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JUDITH KINNEY Obituary


KINNEY, Judith Ann Burgess "Jude," 68, of Midlothian, passed away on November 1, 2012. Jude was born February 21, 1944 in Columbia, Tenn., to the late John H. and Margaret S. Burgess. She spent most of her childhood in Soda Springs, Idaho, but her family later returned to Columbia where she graduated from Central High School. She then attended the George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tenn. It was while attending UT-Knoxville that Jude met and married James Kinney, who was pursuing his doctorate in English. In addition to Jim, her husband of 44 years, she is survived by her daughter, Deirdre Gabriel; son-in-law, Steven Gabriel; and beloved granddaughter, Adair Gabriel all of Alexandria, Va. In 1977, Jude moved to Richmond when Jim joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, to living in Tennessee, Idaho and Virginia, Jude also lived in Gainesville, Fla., Amherst, Mass., Berkeley, Calif. and the city of Pau, in south-west France. An advertising copywriter, Jude worked for Clinton E. Frank-Campbell Ewald, in particular on the Reynolds Metals account and later was founding partner and creative director for Hillman and Kinney Advertising. Switching gears in the 90s, she managed the Picture Parts frame shop formerly located at Willow Lawn, and then worked in fundraising for the Community Idea Stations (PBS/NPR). In 2003, she and Jim bought a home on Swift Creek Reservoir in Woodlake, a long-time wish fulfilled. As a semi-retirement job, she served as office manager for the Woodlake Community Association, retiring fully in 2010. A private memorial service will be held, and per her wishes, part of her ashes will be scattered in two of her favorite locations. Her remaining ashes will be interred at Hollywood Cemetery, where she will have a marker allowing for the epitaph she always desired: "I have become comfortably numb." from the Pink Floyd song. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. Information on how to give can be found online at massey.vcu.edu/how-to-give.htm or by calling 804-828-1450.


This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on November 11, 2012 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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