituary


Jurelle "Judy" Booth, 93, moved to her eternal home on October 6, 2016. She was born in Middletown, Georgia on December 18, 1922, to parents Charlie and Quillie Pitts.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Allen Reed officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Milton Pitts and Vernon Pitts.

Jurelle "Judy" Booth, 93, moved to her eternal home on October 6, 2016. She was born in Middletown, Georgia on December 18, 1922, to parents Charlie and Quillie Pitts.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Allen Reed officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Milton Pitts and Vernon Pitts.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Aikin and husband Mike; son, Richard Booth and wife Megan; grandchildren, Ashley Van Aikin and wife Carla, Amy Byrd and husband Kevin, Emily Berry and husband Brian, Russell Booth and wife Tawney, Justin Booth and wife Sharon, Kaylea Booth, and Bedford Booth; great grandchildren, Alexandra Rayburn and husband Jacob, Davis Byrd, Olivia Byrd, Abigail Byrd, Eliza Berry, Josephine Berry, Hudson Booth, Avery Booth; great-great granddaughter, Brooke Rayburn; sister, Lois Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Judy was a strong, resourceful, and independent woman. Upon graduation from high school in Bowman, Georgia (population 500) , she left home to find work, first flipping burgers in South Carolina and later moving with her friend Evelyn to Atlanta, Georgia. When World War II broke out she and Evelyn moved to Aberdeen, Maryland where she worked at a defense plant that refurbished military tanks. She didn't weld, but she dressed the part of Rosie the Riveter.

While working in Aberdeen she met her future husband Bill, who was in the army. After their marriage she continued to work after he was shipped to Europe. Upon his return to the states they first lived in Paris, Texas, then Abilene, and Dallas. In 1962 Judy and Bill returned to Paris when they purchased the Plymouth Chrysler dealership, and Judy split her time keeping the books, keeping a house and raising her children. Rarely did she miss one of her children's activities or church on Sunday.

Judy was a Southern woman, graceful, warm hearted, polite, and a great thinker. Her smile was the smile that helped others feel accepted and loved.
Judy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas, Abilene, Texas and Nacogdoches. She was active in her Sunday school classes, and including the Fireside Sunday School in Nacogdoches. She enjoyed being part of her communities and was an active member of many organizations including Beta Sigma Phi, Women's Club of Abilene, Book Clubs "Tex Anna", Abilene Philharmonic Club, Newcomers and Friends, Daughters of American Revolution, and the Republican Women's Club to name a few.

She was a strong Christian woman who lived her values and was liked by everyone that met her. Judy was most proud of her family, especially the grandchildren and the great grandchildren. Nana, as she was called, was never too old to get on the floor and entertain her little friends. They loved her. When she had free time you would find her reading books, entertaining friends, or traveling around the world. Her loving spirit will be missed.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Ledet and his staff. "We lovingly thank Undra, Dee, Talitha, Janice, Dorothy, and Tamra for their patience, love, and care that they extended to our mother."

Memorial Contributions may be offered to Hospice of East Texas, Alzheimer's Association, First Baptist Church Music Ministry, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.