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Judy Ann Ellender

December 20, 1955 ~ December 9, 2023

Born in: Sulphur, LA
Resided in: Sulphur, United States

Judy Ann Ellender passed December 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born December 20, 1955, to Teresa and Jake Ellender of Sulphur, LA. Judy was a loving, colorful and resilient person.  She was an avid traveler and a free spirit. She loved her fiancé, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews. She was a hard worker and worked full time while pursuing her nursing degree so she could make a better life for herself and her children. She was the peacemaker of the family and tried to keep everyone happy.  She loved her trips to Italy and was planning on returning.  Judy loved animals and her little puppy Gia will truly miss her.  She cared for many homeless cats throughout her life. Judy excelled as Director of Nursing at Holly Hill in Sulphur, LA.  She also worked at the Handicapped Center in Vinton, LA.  Judy put her whole heart into making sure her patients always received the care they deserved.

Judy is survived by her Fiancé’, Dave Freedman; sons, Roman Perry and Jeremy Perry wife Margaret; grandchildren, Dylan Perry wife Jalynn, Dakotah Perry, Kaleigh Irene Perry, Tyler Jake Perry, Damien Turner, Abrielle Mouton, Aryel Mouton, Robert Mouton, Jr., and London Miller; siblings, Benny Ellender wife Debbie, Sandra Fulk, Mary McClintock husband Michael, Bradley Ellender wife Missy, and Patrick Ellender wife Ros. Many nieces and nephews loved her bigger than life personality. Judy was loved and will be truly missed by all. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rebekah Miller; Parents, Teresa and Jake Ellender; and brother, Johnny Ellender.

 Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary being prayed at 6:00 PM at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home on Friday, December 15, 2023. Visitation will resume on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM for processional to the church. Burial will be at Mimosa Pines South under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

Services

Visitation: Friday, December 15, 2023
4:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


Rosary: Friday, December 15, 2023
6:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


MASS: Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:00 am

Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church
602 N. Clairborne St
Sulphur, LA 70663


Burial: Saturday, December 16, 2023
11:30 am

Mimosa Pines Cemetery South
107 W. Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


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  1. Candle 1Judy I will miss you dearly my sweet friend. You know you, Mary Jane, and Sandra and I went to school together and rode the same bus from our early childhood. We all went to St. Theresa’s Church in our younger years with our mom’s. We’ve all known each other a life time.

    My time with you at Holly Hill in 2010 I will cherish for a life time. I also am so happy you were there making sure my mom had the best care. You saw to it she was comfortable. I had fun at the Holly Hill Christmas party with all the patients, you and all of the staff. That was my last Christmas spent with my mom, so thank you my friend for everything you did for my mom. YOU WERE THE BEST~!

    I’ve been trying to find you on Facebook for so many years now. I wanted so much for us to get together and reminisce about our childhood as friends. You have always been so special to me.

    Until we see each other again………rest easy my friend.

  2. Judy was the long time love and fiance of my brother Dave; I was fortunate to meet her several times over the years. I will always remember her southern drawl, graciousness and bubbly personality. Although I won’t be able to attend Judy’s service, my thoughts are with her family and Dave.

    John Freedman
    Olympia, Washington

  3. So sorry for your loss. Judy was full of life and so much fun. I was her nurse consultant when she was DON at Hollyhill. She was great

  4. Dearest Judy,
    You are loved by so many and you will be so terribly missed! Bill and I are so sad for your entire family, and can’t imagine the grief they are experiencing at this time. Our sincere condolences and our prayers go out to all of you.
    I remember when I first met you years ago at Anna’s apartment, just before the two of you left for Europe. I remember telling Bill how stunningly beautiful you were. I also remembered you’re great sense of humor and how easy-going you were to talk to. I felt like I knew you for a long, long time. You and I had long conversations about our nursing careers. You shared with me all that was going on with your brothers and your sisters, and your children. Such a fine family.
    When we spoke last year, you told me all about your grand children, and how heartbroken you were over the loss of your daughter.
    I know you were received with open arms by all your loved ones who left before you.
    May you always rest in peace and feel the love that we will send you and to all your family. Godspeed,
    Doris and Bill

  5. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Judy’s family and to David, our brother and Judy’s fiancee. We are so sorry for your loss. We knew Judy for many years and always enjoyed her engaging personality, and positive energy and spirit. We miss her, and will always have her in our hearts and memories.

  6. Candle 1I’ve never known a sister. I’m an only child. I met Judy when I was 5 years old. By some crazy miracle, this woman and I who had very different ideas on just about everything in life, remained friends and kept in contact for over 60 years. I can’t remember us agreeing on many things. But, from my observation of sisterhood in other families, that was the way it worked. Sisterhood. Had some hair raising arguments, she and I, but time would pass and we would talk like nothing ever happened.
    The shock of her sudden passing has worn off and I’m in tears. I’ll remember the love she had for her children and grandchildren and Dave. I’ll remember her feisty, sassy attitude and cry because she may have been the closest thing to a sister that I could have imagined.
    Goodbye, Judy. I miss you sister. In the arms of Jesus now.

  7. Candle 1Our prayers and sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, fiancé, and sister.
    Judy was a beautiful woman and we enjoyed our time with her while she was staying with Anna in nyc. She spoke about all of you with such love and will be terribly missed by all. May she rest in eternal peace. With love from Ed and
    Nancy Sorensen

  8. Candle 2Rest easy in heaven my dear sweet friend you will be truly missed on this earth. Glad I have the memories of the nursing days with you, will never forget your kind and simple ways. Your friend cheri gee.


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