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Judy Baxter

April 29, 1944 — August 12, 2021

Judy Carol Baxter, 77, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at her home. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Blytheville, AR to Johnny Franklin and Carolee Wood Young. Mrs. Judy was married to Mr. Johnny Baxter and she was a faithful and devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Amory and sought to be the light of Christ in her community. She is most recognized as a Main Street merchant owning and operating Amory Lawn and Pool for many years on the corner of 5th Ave and Main; however, her civic involvements were unlimited and unparalleled. Judy was Past President for the Amory Main Street Association which was dear to her heart because she understood the importance and role of “Main Street America.” A member of the Kiwanis Club, which served the needs of young people, she was on the Board of Directors and her peers elected her as Kiwanian of the Year for 2017. Judy was a member of the Aurora Club, her Bunko Club, as well as lifetime member of Junior Auxiliary. Her church and her family were most important in her life and she met everyone with a smile and sought to bless everyone who crossed her path. If the skies were a parchment, there still would not be enough room to describe Mrs. Judy’s impact and positive influence for our community.

A service celebrating her life will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Wesley Pepper and Reverend Caleb Holder officiating. Private family graveside will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

In addition to her husband, Johnny Baxter, she is survived by her two sons, Keith Baxter (Mary) and Kevin Baxter (Dana) both of Amory; one sister, Becky Rodgers; grandchildren, Jenifer Justice (John), Mitchell Baxter (Jordan), Hali Hoffpauer, Nick Chambers (Angelica); great grandchildren, Westin Zepeda, Ruby Hoffpauer, Kinsley Justice, Mason Baxter, Matthew Baxter, and Karli Justice; her nephew, Jason Yates; and two great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant son, Christopher Lee Baxter.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Sligh, Paul Fullerton, Daniel Coggin, Steve Randle, Richard Wall, Wesley Pepper, Randy Moreland, and Larry Clark.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Organ Fund.

Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneral.com

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Visitation

Sunday, August 22, 2021

1:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

107 3rd Street South, Amory, MS 38821

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

107 3rd Street South, Amory, MS 38821

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