Judah Creed Zedlitz

February 28, 2018March 29, 2018

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Though I never got to take my first steps on earth, my story traveled the world, sharing God’s love and power. Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord thy souls to keep. Though I’ve gone, God’s love will stay, can’t wait to see you all one day.

Judah Creed Zedlitz was born February 28, 2018 in Denver, Colorado and was carried away to his new home in Heaven on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Judah, also known as "Little Lion", was born a fighter! He was born at 24 weeks because of complications his mommy, Heather Zedlitz, was having. Judah was not growing as well as he should have, so on top of that he was 3.5 weeks behind in growth. He was the size of a 21 week baby when he decided to grace us all with his presence. Judah weighed in at a mere 370 grams and stood 10 inches tall. His daddy, Jason Zedlitz, says he was like dynamite, big explosion in a tiny package. Some people call him a “lion” because of his courage and strength. Some call Judah “2.0” because he's gonna be more than his dad could be. His doctors called him “pocket size” because he was so tiny. Judah defied so many odds and though his life may have been short, he was nothing short of a miracle.

Though he's left his family behind, parents, Jason and Heather (Napier) Zedlitz of Fort Morgan, Colorado; grandparents, Mike and Kim Zedlitz of Chandler, Texas and Donny and Mary Napier of Fort Morgan, Colorado; great grandparents, James and Marilyn Zedlitz of Harleton, Texas and John Routh of Kamay, Texas; uncle and aunt, William and Jennifer Harger of Tyler, Texas; uncle, Johnathan Zedlitz of Tyler; and uncle and aunt, Jeff and Brooke Napier of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and one cousin, Kaylee Marcil of Tyler, and many other loving relatives.

Judah is playing in Heaven with his great grandparents, Carolyn and Dal Gooch; great grandmother, Deanna Routh; great grandparents, Ray and Ethel Napier; and uncle, Dustin Napier. There are many others here that you may know, they wanted Judah to tell you that they love you so.

The meaning of the name Judah in Hebrew is "Praise" and the definition of Creed is "A guiding principle."

Memorials are suggested to the Judah Creed Memorial Fund at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 5, 2018

Judah Creed Zedlitz

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Jed and Hannah Flaming

April 4, 2018

I think the greatest thing I can share is how you continue to sow seeds into the lives of people here in the NICU.
I had a nurse the other day ask me if I believe that God has a plan for everyone. She asked me because of you and the faith your parents have shown through this whole journey. Another Doctor said that he normally can’t share his faith but that you were one of the miracles that he will never forget.
They see the lion that you gave my son Hez and want to know the God your parents serve that can love someone like that.
Your name is Praise and you continue to glorify the Lord from your place in heaven.
Your tiny feet have made the greatest footprint and impact that I have ever seen.

And I will never forget you

Barbara Draper

April 4, 2018

From the beginning the Tyler Tabernacle Ladies Prayer group prayed for Judah and for his parents and family. We were saddened to learn that he had so quickly departed this earthly abode and gone home to be with Jesus. Paul, in 2 Corinthians stated it as being “away” while we are here on earth and being “home” when we get there with Jesus. Judah is at home, where we all hope to follow, in due time. We rejoice for him and pray for his family to be comforted until that glad reunion day!

Jeanine Milner

April 3, 2018

Thank you for sharing this sweet baby's short life story with us. Such a sweet name was he given and he fought to stay here on this earth. Jesus had better plans for him and resting in His loving arms was part of that plan. I so loved reading his story daily. I pray Jesus showers His blessings on mommy and daddy and all his grandparents. He was special and especially loved.❤️

Carol Rushton

April 3, 2018

Our sweet Judah...You came roaring into our lives with God's glow shining around your sweet body. Oh how I will miss you and although my human heart cries out, my soul is singing with others that you are with our Lord at this very moment. Our Lord knew how you would touch each one of us and remind us of how special life is. I will cherish you in my heart always. Love you Judah!!!

Virginia Bouissey

April 3, 2018

I was so blessed to read your updates when they posted. Continued prayers for your family. RIP Judah. You made such a difference to so many lives. Condolences to your family.