Judith Elizabeth Black

October 1, 1942November 3, 2018
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Judith Elizabeth Black, age 76 passed away on Saturday November 3, 2018. Judith was born October 1, 1942 in Coral Gables, Florida. Judith is survived by her spouse, Forrest Edward Black; daughter Andrea Black Ramirez; son Patrick Edward Black and his wife Tandy; brother Bruce Booher and his wife Barbara; grandchildren; Dylan Edward Ramirez, Nathan Emmanuel Ramirez, Andrew Blake Ramirez, Matthew Edward Black and Annie Abbott. A memorial service for Judith will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77008.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Black family


  • Forrest Edward Black, Spouse
  • Andrea Black Ramirez, Daughter
  • Patrick Edward Black, Son
  • Tandy Black, Daughter-in-law
  • Bruce Booher, Brother
  • Barbara Booher, Sister-in-law
  • Dylan Edward Ramirez, Grandson
  • Nathan Emmanuel Ramirez, Grandson
  • Andrew Blake Ramirez, Grandson
  • Matthew Edward Black, Grandson
  • Annie Abbott, Granddaughter


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Judith Elizabeth Black

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Tracy Frazier

November 9, 2018

Judy was truly an Angel on Earth. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will always treasure the many family holidays filled with laughter, and lots of love. We will miss her smiles and sense of humor dearly.

Jeanette Allen

November 9, 2018

I have known Judy for well over 50 years. She was my friend, she was my sister-in-law. I know her as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter-in-law, aunt, and sister-in-law. Our familys shared decades celebrating the holidays and family celebrations together with lots of fun, food, laughter. We always threw in a bit of silliness just for fun. Judy left our world a better place.

Connie Michalos

November 8, 2018

Judy was a wonderful teacher and a valuable member of the English department at Houston Baptist University. Teaching Jane Austen and the Brontes, she single-handedly saved the 18th century for us. The afternoon teas she hosted for her students fostered close, long-lasting friendships beyond the classroom.
Judy was a gentle, kind lady who was well-loved and who will be missed.

janice cummons

November 8, 2018

We have lost one of the sweetest, most brilliant of people to have graced this earth. Judy, my work neighbor, thank you for showing us where the good dance halls were, where to hear good music, and where to share good times with good friends. You and Eddie took Brad and I under your wing and provided us with some truly enjoyable, memorable evenings. I loved our convos in between classes as well. Your light shines bright in the memories of all of the many lives you have touched, including mine. Your legacy lives on.

Jo Deutsch

November 8, 2018

I was a student of Dr. Black's at Miami Killian Senior High School in the late '70s. Few teachers left such an indelible mark on me as Dr. Black. I am convinced that my strong writing and love for reading was inspired by her. She will surely be missed by students in Florida and Texas and everywhere in between! I send her family much love and support during this difficult time.

Rhonda Frazier-Evans

November 7, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Aunt Judy was a terrific, amazingly strong woman. I will always remember her in happier days, with the red cowboy hat as she and Uncle Eddie headed out to Gilley's. Just a picture of Aunt Judy and her boys!