Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA


Judy Carol Rao

June 5, 1947August 28, 2019

Judy C. Rao, age 72, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. Judy was surrounded by family and passed peacefully in her sleep after living with cancer for eight years. Judy was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew up with her older sister, Barbara, mother, Lorraine, and stepfather, Donald, all of whom preceded her in death. Judy was a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, where she met her husband, Pad Rao. They married in 1968, and had three children – their son, Anand, and daughters Shyla and Chandi. Judy was active in Welcome Wagon, the League of Women Voters, and her children’s school PTAs. A beloved mother and grandmother, Judy loved to paint, draw, write poetry, and make bookmarks for her local library. Judy and Pad moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, after Pad’s retirement in 2005 to be close to their three children, their spouses, and seven grandchildren. Avid travelers, Judy and Pad traveled the world and made friends wherever they went. Judy loved her family, and never read one of their Facebook posts that she didn’t like.

Judy is survived by Pad Rao, Anand Rao, Shyla Jacksonrao, Chandi Lind, Tamara Jezic, Jay Jacksonrao, Erik Lind, Tirzah Rao, Siddhartha Rao, Bennett Lind, Alice Lind, Sebastian Rao, and Tahlia Rao.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Belmont Pavilion.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mary Washington Hospice Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com


26 October

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Belmont Pavilion

Fredericksburg, Virginia


Judy Carol Rao

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Rebecca Fields

September 5, 2019

To the family,
I wanted to find a way to offer my condolences in the loss of your Wife/Mother. The dedication you showed to her as you kept your bedside vigils....touches my heart in a way that words cannot explain. Keeping you ALL in my prayers that you are blessed....with comfort, acceptance...and understanding.
Most sincerely,
Overnight CNA

Judy Jones

September 1, 2019

I remember Judy when they lived in Fairview PA. We were neighbors and our children classmates in the Fairview School District, Sarah and Shyla were in the same class. After Pad retired, and they moved we lost contact with the family. It was later , I call it a God Wink, that Sarah and Shyla were reunited when Shyla was in NY and Sarah was in Princeton, NJ. They both ended up in the DC area. Judy and Pad welcomed Sarah lovingly as a part of their family. And, the rest is history! Anyone who knows Pad, Judy and their family knows their kindness, love and hospitality is a natural part of who they are. This is a one of the many qualities they gave to their children. Judy’s spirit will be carried on by her family. She was an amazing lady and I am blessed to have known here.
We send our love, sympathies and friendship to the Rao Family and May your memories bring comfort to you in the days ahead, Judy and Terry Jones

Gregory & Katie Ray

September 1, 2019

Anand and family.., you are truly in our thoughts and prayers. Its never easy to lose a loved one but know that we are here for you all.

The Ray Family