OBITUARY

Judy Murphy Lowery

November 4, 1945March 20, 2013

Judith “Judy” Murphy Lowery, 67, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at a local hospital. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Ingleside Baptist Church with burial at 4 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Lumber City, Georgia. Dr. Timothy A. McCoy and Dr. Mark S. Hudgins will officiate. The family will meet friends from 5 – 7 p.m., Friday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street.

Mrs. Lowery, daughter of the late William Manning Murphy and Adia Brown Murphy was born in Atlanta. She was a graduate of Georgia Southern and earned her Master’s Degree in teaching from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Lowery loved teaching and taught in several schools, retiring from Tattnall Square Academy after twenty-five years of service. She was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church since 1979, a member of the Bowman-Crowley Sunday School Class and a member of the Macon Sewing Guild.

She is survived by her devoted family, her husband of 42 years, Charles J. Lowery of Macon; her daughters, Tammy L. Gainey of Macon and Candace L. (Bryan) Evans of Warner Robins. Judy loved her family especially her precious grandchildren, Anna Grace Gainey, Carter Manning Evans and Cameron Hart Evans.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013
REMEMBERING

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Jill Harnesberger Wade

March 28, 2013

Mrs. Lowery is an indelible part of my childhood memories. Candace & I played together from the first grade into elementary school; my sister, Susan, and Tammy often made us a fun foursome. I adore and love Candace & Tammy, and Mr. Lowery always brings to mind a warm hug and laughing, kind smile. Mrs. Lowery's audacious and infectious laugh still makes me smile & a warm hug was always there to be given. They are like family to my family, and our loss is great. The Lowerys traveled all the way to Athens to see me get married, and Mr. & Mrs. Lowery's presence there meant a great deal to me on one of the most special days of my life. I send all of my love to you Mr.Lowery, Tammy, and Candace. I think about you and your loss daily, and we are still praying for you. I love you, Mrs. Lowery; you always called me "your second Momma" when I was little; well, this member of your family misses you here with us.

Jill Harnesberger Wade

March 27, 2013

Mrs. Lowery is an indelible part of my childhood memories. Candace & I played together from the first grade into elementary school; my sister, Susan, and Tammy often made us a fun foursome. I adore and love Candace & Tammy, and Mr. Lowery always brings to mind a warm hug and laughing, kind smile. Mrs. Lowery's audacious and infectious laugh still makes me smile & a warm hug was always there to be given. They are like family to my family, and our loss is great. The Lowerys traveled all the way to Athens to see me get married, and Mr. & Mrs. Lowery's presence there meant a great deal to me on one of the most special days of my life. I send all of my love to you Mr.Lowery, Tammy, and Candace. I think about you and your loss daily, and we are still praying for you. I love you, Mrs. Lowery; you always called me "your second Momma" when I was little; well, this member of your family misses you here with us.

Linda Gore

March 25, 2013

Dear Charles, Tammy, and Candace,
My fondest memories of Judy were when Tammy and Russell were in the second grade square dance at Rosa Taylor. Judy and I made them matching outfits, got them together at your house and practiced with them. What fun and laughter! To be around Judy was to be surrounded by joy. We also took them to get their driver's license together since they had the same birthday. Judy and I spent such a sweet time remembering them through the years. As I sat in the church on Saturday, my thoughts were, well done my friend, well done. You lived life well and with much joy and love.
What an honor to have her as my friend. She was a blessing everywhere she went.

Robyn Rathel

March 25, 2013

Dear Charles, Tammy, and Candace, I have been reading all these precious entries and I am amazed at how many people Judy blessed. She was a "one of a kind" person. She taught me that the name "Charles" could be the most precious word in the English language, and she definitely lit up when she said it. I will miss my dear friend so much. She had my back in life and in prayer....I knew she loved my family. "I thank God upon my every remembrance of you." Love, Robyn

Catherine Hill

March 23, 2013

Dear Lowery family,
My heart is broken for you over your loss. Mrs Lowery was my all time favorite teacher, and she always encouraged me to do my best and that no matter how hard something seemed I always had it within me to overcome those obstacles. She was a wonderful person who touched so many lives through teaching. I am so blessed to have been apart of that and to have known her! I have loved her all these years, and I will cherish her memory in my heart always! I will be praying that God will show you His ever present love and comfort during this difficult time.

March 23, 2013

Dear Lowery Family, I enjoyed so much knowing your mom, she always had a smile on her face when she came into the lunchroom at Tatnall. I am very thankful that she taught Rusty and Joy Lynn. She was a great teacher with a lot of love to give the kids. Prayers for your family.
Debra Smith (lunchroom TSA) Evans, Ga.

Yoshie Inoue

March 23, 2013

Dear The Lowery family,
Since Judy was a good friend of Mrs. Karen Swann, I was teated and so nice as her " Backdoor girlfreind" by her.
Somehow I cannot for get her hug and smile, and that always reminds me what is REAL " Southern hospitality". I appreciate for " lifetime meeting " to her by God. I am praying for her and family's peace of mind.

Patti & Steve Hill

March 22, 2013

Dear Lowery family-
We were so sad to hear of Mrs. Lowery's passing. What a dear lady! She was our daughter's favorite teacher. A tornado had come through our neighborhood the day before & we had left a phone message to say Catherine would be out of school. Mrs.Lowery didn't get the message & was worried about us as she had heard the news. She drove to our house to check on us. We have run into her over the years a restaurants & always enjoy seeing her. Catherine graduates from Ga.Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer on May 11th. I know Mrs. Lowery will be smiling.

Kim Johnson Olgers

March 22, 2013

Dearest Candace,
I am so sorry to hear of your sweet mama's passing. She was always a joy to be around. She was sweet and had an infectious laugh so much so you couldnt help but to laugh along. She will surely be missed, but touched many lives here on earth. What a legacy she created. The only joy in this is that we will one day see her again. Peace,love,and blessings to you,Tammy,and your dad!

Clara Dockery

March 22, 2013

Dear Lowery Family:

You don't know me, I am a friend of Robyn Rathel and she had asked for prayer via Face Book for your Wife/Mom and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.