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East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ

OBITUARY

Judy Gail Williams Harris

November 10, 1945April 25, 2018
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“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness..” 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

Judy Gail Williams Harris was born November 10, 1945, to Francis Williams and Amos Anderson in Pineville, Louisiana. At an early age, her PaPa (mother’s father) took her to church where she learned of Christ. Judy attended Rapides Parish Schools until her mother and her stepfather (Henry Williams) moved to Tucson, Arizona. In Tucson she attended public schools and went on to earn an associate’s degree in business. In 1976 Judy started driving for Sun Tran, the City of Tucson public transit system; a true labor of love in Judy’s eyes. Judy loved serving the public and did so much good in the way she treated her passengers, co-workers and anyone else she encountered along Route 27. She gave 42 years of service to Sun Tran until her health started to fail her. Judy married her best friend, Leroy A. Harris in 1994. They shared 23 years of marriage and over 40 years of friendship.

Those preceding her in death are her mother, stepfather, biological father and two brothers. She leaves to remember her husband LeRoy A. Harris, her two daughters, Tonya Hardin of Tucson, AZ, Nicholle Harris of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Lofton Ben Williams and Willie L. Hardin, Jr., both of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Dewey and Thomas; five sisters, Darlene, Arlene, Sonya, Betty and Tonette; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Sun Tran family.

We would like to thank the countless family members and friends who sent love, prayers, flowers and cards. Your kind expression of sympathy and friendship will always remain in our memories. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the medical professionals at Tucson Medical Center, Unit 700 and Hospice Family Care for the compassionate care they provided to Judy. We are forever grateful to God for her life, your friendship and for your kindness and prayers.

All services will be held at East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 10:00 AM. Funeral Services will then begin at 11:00 AM.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Thomas Williams
  • Dewey Williams
  • Willie Hardin III
  • Morgan Williams
  • Tony Bodden
  • Markes Lamay
  • LeRoy Harris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Willie Hardin, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Zollie Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dustin Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Waylon Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roy Clifton Harris, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 3, 2018

Memories

Judy Gail Williams Harris

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Lessie Simmons

July 31, 2018

My family and just learned of your passing today, and admittedly I am still in shock. Judy was a longtime friend of mine of whom I have such fond memories of the time we spent together. My most sincere and deepest condolences to her family and I apologize for missing her homegoing services, I would have attended had I been aware. May she rest in love and peace.

Respectfully,
Lessie M. Simmons

Pamela Pollard

May 12, 2018

Aunt Judy is the sweetest person I've ever met. She was always concerned about everyone and how they're doing. She had a beautiful smile and everytime I saw her she had that beautiful smile on her face. She was always the same, how she was one day she was the same the next day.. a genuine person! Always treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Aunt Judy will be greatly missed!

Love,
Pam Pollard

Nidia Anderson

May 2, 2018

I am Nidia G.Anderson, and I had the greatest pleasure of being Ms Judy 's hairdresser, my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you Leroy and the rest of her family, l enjoyed every minute of our appointments, we laughed, listened to old school, I'd talk about my Dennis and she'd talk about her Leroy , I will miss her very much, Rest in Peace Judy, God bless you and your family ♡♡♡

Catherine Davis

May 2, 2018

When I got Judy in trouble years ago took her to a club and Boy! DID BOSS! get us it was funny and we had a great time, we really got a kick out of it over the years. I will always Love, Pray for you and Support the family. Cathy Davis

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