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Judith "Judy" Kay Smith

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

(f) 740-286-5640




Judith “Judy” Kay Smith, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on January 1st, 2023. She passed peacefully at home with family. Judy was born September 21st, 1946, in Grants Lick, Kentucky to Glen Davis Smith and Cora Mae Davis.


She is survived by her sister, Jeannie (CB) Riegel; her children: Pat (Norma) Mannering, Shane (Sylvia) Mannering, Scott (Julie) Mannering, Toby (Melody) Mannering, Samantha (Justin) Jackson, and Cayce Markham; grandchildren: Jennifer Ewing, P.J. (Ellisha) Mannering, Brandon (Kayla) Mannering, Codi (Heidi) Mannering, Kristen (Jonathon) Shamion, Tori Mannering, Meghan Mannering, Kayleigh Mannering, A.J. Mannering, Trenton Mannering, Peyton Mannering, Hannah Oiler, Zoe Oiler, Benjamin Jackson, Kaylee Jackson, and Onahlee Markham; as well as many great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents, and niece Judi Renee Kennedy.


Judy was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force reserves. She had many jobs throughout her full life and was known by many titles, but her favorite was mom and grandma. She loved more than anything attending every game, competition, concert, and program. You could always count on her to be in the crowd wearing a picture button of whomever she was cheering on. She enjoyed reading and watching crime fiction and documentaries. You could find her spending time with her family or sitting on the porch when the weather was nice.


Judy touched many lives and will be missed deeply by all.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.


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