Judith M. McCrary

Born: Wed., Jul. 8, 1931
Died: Wed., Mar. 28, 2012


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 02, 2012
Location: Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 03, 2012
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Judith M. McCrary

Judith M. McCrary, age 80, long-term resident of Crestview, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview.  After a courageous one month battle against lymphatic cancer, she is free of suffering and communing with her Lord Jesus Christ in His eternal heaven.
Judith was born on July 8, 1931, in Brundidge, AL, to James Daniel and Floy McEachern, who preceded her in death.  She married Everett M. McCrary in Brundidge, AL, on September 6, 1953, who welcomed her into the Lord’s paradise and had “graduated” to his heavenly residence on March 10, 2009.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Susan McCrary of Fairhope, AL; one sister-in-law, Agnes Boan, of Troy, AL, as well as nephews, nieces and other loving relatives, all of whom will deeply miss her.  She will also be missed by her beloved dalmation dog, Cindy.
Judith gave powerful witness to her deep and abiding faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her service to the Lord as a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Crestview, FL since 1956.  She was a “prayer warrior.” Family members and friends alike were blessed by her unceasing prayers on their behalf regarding matters large and small, and were encouraged and uplifted by her calmness, grace, and loving hospitality.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2nd, at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home, 436 West James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 3rd, at First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Avenue, Crestview, FL.  The interment will be a private ceremony at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery and will follow the funeral service.
The family expresses their profound gratitude to Dr. Lee Thigpen, the staffs at the North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, FL; Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL; Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL and Silvercrest Manor in Crestview, FL, for the loving medical care extended to Judith during the last month of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview.  Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com

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Marie Whitlock
   Posted Sat March 31, 2012
I met Judith every week at our favorite place, Hair World. She was always so full of laughter, always uplifting to everyone around her. It was my joy to have known such a beautiful person inside and out.

Helen Kight
   Posted Sat March 31, 2012
I will miss my dear friend Judith always had a up lifting word to share with me. God truly gave me many wonderful years of JOY making Judith's hair beautiful for her I will and do miss her on Friday's Blessing to her family Miss you Judith

Kathy Berry Miller
   Posted Sat March 31, 2012
Zack and I are deeply saddened to have learned of Judith's brief illness and passing. We want to extend our sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Mike, Susan, Agnes, and all the McEachern family as they grieve the loss of such a lovely person. May God bless you and may you find comfort in His love during this time.

   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
She was a very special lady who always tried hard to keep my spirits up. I am very happy to have known her. She will be missed by many. My dearest condolences to the family.

Danny, Pam and Eric McDaniel
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
Dear Mike and Susan,
We are so thankful we were able to visit with Judith in December, what a blessing. We are praying that the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit during this time.
Much love,

Del and Rosina Ward
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
We feel so blessed to have had Judith as our neighbor . She was always a joy to talk to and always ready with a complement. Her kindness and faith were an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was an angel here on earth and we know she will also be one in heaven.

irene thompson
   Posted Mon April 02, 2012
Judith was a beautiful lady. We were often together during the same time at Crestview Physical Therapy swimming pool for at least eight years. We shared the needs of our respective families. She was a prayer warrior, a woman of faith, who loved her God, family, church and community. My condolences to the McCrary family.

Christy Osburn Meeks
   Posted Tue April 03, 2012
One of my favorite memories of Judith is seeing her cutting her lawn on her riding mower, wearing a hat and pearls. She was a gracious, beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Carole Couch Moormann
   Posted Sun April 08, 2012
I met Judith and her Husband when I worked at the Best Western Motel in Birmingham, Alabama when she would come with her husband when he would visit VA Hospital, She was such a kind, sweet, beautiful lady. was so full of joy, and she always had such a spiritual countenance. After I quit working there we kept in touch over the past few years through the mail and occasional phone calls. I loved her precious cards. I treasure that I got to meet her and I was so sorry to hear about her passing, although I do know she is in heaven. God Love her.

Katherine Shelfer
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
Jen and I miss Judith very much