OBITUARY

Juleanne M. Furr

February 27, 1964November 22, 2017

February 27th, 1964 changed the world. It brought Jule Furr into our lives; born in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. Jule took on many roles during her time on this earth; a sister, a daughter, a friend, and a companion, but beyond that, she was an aunt, a best friend, a wife, and most importantly, a mother.

Jule was treasured, loved, and fought for her life daily to be with her family. Jule defined life and did not let life define her. She fought cancer for over 41 years, and managed all of the challenges that came with the battle, while rejoicing in the triumphs with an attitude of “ain’t nothing but a thing.” She persevered through the struggles and always acknowledged the perspective in which life offered. This gave her the will to influence and share her strength with others.

As Jule grew from a daughter and sister to a wife and mother, she carried the burden of fear: fear of the never-ending fight and her ability to overcome the cards in which she was dealt. Jule always acknowledged her greatest gifts in this world- her husband of 30 years, Bryan Furr and her children, Jordan and Christian “Fuzzy” Furr. Jule could find peace in difficult realities because of her faith in her husband. Jule would tell you that she didn’t deserve Bryan, but she was blessed to have him as her husband and best friend.

Jule allowed her faith to guide her through life. She leveraged moments of weakness to define life-lasting moments of influence and strength. She battled with life decisions at young ages to ensure that her values were instilled in those that she cared about the most. Jule always lead by example, which she attested to the strength she found from God. She left a legacy to live on in her children, Jordan and Fuzzy, and in her husband, Bryan.

Those who knew Jule were blessed, and those who did not have an opportunity to meet Jule will be inspired by her life and adopt her stories to strengthen their own hearts.

In ever lasting memory, Jule Furr, her favorite verse: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through whom we gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us,” Romans 5: 1-5.

Jule was predeceased by mother Kathleen Matthews in 1990 and father Marvin Matthews in January 2017. She is survived by her husband, Bryan Furr, and her two children, Jordan Furr and Fuzzy Furr. She had four siblings: Mary Ann Addis, Kathy Atchley, Chris Matthews and wife Patty, and Linda Matthews and wife Paula. She had nine nieces and nephews: Christy, Matthew, Kelly, Christopher, Kaity, Hunter, Nick, Ansley, and Mason. She enjoyed spending time with her great nephews Austin, Jackson, Emmett and Graham.

“Being a fighter was what Jule did, but not who she was!” - Friends & Family

Funeral arrangements will be held at Eastside Baptist Church (2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068) on Saturday, December 9th at 3:00p.m.

In lieu of flower arrangements please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 9, 2017
REMEMBERING

Juleanne M. Furr

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December 10, 2017

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May reflecting on all the good times youve share together help ease the pain that you now feel. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of sadness and His promise for the future bring you peace. (Hosea 13:14)

December 6, 2017

Julie Furr was such a brave person& a good example for all of us-A good Wife-Mother-& for all the family-It was always good to talk to Julie -I met Julie when she & Bryan were dating- thinking of -All- at this time--
Ann-Joe-Dawn-Randy---Charlotte NC

December 6, 2017

I met Julie when shes & Bryan started dating-What a strong & fun person-Always good to talk too-What a Good Wife-& Mother-Bryan We are thinking of you-Jordan-Christian & Family-Julie fought the good fight-for so long-Peace & God be with Julie & you--With Love-Ann-Joe-Dawn-Randy--

Deborah Myers

December 5, 2017

I am so happy that I had the privilege to have met and know such a strong, beautiful person. I have felt very sadden. My heart goes out to the family with love and prayers.

Trudy Penley

December 1, 2017

Jule was a kind and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed greatly

Trudy Penley (Charlotte, N C)

Jorene Lehr

November 30, 2017

I have known Julie from the day she and Bryan were married. Julie has been battling cancer as long as can remember. She was a kind and sweet lady. The last few years she has had a really
Hard time, in and out of the hospital.
God new it was time for Julie to rest after the years of hurting.
Another angel has taken her place beside God. RIP Julie you will Always be missed.

Ruthie Swander

November 30, 2017

It is with a sad heart that I learned of Julie's passing. She fought a great battle with courage and dignity and an inner strength that few can do. Living across the street from her Daddy always kept me updated on all she endured, the good times and the not so good times. GOD has a new shining star in HIS Heaven today. Rest in perfect peace, Angel Girl.

Jorene Lehr

November 30, 2017

I have known Julie from the day she and Bryan were married. Julie has been battling cancer as long as can remember. She was a kind and sweet lady. The last few years she has had a really
Hard time, in and out of the hospital.
God new it was time for Julie to rest after the years of hurting.
Another angel just took her place beside God. RIP Julie you will Always be missed.

Cindy Coley

November 29, 2017

I have such great memories with Julie first in junior high when she first battled cancer and then our first year of college in 1982 we would travel back and forth to UNC-Wilmington in her little green stick shift car. She taught me how to drive stick shift. We would cry from laughing as i popped that clutch and jolted and jerked going down the road learning to drive stick shift. They were such good times. We had sad times together too.

I tried to find Julie over the years but was unsuccessful until now. My heart is so saddened but I am so glad she suffers no more and she's with her maker and family gone on before her.

My heart goes out to you her dear family. I know you will miss her greatly. Julie fought hard and loved deeply. She was a free spirit that could not be bound. Fly high, fly free my friend.....you are no longer bound by your body and the cares of this mortal life.

Much love,
Cindy Blackmon Coley
1982 classmate

Jeanette Furr

November 29, 2017

Jule gave me two of my most precious gifts my Grandchildren, Jordan and Christian. She took care of my son and guided him in life. She always said, I did a great job in raising my sons, but I only created the apple, she put the " SHINE " on it. I will truly miss her and always be thankful she was a part of my family. Love you, Jule