Judy Kay Neely, 70, of Batesville passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born January 29, 1949, to the late Searcy and Lillie (McCoy) McCurn. She was of the Christian faith and served the Lord as a member at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville. Judy loved to fish, sing, cook, and travel, especially when it came to trips to Tunica, MS to the casinos. Judy also developed a joy later in life for scrolling Facebook and playing games on her tablet. She enjoyed setting around with her friends but more than anything she adored her family, especially her grandchildren.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers: Joe Glenn McCurn, Raymond McCurn, and Jimmy McCurn, one sister Shirley Thompson and one granddaughter, Stormie Neely. She is survived by her two sons, Bryson Neely and Manrecio Neely, two daughters, Sonya Rucker (Sherman) and Judith Rochelle Ford, one brother, Terry McCurn, one sister, Doreen Watkins, her beloved grandchildren: Terrence Ford (Jasmine), Sir Hughes, Alex Barnes, Jessica Rucker, Elijah Cannon, Max Rucker, Whitney Surrell (Angela), Kiana Bristow (Jordan), Addison Neely, Cabry Neely, Chaz Wells, Devin Neely, Jayden Neely, Elijah Neely, Dylan Chastain, and Haley Neely, 8 great grandchildren and 2 special sister in-laws Helen Neely and Debra McCurn. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at White River Medical Center ICU in Batesville, St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR, and Elite Home Health.
Arrangements are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville, AR. There will be a visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Willis Funeral Service Chapel, and a Memorial Service (with repass to follow) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Friendship Missionary Baptist in Batesville, AR at 1 PM.
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