In Loving Memory of Judith Ann Crites December 27th, 1938 - October 9th, 2023
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, a dedicated nurse, and a devout Christian, Judy Crites, who departed this world on Monday, October 9th 2023. She was 84 years old.
Judy was born on December 27th in West Frankfort IL to the late Edward & Dorothy (McGill) Adkins. From the moment she entered this world, she brought love, joy, and compassion to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a shining example of dedicating her life to the care of others as a nurse and serving as a pillar of strength and faith within her Christian community.
As a nurse, Judy spent 44 years tirelessly tending to the sick and vulnerable, showing kindness, and providing comfort to those in need. Her patients and colleagues alike were touched by her gentle demeanor, expertise, and unwavering commitment to healing. She viewed her profession not as a job, but as a calling to make the world a better place.
In addition to her dedication to her profession, Judy’s faith guided every aspect of her life. She was an active member of Christian Celebration Center in Midland Ml and Gracevalley Church in Saginaw Ml, where she served as a choir member and volunteered for various charitable activities. Her deep spirituality was a source of inspiration to all who knew her, and her unwavering faith in God provided comfort and strength during challenging times.
Judy is survived by her loving family, including her 2 children, Kimberlee Davey and Kelly (Tim) Bourcier, 6 grandchildren; Jared (Catalina) Bourcier, Adam Bourcier, Noah Bourcier, Emilee (Grant) Murphy, Katie (Max) Gillman, Courtney (Justin) Leonard, and 6 great-grandchildren Maddox Bourcier, Zane Bourcier, Henry Leonard, Caitlin Leonard, Lucy Gillman, and Nina Gillman who will always cherish the love, wisdom, and guidance she provided throughout their lives. Judy is survived by her siblings Patty (Luke) Hollandsworth, Bob (Jerri) Adkins, Mike (Carmel) Adkins, Jerry (Brenda) Adkins, Steve (Mary Jo) Adkins, Tim (Janice) Adkins. She is preceded in death by her husband Chet Crites, her beloved sister Marylin, and her brother Bill. She also leaves behind a community of friends and colleagues who will forever remember her warm smile, compassionate heart, and unyielding spirit.
The legacy of Judy will continue to shine through the countless lives she touched. Her dedication to caring for others, her strong Christian faith, and her love for her family and friends will be cherished and remembered for generations to come. Interment ceremony will be private with a celebration of life at a later date.
Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will forever live on in our hearts.
"Her children arise and call her blessed." - Proverbs 31 :28