OBITUARY

Judy Carol Terry

August 19, 1947August 7, 2018

Ms. Judy Terry was born and raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi where she graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1965. She attended the Gilfoy School of Nursing and graduated in 1968. She then studied at the University of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and graduated with the class of 1975. She earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama.

Judy then joined the US Army Nurse Corps in October of 1975. While in the Army she received numerous military awards to include 1 Legion of Merit, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medals, 1 Navy Distinguished Service Medal, 1 Army Service Ribbon and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. She was also awarded The Order of Military Medical Metric Award, which is a unique, private organization founded in April 1982 by the Commanding General of U. S. Army Health Services Command. Membership in the Order denotes distinguished service which is recognized by the senior leadership of the AMEDD. Judy spent her final 4 years of active duty at BAMC ISR. She served her country 20 years and retired from the Army Nurse Corps, as a Lieutenant Colonel in October of 1995.

Following her retirement she was a Healthcare Manager at Health Net Federal Services, from November 1995 to November 2004. In December 2004, Judy became the Chief of Utilization Management at Brook Army Medical Center and continued this role until her passing. She received five Special Act/Service Awards and one Achievement Award for Civilian Service.

Judy liked ceramics, jewelry and attending San Antonio’s annual Fiesta celebrations. She enjoyed Buffalo Wild Wings, margaritas and Texas Roadhouse and she adored her two fur-babies, Little Bit and Brandy.

Judy gave selflessly to her country as an active duty soldier and as a civilian employee ensuring that active duty service members, retirees, their dependents and civilians received the highest standard of medical case management and care while at BAMC. She ensured that the medical management team upheld that standard while creating a family environment at work. Judy shared her wisdom, humor, insight and caring with all she encountered. She was part of the BAMC family for 22 years.

Judy was proceeded in death by her parents, C M Terry and Reba Floyd Terry of Brookhaven, MS. Surviving are her sister, Sandra Gerald of Brookhaven, MS; nephew, Clint Gerald of Brookhaven, MS; niece, Terri Gerald Lowery of Sumrall, MS., 2 great nephews and 2 great nieces as well as her canine companions Little Bit and Brandy.

  • FAMILY

  • Surviving are her sister, Sandra Gerald of Brookhaven, MS; nephew, Clint Gerald of Brookhaven, MS; niece, Terri Gerald Lowery of Sumrall, MS., 2 great nephews and 2 great nieces as well as her canine companions Little Bit and Brandy.
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Kathryn Conder

August 14, 2018

I have known you since about 1997, when you hired me to do case management at BAMC. You had met me once, and, on that and the advice of a mutual friend, welcomed me to work here. What little I knew about case management greatly increased over the next few years under your mentorship. You always provided laughter, information and knowledge as well as an underlying sense of caring and backing for all of those who worked with and for you. While I would like to express my condolences and wish the best for your family in Brookhaven, I also would like to express my condolences for those of us whom you leave behind, both here and in the community. Your unfailing kindness and cheerfulness will be missed, along with your support and friendship. Rest in peace, my friend, and know that you will be missed. Kat

Barbara Walker

August 14, 2018

I have know my dearest friend Judy for 30+ years. You have endured many physical and emotional challenges over the years. Now , my friend , you are finally at peace , reunited with your loved ones you so deeply missed. I love you and will miss you so much. Until we meet again......

Renee Zmijski

August 13, 2018

When I worked at BAMC I loved talking to Judy. She was full of pep and vinegar and she always kept me on my toes. I will always remember asking Judy - what the heck is PECOS and why do we have to do it? Her explanation was funny and on point. I will miss our conversations - we used to stay after everyone else left the building (from our floor) and we would talk about the days business, what her career was like and where my career was headed.

Judy I will miss you and your wisdom. I pray you are at peace now.

Renee

Terri Payne

August 13, 2018

Judy you will be missed. You were a great advocate for you people as well as for patients. You were a wealth of knowledge and a pillar of strength.

Patrick Garvin

August 11, 2018

We will miss you Judy. Ironically, I didn't know you in the Army Nurse Corps. It took Heath Net Federal Services to bring us together. Who was first in line when the doors opened at Fiesta Madness?? I loved your smile, but man o man.... you could be all business when you needed to be!!! Be at peace!

B C

August 11, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences in your loss. As you cope during this difficult time, find strength in the words: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those...will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28,29

Faye Lane

August 10, 2018

Rest in peace. I enjoyed working with at HealthNet. Thank you for your many years of selfless service.

Bicki Goebel

August 10, 2018

I worked with Judy at Healthnet and she taught me a lot about the military. She was one of the most honest upstanding people there is. Her service to our country says a lot about who she was. I am very proud and privileged to say I knew her. She did love Firsta & you could always find her at NIOSA.
Rest with the angels Judy and all the warriors you helped throughout you life.

FROM THE FAMILY