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Judy Ann Bohannon

January 27, 1939 — February 24, 2024

Arlington

Judith (Judy) Ann Bohannon passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. Judy was born on January 27, 1939 in West Orange, New Jersey to Lester and Edna Tinney. At four years old, she contracted a severe kidney disease, which led to complications, and then hospitalization. Doctors soon assessed there was little hope and she was given Christmas early. After reading a Readers Digest article about a "miracle drug", Penicillin, at Judy's beside late one night, her mother, who worked at an Edison plant, appealed to the then Governor of New Jersey, Charles Edison, son of the late Thomas Edison to try to obtain this drug. It was only being shipped overseas to the troops during World War II. Almost immediately, Edison responded (he was also from West Orange) and his wife Carolyn accompanied the drugs to the hospital. After a period of time, Judy's body responded leading to a complete recovery. Edison and Judy corresponded for over two decades.

In the mid-1940's, her parents moved to the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School. During that time, she became a champion baton twirler and taught occasionally at Florida State University. By mere chance, in the summer of 1958 she met the love of her life, Bob Bohannon. After several months, she was baptized into Christ and began her walk of faith in earnest. On December 26, 1959, she and Bob were married while he was a senior at Georgia Tech. Upon Bob's graduation in 1960, she established their first home in New York City, where she promptly went to work for Pan American Airways with Bob. It was there that their first child, Kim was born. From there they moved to Monmouth, New Jersey for a stint in the Army and then back to New York City. Shortly thereafter in 1962 they were transferred to Miami, Florida where their other two children, Lynn and Robert, Jr., were born. Before returning back north to Connecticut in 1975, Judy taught kindergarten at Atlantic Christian School for about 10 years. During the late 1990's and early 2000's, Judy became Mam-ma to three beautiful granddaughters.

While spending the next 15 years in Connecticut, Judy was the office administrator at Stamford Church of Christ and "watched over" two ministers. Her great sense of humor led her to play many hilarious, creative tricks on them through the years, which they both still recall.

Judy's life was defined by unconditional and constant love for everyone and everything - children and animals alike. Her house place (A special place in her house) was filled with cards and special gifts for children and adults alike - ready for any special days and occasions. She is remembered by children, many now adults, from Camp Heavenbound as "Grandma Judy", for over 20 years, where she would twirl her fire baton one night to entertain the kids.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Bohannon, their three children, Kim Bohannon (Ginger Dickerson), Lynn Bohannon Rowland (Randy Rowland), and Robert, Jr., three granddaughters, Krista, Laura and Katie Rowland and brother, lan Tinney (Laurel).

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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Judy Bohannon to: Hope to Haiti's Children @ PO Box 62328, Cincinnati, Ohio 45262, or The Non-profit Buddy Mentor Charlotte, Inc at buddymentorclt.com

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ

6102 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ

6102 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016

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Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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