Judy B. Justice Durham died peacefully on June 24, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born May 16, 1940, in Forreston, Texas to Richard E. (Dick) Justice and Oretha Hobbs Justice. Judy tackled lymphoma with bravery, dignity and faith and was an inspiration to her family and friends.
Judy graduated from Forreston High School and attended East Texas State College and was a founder of Alpha Phi. She was employed with Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Company for 25 years, retiring as an HR Manager after being transferred from Dallas to Syracuse, New York and Tampa, Florida and returning to Dallas. After retirement, she worked at Waxahachie Bible Church and then at Grant and Weedon, CPA. She was a member of the Ellis County Cowboy Church; was a founding member of the Wildflower Book Club and was affiliated with Ellis County Master Gardeners. She also served on the ARB of the Ellis County Appraisal District. Judy had a servant’s heart and had a passion for travel. After her diagnosis in 2017, her goal was to see her last granddaughter get married and then to see her great-granddaughter’s birth. She achieved both of those goals and the last interaction she had was with her 5-month-old great-granddaughter.
Judy is survived by her husband, George Durham of Waxahachie; sons, Jeffrey (Rhnea) Barnes of Chandler and Scott (Kim) Barnes of Red Oak, stepdaughter, Deana (Josh) Benninger of Adkins, TX; brother, Richard (Marty) Justice of The Woodlands and sister, Cindy (Dennis) Smith of Waxahachie. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Taylor (Dillon) Wenberg of Forney and Morgan (Wesley) Thompson of McKinney, Emily Benninger, and her great-granddaughter, Charlie Rae Wenberg; and uncle, Wes (Mary) Hobbs of Seal Beach, CA. She is further survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 27th from pm 5:30 – 8:00 at Boze-Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie. The service to celebrate her life will be Friday, June 28th at 1:30 at the Waxahachie Bible Church.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to a charity of your choice.
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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