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Julia Kennedy Tarbutton

November 23, 1928 December 28, 2017
Julia Kennedy Tarbutton
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Obituary for Julia Kennedy Tarbutton

Julia Kennedy Tarbutton, 89, peacefully entered her heavenly home on Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was with her family at her home in Madison. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Judy was a selfless, devoted follower of her savior, Jesus Christ, serving Him daily while caring for her family and friends. She was an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church since its earliest days, serving in many capacities. She enjoyed cooking, reading and cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Mrs. Tarbutton was born on November 23, 1928, in Magee, the daughter of the late Oyler and Julia Kennedy. A graduate of Magee High School, where she was Valedictorian, she continued her education at Copiah Lincoln Junior College. While at Co-Lin she was named Miss Copiah Lincoln. After graduation, Mrs. Tarbutton accepted a position with Standard Oil Company where she met her husband, Jim Tarbutton. They were married for 24 years until his death in 1974.

She will be most remembered by her family as a cherished and adored mother, a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, a loving sister and friend to many.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Tarbutton and brother, Truett Kennedy.

Survivors include: son, Keith Douglas Tarbutton of Madison; son, James Kenneth Tarbutton of Madison; daughter, Karen Frances Tarbutton Ward (Rob) of Madison; grandchildren, Landri Kennedy Tarbutton McIntosh (Steven) of Ridgeland; Mallory Montgomery Tarbutton Henry (Michael) of Jackson; Mary Kennedy Ward of Madison; great grandchild, Mary Lynley Henry; brother, David Eugene Kennedy (Mildred) of Magee and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ridgecrest Baptist Church Missions Fund, 7469 Old Canton Road, Madison, MS 39110.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jan

9:00 AM 1/2/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 1/2/2018 10:45:00 AM
Ridgecrest Baptist Church

7469 Old Canton Rd
Madison, MS 39110

Ridgecrest Baptist Church
7469 Old Canton Rd Madison 39110 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

2

Jan

11:00 AM 1/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ridgecrest Baptist Church

7469 Old Canton Rd
Madison, MS 39110

Ridgecrest Baptist Church
7469 Old Canton Rd Madison 39110 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakewood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

6000 Clinton Blvd
Jackson, MS 39209

6000 Clinton Blvd Jackson 39209 MS
United States
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