She fought the good fight, she kept the faith, and on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, Judith F. Potter (66) of Oak Hill finished the race and found comfort in the arms of Jesus, whom she loved and served.
Judy was married to Elwin Potter for 47 years, and in addition to Elwin, she is survived by their three children, Sherri Metzger of Ironton, Kelli (Bo) Kurtovic of Chapel Hill, NC, and Jason (Ashley) Potter of Oak Hill. She is also survived by their four grandchildren, Kylee Metzger, Adriana and Mariah Kurtovic, and Rylie Hughes; sisters, Verna Mae Rowland, Ruth Diana Truman, and Rita Jane (Tim) Silvey; brothers, Robert Frederick (Sharon) Miller and Ralph Daniel (Marilyn) Miller; as well as her father, Leslie Miller.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Bernice Miller, and stepmother, Opal Miller, and her parents-in-law, Jimmie and Martha Potter. In addition, she was loved very much by her many sisters- and brothers-in-law and her church family.
Judy was a 1969 graduate of Jackson High School and later graduated from the University of Rio Grande where she also worked for many years. She retired from Buckeye Hills Career Center and spent her free time with her family and tending to her flower gardens. She was a member of the Jackson Church of Christ and attended Gallipolis Central Christian Church.
Friends may call at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 with Minister Derek Stump officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery on Gallipolis Road, Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, Judy requested that donations be made to the Growing Oaks Food Program, which provides food to over 300 students on a monthly basis. Donations can be sent to Oaks United, P.O. Box 152, Oak Hill, OH 45656.