Obituary of Judy Lorraine Mullen Smith
Judy Lorraine Mullen Smith, age 73, of Slidell, Louisiana entered peacefully into Heaven’s gates on November 7, 2020 after a brief illness. Born June 11, 1947 and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, she met and married the love of her life, the late Donald E. Smith Sr., in 1967. After his completion of college, they moved to Slidell, where they remained for life and raised their three children, Donnie, Vanessa, and Rachel.
A graduate of Biloxi High School, she worked at Howard Memorial Hospital in Biloxi and finished her career at Methodist Hospital in New Orleans, retiring shortly after Hurricane Katrina.
Her passion was reading, although she most enjoyed being a big sister to her seven brothers and above all, a Maw Maw to not only her four grandchildren, but their friends and family as well. She loved to travel with her family and could not wait each year for Mardi Gras, where she could spend time with all that she loved. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.
Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Don Sr.; her parents, Charles E. Mullen Sr., and Connie V. Mullen; and two brothers, Charles E. Mullen Jr. (Ida) and Richard Mullen (Wanda).
She is the loving and devoted mother to Donald E. Smith Jr. (Jana), Vanessa Marie Smith Stanley (Patrick), and Rachel Leigh Smith and the proud Maw Maw of Hayden Whitney Smith (Tristan), Ryder Paxton Smith, Sloan Chapman Smith, and Blake Austin Stanley. She also leaves behind five brothers, Johnny Mullen, Daniel Mullen (Virginia), Phillip Mullen Sr. (Robin), Joseph Mullen (David), and Alex Mullen (Tanya) along with a large family full of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
While Judy remained active in her retirement, the loss of her husband last year took a toll. Her family grieves her loss, but they take comfort knowing that Don and Judy are together again.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, and you are loved beyond the moon and back!”
Please join us Saturday, November 14, 2020 for a visitation in memory of a beautiful person from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell, LA 70458. A funeral service will begin in the chapel at 5:00 p.m. Burial to take place at 10:00 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery on Monday, November 16, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judy’s honor to South Mississippi Regional Center (1170 W. Railroad St., Long Beach, MS 39560). Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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