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Celebrating the life of

Judy M. Shearouse

Passed away on February 11, 2023

Judy M. Shearouse

Judy Mikell Shearouse, 70, passed away suddenly, Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Candler Hospital.  She was born June 1, 1952 in Statesboro, GA to the late James D. Mikell, Sr. and Betty Thompson Mikell. 

Judy and Jimmy were married on February 19, 1971 at Derenne Avenue Church of God and were the first couple to ever get married there. For nearly 52 years, they built a wonderful life together that included the joys of their lives, Jay and Jamy.  Judy was a devout Christian and loved the Lord and her life was an example of loving others the way Christ loves.

To know Judy was to love Judy. She had a servant's heart and her soul talent was to nurture and love others. She was a mama and best friend to all and freely loved selflessly with her whole heart.

It was common for Jimmy and Judy’s house to be full of kids. They made it a place people wanted to gather. Judy found peace and happiness at her grandad’s house in the country. She loved the water and was often found on the dock or fishing or gardening or rolling pecans - she so enjoyed the outdoors. Judy also loved her country and was a die-hard Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons fan.

She was an ICU nurse at Candler and took exceptional care of patients for more than 30 years.

Judy loved her family more than life itself. Her beloved husband, children, family and friends will miss her terribly. We hope Judy is exploring the beautiful outdoors of Heaven until we meet again.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Catherine Linderman May, and her son-in-law, Danny Monroe (her BFF).

Judy is survived by her husband, James M. Shearouse, father-in-law, R.E. May, son, James M. Shearouse Jr. (daughter-in-law Becky Shearouse), daughter, Jamy Shearouse Monroe, sister, Jo Mikell McCutchen, 

brother, James D Mikell Jr.  (Brenda Mikell), grandchildren, Samantha Reese (Justin Reese), Wren and Tatum Monroe, and great-grandchildren, Toren and Sawyer Reese.  Also surviving are her nieces and nephews, Claire Ault (Jake Ault), Justin Stuckey (Kimberly Stuckey), Jason Stuckey (Coryn Stuckey), and great-nieces and great-nephews, Abigail, Emily, Hunter, Dylan, Jackson, Carson, and one great-nephew on the way, RJ.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Memorial Service will be follow at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.   

In Lieu of flowers please donate to Tunnel to Tower Foundation in memory of Judy.












Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. I know how much she meant to you all. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Kelly & Tracy Jackson, Brooklet, GA

We are so very sorry for your loss and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Bob and Cathy Brantley, Bloomingdale, GA

Jimmy: We are soo sorry for you and your family. Judy was a wonderful lady, neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

- John and Chiriya Moore, Savannah, GA

Eternal rest grant unto Judy O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, r est in peace.

- Jenniee Henry Bra. En, Portal, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Cindy Ryan, Savannah, GA

So many emotions, so lost for words. Jamy - you and your precious family are in our thoughts and sooo many continued prayers. Our deepest condolences

- Deena and Mac Babb, Tybee Island, Ga

Although we didn’t know Judy, our love and prayers to the Mikell and Shearouse families especially Jo, a dear friend. May our Father in Heaven wrap His loving arms around you, bringing you comfort and peace in these difficult days.

- Diane and Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island , Georgia

So sorry for tge loss of this awsome lady.. I am so very sorry I can't attend due to work. Love to you all

- Leelee Fussell, Tybee Island , Georgia

Dear JD, Brenda and family, prayers for your broken hearts. May God give you comfort and peace as you grieve your precious sister, Judy. Love to y’all.

- Kathleen &Don Stapleton , Richmond Hill , GA

So sorry to hear this, I had only met her at Bar Church once or twice but she was the sweetest most outgoing lady! My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jimmy and Miss Jamy, be strong for each other and keep holding on! ❤️

- Christopher Walsh , Tybee Island , GA

Jimmy, I’m so sorry to hear this. Judy was such a wonderful, fun, free spirit. We had a great time working together so many years ago. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

- Joan Sasser, Wilmington Islsnd, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel