A resident of Ringgold , Judy went to to be with her Lord on December 23, 2013 at the age of 63 years.
She was born on November 4, 1950 in Baton Rouge and lived in West Baton Rouge Parish until 1984 when she moved to Ringgold with her parents William Marion Spears and Vera Myers Spears. She graduated from Brusly High School and attended Louisiana Tech University. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Ralph David Spears as well as her paternal grandparents James F. Spears and Odelia Boze Spears. Her maternal grandparents were David Myers and Nellie Klienpeter Myers of Central. LA. She is survived by two sisters: Frances Mason and husband Clarence (Bud) of Ringgold and Janice Fuselier and husband Greg of Iowa Park, Texas. Her memory will be cherished by her four nephews and two nieces, 6 grand- nieces and grand nephews. Judy courageously met serious health challenges for most of her life. She dearly loved her church family at First Baptist Ringgold and regularly studied her Bible. She had previously been an active member of Addis Baptist, Addis, LA and Bistineau Baptist of Heflin, LA. Her quick wit and knowledge of many subjects surprised many who knew her. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. A funeral service celebrating her life was held Friday, December 27, 2013. Family visitation was held from 12 noon until 2:00 and the service was at 2:00 PM. Rev. Ronnie Osborn and Rev. Everett Geis officiated. Burial was at Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin. Pallbearers were Randall Carter, Michael Cottingham, Bobby Guin, Sr., Vernon Henson, Brent Mason, Cody Mason, Kenneth Mason,Billy Todd. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Ringgold Nurse Care and Rehab Center, Dr. Scott Phillips and Rockett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to First Baptist Church of Ringgold. Donations may also be made to the National Institute for Mental Health (http://www.nimh.nih./gov/ about/connect-with-nimh/contribute-to-the-gift-fund.shtml).