March 5, 1947 – February 10, 2020
Judy Taylor was born Wednesday, March 5, 1947 to Jack and Mamie Taylor of Mt. Pleasant Texas. On February 10, 2020, God reached out his hand and took her home to be with him forever. Judy was preceded in death by: father, Jack; mother, Mamie; sisters, Jacqulyn and Deborah. Judy is survived by: sons, Steven and Brent Thompson; granddaughter, Ashley Thompson; grandson, Jack Thompson; along with several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Judy graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in three years from East Texas State University, graduating in 1968. After teaching high school in South Carolina for one year, she returned to Texas, furthering her education, obtaining her Master’s degree, also at East Texas State, in 1971. In that same year, Judy began her career teaching on the college level, as she was hired by Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, justifying a relocation. Judy remained at Cameron, until she moved to Spring, Texas in 1982 and began her Journey with North Harris County College. The name has since changed to Lone Star College – North Harris. During her tenure at Lone Star College, Judy has held several prestigious positions, climbing the ladder to achieve: Dean of Math, Health Sciences, and Engineering. Nonetheless, in her heart-of-hearts, she was always a Math Professor--FIRST AND FORMOST, where she continued her passion, up until she died. She was a healthy, able bodied woman. However, on Saturday, February 8, a hemorrhagic stroke took her by surprise. She held on for a few days, but Judy drew her last breath at 9:07 AM on Monday, February 10, 2020.
A REFLECTION OF LIFE
Saturday, February 15, 2020
February 17, 2020
The memorial was as inspiring as Judy was. Thank you for sharing so many rich memories. It brought to mind the phrase "you can tell how great a person was by the tears and the laughter they leave behind". So true. I remember Judy participating in making suggestions to Congress about the cancer.gov website. She wasn't satisfied with fighting just for herself. She became an advocate for clinical trials. She talked to my non-majors class a few times about cancer, and answered all of their questions. Because of Judy, I include the website URL on my PowerPoint on cancer. I expect that students have taken advantage of that and I bet Judy has helped people that she had no idea about. I am also on the scholarship committee. I am humbled and inspired by students' stories. Judy is an icon for that type of everyday hero. I am so very sorry for your loss.
February 15, 2020
Ms. Judy you will be truly missed you were a sweet, loving, hardworking, woman that I'm so grateful and thankful to have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing for 6 years. Thank you for allowing me to be your tenant! The family has my sincere condolences.