Judith "Judy" Lacy
1944 - 2020
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Judith "Judy" Lacy

Raymond - Judith Carl Lacy passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 after an almost two year struggle with ovarian cancer. She was born February 11, 1944. After living most of her life in Jackson, MS, she has spent the last ten years residing in Raymond, MS. She was a graduate of Byram High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a legal secretary for many years and was an administrator for the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi. She was active in Stew Pot and the League of Women Voters. In retirement, she was a docent at the Mississippi Governor's mansion, the Eudora Welty House and a volunteer at the Mississippi State Capitol. She greatly enjoyed "Book Buddies" at Raymond Elementary School where she helped young readers. She was a member of the Raymond Culture Club and the Raymond Community Garden. She was an avid reader and will be remembered by many sitting out on her front porch on Main Street with her husband Don. While in Jackson, she was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church and is currently a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Raymond. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Ira Carl and Freda Stuart Carl. She is survived by her husband, Don Preston Lacy and her daughter, Elizabeth Lacy Lott and husband Chester. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William Yarbrough and Rachel Yarbrough as well as by her brothers, Fred Carl and his wife Bettie and Stuart Carl.

In lieu of flowers, she would like a donation to be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Raymond or the organ fund at St. Philip's Church in Jackson. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the service will be a closed service.

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Published in Clarion Ledger from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 27, 2020
Dear Lacy Family: I had the great fortune to work with Judy for 2 years (1990-1992) when I served as a judicial law clerk to Justices Reuben Anderson and Fred Banks. Judy looked out for me during my early years as a clerk and young lawyer. She was always gracious and pleasant. I dont believe I ever heard her utter an unkind word against anyone. Without saying anything, she taught and conveyed so much by her manner. My sincere condolences to Don, Elizabeth and all those who love Judy.

/s/ Samantha Dulaney
June 26, 2020
My sincere sympathies are extended to the family of this genuine Southern lady, Judy Lacy.
I so admired her in her role as a lady for the Courts! She was a role model to me.
May all of the kind words that fill this pages comfort you and your sweet family.
Sincerely, Betty Sephton.
Betty Sephton
June 26, 2020
Judy Lacy was such gracious southern lady and one that I proudly called my friend. She will be missed terribly by many people in Raymond. Even-in her hardest days, she never complained. Fly high sweet lady
Joyce Newton
June 26, 2020
worked with Judy over 40 years ago when she was at the Mississippi Supreme Court. During my tenure at the Court, Judy was one of the most welcoming and kind people which was a great comfort for a new lawyer beginning my career. Then and for The many years afterwards, Whenever I saw Judy, she was the same gracious and warm person. The Mississippi Court system was fortunate to have her as an Administrator. I am sadden you learn of her passing but will always remember her kindness.
Claire Taylor Dickerson
June 25, 2020
Dear Don and family,
I knew Judy because she became a Mississippi Governor's Mansion docent while I was curator there. She was a very knowledgeable and gracious volunteer for the Governor's Mansion as well as for the Eudora Welty House and the Mississippi State Capitol. She will be sorely missed by so many of us who had the privilege of knowing her and working with her. My sympathy and prayers for all of you.
Mary Lohrenz
Mary Lohrenz
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