Judith Ann Henry, 78, of Chattanooga, TN died July 3, 2021 at Life Care Center of Athens, TN.
She was born May 15, 1943 in Pine Bluff, AR, the daughter of John Hudson Henry and Ella Thweatt Henry. Judy graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1961 and Ouachita Baptist University in 1964.
A bookworm from a young age, Judy earned Master’s degrees in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. She did research at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She taught elementary school and high school in different states, and in the summers spread the gospel through Operation Mobilization. She embraced this mission work full time. Her story led her back to the states to Precept Ministries, Chattanooga, TN. She was hired as an accountant but they discovered she had a heart for counseling. Judy was so ministry minded and so Christ like. She could see people the way God sees them. She knew this life wasn’t about her – she knew it was about “HIM”. She served Precept Ministries as a prayer counselor for 30 years, bringing healing and joy to other’s stories and in the process, enriching her own.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and a niece, Laura Duncan. She is survived by sisters, Carolyn Henry Elms (Mac), Pine Bluff, AR, Betty Fain (Randy), Pearland, TX, and Evelyn Wheeler, Chattanooga,TN, and a brother, John Henry, Jr (Gwen), White Hall, AR. Nieces, Andra LeNarz (Sam), Petal, MS, Leah Whitton (Cecil), Pearland, TX, Nephews, David Crossett(Sharon), Centerton, AR, Jon Crossett(Susan), Helena, AR, and Seth Henry (Sherry) Huntsville, AL. She is also survived by five grand nieces, five grand nephews, and five great grand nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge her sisters and brothers in Christ that have supported Judy in all her endeavors and during the recent months of failing health - Dianne Williams, Alta Wheeler, Yuvonne Cornell, John and Carolyn Capp, Jim and Pat Hangstefer, Eileen Mason, Eric, Brook, Sam and Beth Hutson, Fred and Christina Wiechmann, Lowell and Molly Farlow, Kim Hill, Thomas and Lil Campbell, Mark Waits, Tom and Sandra Frazier, Tim and Debbie Frazier, Anne Woodiwiss, Al and Mary Madeline Whittinghill, Kay Arthur, Pat Johnston, Martha Miller, Sherry Glover, Pam Schrader, Kay Barker, Jess Burnett, Pam Jones, Jodie Essex, Tommy Hammel, Charlene Dubose, Diane Hitt, Carolyn Cox, Jan Jeter, Kathleen Hardaway, Gina Nowell, Paula Ewing, Tanea Grajdieru, Cynthia Smyre, Kathryn Geddie, BJ and David Lawson, Jane Craig, Heather Woody, and the Staff at Life Care Center, Athens, TN and Elmcroft, Chattanooga, TN.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Giving Hope to the Homeless, chattanoogarescuemission.com, 1512 S Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404; or Chambliss Center for Children, chamblisscenter.org, 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Graveside service will be open to family and friends in Memorial Park Cemetery at Pine Bluff, AR, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2021 by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. The services will be webcast live and later recorded on the Fuller Hale-South website (www.fullerhalesouth.com).
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the local arrangements of Judith Ann Henry.
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