Judith Ann Willey

January 11, 1945September 8, 2020

Judith Ann Willey, born Jan. 11, 1945 in Hattiesburg, MS., age 75, of Marietta, GA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2020. Judith was a loving and caring daughter to Jack and Opal Haenel and granddaughter to Daisy Bennett who all proceeded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, LTC Charles Willey, her sister Debbie Gelinas (Orlando, FL), and brother Jack Haenel (Dallas, TX), children Kerri Campbell (Steve) of Raleigh, NC and Laura White (John) of Roswell, GA. Her grandchildren Jacob (19) and Emily (16) Campbell, Logan White (9). Also, her nephews Kadar and Zach Gelinas as well as her nieces Morganne and Zoe Gelinas.

Besides being the matriarch of her family, she had a love of dance, people, as well as animals, especially birds. She radiated happiness and could light up the room. Judy was a perfect wife and mother. She loved to entertain and host dinner parties. She was a Southern lady always and a strong woman of faith. Her beautiful life and love for her family and friends will always be cherished in the lives of those who knew her.

She will be buried at the National Cemetery in Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Roswell Funeral Home. Please visit to share memories and leave condolences for the family.


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Peggy Schroeder

September 20, 2020

Dear Family,

Just want to say I’m sorry for your loss and am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

I do have fond memories of Judy, most are childhood memories of long ago. We somehow got busy with our lives and haven’t been in touch as often as we should have. I am deeply saddened but also thankful to have had her in my life.

Uncle Jack, Aunt Opal and Judy will always be remembered with love.

Your Cousin,

Debbie Gelinas

September 20, 2020

Dear Family,
As I was sitting in church this morning I thought about all of you, and of course about Judy.
What occurred to me that is so true about my sister is the fact that she was never prideful. She had so many blessings materially but more importantly relationally; yet she never ever bragged about anyone or anything.
She never took credit for any of her own accomplishments, which were many, nor did she boast about her husband’s or children’s or grandchildren’s successes.
Judy was a beautifully ordained woman. She truly was lovely on the outside. But nothing compared to her stunning spirit.
What I was able to share during her service is so true, Kerri and Laura were imprinted with her spirit so that her beauty lives on and will continue to be passed on to their children and then their children’s children.
Her life’s legacy is eternal because she chose to love well.

Kimberly Skiba

September 14, 2020

Dear Charles, Kerri, Laura and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was so full of life and always made my girls feel special when she would visit. I will miss our wine dates, and her contagious laugh. She was a true Southern women with Grace and style. My heart hurts for you all. I am sorry we are not able to be there and give you all the hugs and support.

Love Kim and Dave Skiba.

Pat & Doug Middleton

September 13, 2020

From Germany to Georgia—so many years of great memories!
Judy was the shopper extraordinaire, taking us on many trips to the German factories . She was always ready for a party and entertained with her usual flair!
Judy was a wonderful friend and beautiful inside and out!
You will be missed, Rest In Peace my friend, but if you find a party in heaven, party hardy!

Condolences to Charles, Kerri , Laura and the rest of her beautiful family

Darlene Clott

September 13, 2020

Mike and I will always remember Judy's laugh and smaile, both of which were often and many, Her sense of style and eye for colors were apparent in her home and the flowers she loved to arrange.

The Clott's

Morgan Gelinas

September 12, 2020

Aunt Judy,

You were my biggest role model. Spending time with you was always such a treat. I will never forget your beautiful voice, your kind heart, or your loving smile. I still want to be just like you: a better Aunt, a better sister, a better person. I will never forget our tea time, shopping trips, or your amazing strawberry pie. You were like a second mother to me. You truly went above and beyond the role of an aunt. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You will never be forgotten. Enjoy paradise, you deserve it!

Debbie Gelinas

September 11, 2020


No words can express how much you will be missed. I will be forever grateful for the love you poured out so graciously in my life.

I know you are at peace in Heaven now where your body has been made new and your tears have been wiped a way.

Until later when we meet again, I hold you in my heart, along with all the beauty you created in my life.

Forever & Always, Sisters!

Alan and Susan Moon

September 10, 2020

Judy could be the parade, she was the belle of the ball. Martha Stewart couldn’t hold a candle to the endless talent Judy possessed. She was every woman whose life was her family. She leaves a deep void in our hearts but we are all so blessed to have had her in our lives! Be well and Happy in Heaven dear Judy🙏🏻

Suzanne Selby

September 10, 2020

Charles & Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.
Judith Ann was One in a million and she will be missed by all who ever knew her. She was kind, considerate, and was a sheer joy to be in her presence. Judy was at her best when entertaining friends and family. Some of our fondest memories were attending social functions in the Willey home. She will always be remembered by the way she lived life to the fullest , her thoughtfulness to all around her and her ability to keep things moving in a positive joyous manner. We will miss you Judy and may you rest in peace.
Dan & Suzanne Selby

Georgann Dellingdell

September 10, 2020

Judith you will be missed. You were a lovely lady who entertained beautifully. How I miss your sweet smiling face and our bridge games. Rest in peace dear friend.


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