Judith "Judy" Ann Perry
Little Rock, Arkansas - The world mourns the loss of Judith Ann Perry, lovingly known as Judy, who passed away on August 6, 2023, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and cherished friend to many. Born on March 5, 1953, in Little Rock to Herbert and Frances Hinds (nee Cross), Judy's life was a testament to love, laughter, and creativity.
Judy's bright personality endeared her to everyone she met. Her quick wit and practical jokes brought laughter and joy to those around her. She had an exceptional talent for making people laugh and creating a warm atmosphere wherever she went. Whether it was a witty comment or a well-timed prank, Judy had the remarkable ability to lift the spirits of those fortunate enough to know her.
In addition to her vibrant personality, Judy possessed an artistic spirit. She was an incredibly skilled cook whose meals delighted family and friends alike. Her artistic abilities extended beyond the kitchen as she enjoyed sewing, painting, making ceramics, and cake decorating. There was no limit to her creativity.
Judy found solace and strength in her faith as a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Her voice resonated throughout the church during her younger years as she passionately sang hymns that touched the hearts of worshipers.
Professionally, Judy's intelligence shone bright as she worked as a purchasing agent at Ameron. Her dedication and commitment were unwavering in all aspects of her life.
Those who had the privilege of sharing their lives with Judy will forever hold cherished memories in their hearts. She leaves behind a legacy of laughter and love that will endure through generations.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Alan Perry of Mabelvale, Arkansas; her children: Scott Westbrook of Haskell, Arkansas; Dedra Wood and husband Jack of Traskwood, Arkansas; Melissa Burton and husband Matt of Springdale, Arkansas; and Jessica Maxwell and husband Brad of Conway, Arkansas. She was adored by her grandchildren: Brooke Lindsey and husband Justin, Evan Williams and wife Brandi, Gabbi Wood, Devin Westbrook, Laiken Westbrook, Easton Maxwell, and Eli Maxwell. Judy also leaves behind great-grandchildren: Kynsley, Kole, and Kade Davis; Klay Lindsey; and Karter and Kellan Williams; as well as many other beloved family members and friends.
Judy's children would like to express their sincere gratitude to Alan for taking loving care of Judy and providing her a beautiful life.
Preceding Judy in death are her parents, Herbert and Frances Hinds; brother, Anthony Hinds; and sister, Linda Ruckman.
To honor the remarkable life of Judy Perry, visitation services will be held on August 10, 2023 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Benton, Arkansas. The visitation will commence at 1:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. A burial service will then take place at Mount Harmony Cemetery in Haskell at 3:30 PM with Mitch Noble, Robert Alpe, Mike Brattain, Charles Watts, Steve Garrett and Jordan Garrett assisting as pallbearers.
Judy's spirit will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those she touched. Her legacy of laughter and love will be carried on by all who knew her. As we celebrate her life and mourn her passing, let us remember to live each day with joy and kindness as Judy did. She would want nothing more than for us to continue spreading laughter and love where it is most needed.
In loving memory of Judith Ann Perry - a beautiful soul who brought sunshine wherever she went.