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Judy K. Williams

May 31, 1958 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 64)


    Judy Williams was born May 31, 1958 and passed away at Union County Hospital Monday morning August 1st, 2022 at 8:15am after years of a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Judy worked at Our Directions in Herrin from 2005-2010, then JR’s Centre in Anna from 2010-2020 and had most recently stated working at MAP in Karnak.  She was semi-retired, but still had the “drive” to work in between her cancer treatments.  Just last week, Judy was enjoying her time in retreat, crocheting and joking with her friends. Years ago, Judy was also employed at Anna McDonalds and worked in the lobby. 

     She took her job there very seriously.  Judy, no doubt, was a hard worker, but her most important role in life was being Crystal’s mom. She doted on Crystal for the last 36 years. Judy also had many very close friends at Chamness Care, where she lived for 17 years.  Her best friend, Donna, will miss her terribly.  She has vowed to “help take care” of Crystal in Judy’s stead.  Judy’s friends and staff who have become like her family, will miss her sweet spirit. A very special thank you to Mary for years of love and support and Brad for most recently caring for Judy.  Along with the amazing staff at Market House, they were her lifelines. Judy was a Member of the Mill Creek Baptist church in Mill Creek, Il. The church was a shining light for Judy for many years.  The congregation welcomed Judy, Crystal & Donna with open arms. She truly made an impact on those around her.

     Judy was preceded in death by her parents Charles Williams and Jacqueline Kovse-Williams. Judy is survived by her daughter Crystal Williams, sisters Barbara Yrjanson (Columbia Illinois), Annette-Sissy (Arkansas),Vicky Todd (West Frankfort) and brothers, Marty Counts (West Frankfort, IL) Steven Woods (Herrin) and Charlie Williams (Thompsonville) as well as her huge Chamness Care family. 

   Services will be Thursday, August 4th at 10am at Rendleman Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  Services will be officiated by Tasha Faire and Rev Bobby Richardson. 


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Funeral Service
August 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Jonesboro
800 Public Square
Jonesboro, IL 62952

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