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Judy (Mary Kathryn) Powell,74, born and raised in Laurel, MS and a resident of Milledgeville, passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
Judy attended the University of Southern Mississippi graduating in 1961 with a degree in medical technology. After College, Judy headed to Oak Ridge, Tenn. working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her career quest then brought her to Georgia working as a forensic toxicologist at Fort McPherson for the Department of the Army. It would only be a few years later she managed to obtain her dream job at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Judy always felt very fortunate and proud to work at the CDC. During her 30 year career, she worked on many meaningful and important projects that are still being used today.
After she retired in 1999, she lived a life she always referred to as her "gift from God." She moved to Lake Sinclair, renovated the house she would share with Barbara Miller, her partner and spouse of 31 years and Judy lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures as gardening, working in the yard, playing on the water, enjoying and sharing life with the most wonderful and supportive circle of friends imaginable.
Judy is survived by a kind and loving family including Aunt Mildred Johnson, two sisters and a brother, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and others whose lives Powell touched, Carrington Woods Garden Club, Meals on Wheels, Dr. Gupta and his staff at Georgia Cancer Specialists are invited to the memorial service at Williams Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at Barbara and Judy's residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) animalrescuefoundation.org.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net.
Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville is entrusted with arrangements.
Published on October 12, 2017
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