KEVIL -- Judy Lynn Hutto of Kevil, Kentucky, passed away April 9, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry Dean Hutto; parents, Robert Elliott and Bellva Rogers Elliott; granddaughter, Kristen M. Hutto; and grandsons, Joshua Hutto and Skylar Hutto.
Her memory will be carried on by her partner, Jack Thompson; sons, Jerry Hutto, Jim Hutto; daughter, Jeanette (Jon) Sibley; sisters, Janice (Bob) English, Jean Elliott Moore; grandchildren, Alexandria (Chris) Sibley Holt, Austin (Kara) Sibley, Erik Hutto, Lamont Myers, and Jeff Stone.
When friends and family think of Judy, there are certain things they know to be true: she loved life; she loved her family, she loved her friends, she loved fashion and she loved God.
As a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Judy always shared the importance of faith with her family. Judy was a very religious woman and loved her church.
Her unwavering belief in God helped shape her life.
Judy's beliefs led her to be the compassionate, caring woman that wore her heart on her sleeve.
Her heart was big and she shared her joy with everyone around her; Judy could light up a room simply because she was in it.
Her faith inspired others she knew to care about the less fortunate and beyond it all, trust in God. She was a friend to so many different types of people, whether you knew her for a few minutes, like the new friends she made at every line she ever stood in, or for decades.
Judy had a keen fashion sense which she passed on to her daughter and granddaughter. When you saw Judy in the street she was dressed to the 9's. Judy was in every sense a real "lady" and would not be caught without her hair and makeup done, and would be wearing heels during one of her shopping sprees; of which there were many. Judy was a real stickler when it came to matching. If she woke up and thought, "Today feels like a purple day," then it was an all purple day. From her clothes to her lipstick to her shoes, everything would be a shade of purple. Judy loved to laugh and is smiling down on those of you who are chuckling while you read this and are remembering your favorite quirky color ensemble.
Above all, Judy truly defined the word family. Judy and Jerry married on December 30, 1961, and the family they created were Judy's heart and soul. Holidays and family gatherings were the celebrations they were because of Judy's presence and hospitality.
Every Christmas, Easter, birthday, and major event in her family's lives were hosted by Judy.
Not to mention the fact that she was an excellent cook. Never could you find a more delicious plate of biscuits and gravy than from her kitchen.
Judy was a figure of unconditional love. Love was the major fabric by which she created her tapestry of life. In the raising of her children, the teachings of her grandchildren, and in how she welcomed in new family and friends, her unconditional, strong love is what made her family what it is today.
The world would be much different if Judy hadn't been here. She was the best gift anyone could have received, and having surely gone to Heaven, she will continue to bless everyone with her generous spirit. Knowing Judy, she is probably already working hard as an angel in training, and is well on her way to getting more fashion savvy wings.
Visitation with the family will be held at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebration of life memorial services will also be at Heartland on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 4 p.m. following the visitation.
Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216, 615-865-1101, www.springhillfh.com.