Judy Carol Roachell Wilson, 76, of the Garland Community passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family members. Judy was raised in Atoka, Tennessee, in a family of ten children. Before graduating from Munford High School in 1962, Judy was a star basketball player at Munford, and her team spirit was exhibited throughout her life in all of her achievements.
Judy’s professional life had many successes. She retired as human relations manager at Turner Dairy after a 37 year career. She was Past President of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee for the Tennessee Growers Education Foundation, and took pride in volunteering at Baptist Tipton Gift Shop and Baptist Hospital Auxiliary.
Judy was a servant of her church, Garland United Methodist Church, where she had served as a church Trustee, Chair of the Church Council, President of the United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher, and talented choir member.
She leaves her husband of 56 years, Byron Wilson, her daughter Kelley (Wade) Gray, of Covington, and her son Brandon (Kathryn) Wilson, of Munford. She also leaves her grandchildren, Rylee and Wesley Gray, and Jonathan and Drew Wilson whom she dearly loved. Judy enjoyed traveling extensively with her grandchildren to show them God’s creations. Surviving siblings are Doris (Charles) Harkness, Faye Kitchens, Linda Lavelle, Bobby Roachell, Patricia Pinner, Elaine Brantley, and Mickey Elam. Judy also leaves a host of loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Bennie Roachell, her mother and stepfather, Bruce and Mary Ella Elam, brother Rickey Elam, and sister Jeanette Brown.
Family will receive friends and family at the Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington, Tennessee, on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the Indian Creek Cemetery.
The family asks in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Garland United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Burlison, TN 38015.
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