Judith Ford McGovern

Born: Fri., Mar. 24, 1944
Died: Sat., Feb. 18, 2012

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Judith Ann McGovern, 67, of Greensboro died on February 18, 2012. A native of of Baltimore Maryland, Judy was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Dorothy Ford.

Judy, a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, served as a Extraordinary Minister, a member of the Altar Society, and Women''s Guild. Judy cherished her role in educating the children of the parish as a Faith Formation instructor; she also served as an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Lake Oconee Elks Lodge #2829.

Judy is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Richard (Dick) McGovern, daughter Kendall, son James and his wife Melissa, granddaughters, Kayla and Alaina, grandsons, Nicholas and Gabriel. Also surviving are brothers Robert and Kenneth Ford (Diane) of Baltimore MD, Lawrence T. McGovern (Laulie), of Virginia Beach VA, Reverend Monsignor James O. McGovern of Baltimore Maryland and His Eminence Cardinal James Francis Stafford of Vatican City Italy.

Judy will be missed and fondly remembered by extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Monsignor James O. McGovern and Very Reverend G. Philip Ryan, V.F. officiating. The McGovern family requests memorial donations be made to Archdiocese of Baltimore, Catholic Social Services, Adoption Services, 2601 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Irma & Jerry Milhous
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Judy was such a dear friend and a very special ladt. We all will miss her very much.

Debbie and Ron DoorenBos
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Judy. She was one of the nicest people we have ever met. Always there for everyone with a smile on her face. Our prayers are with you and your family Dick. RIP Judy. Debbie and Ron DoorenBos

Lorraine & Ted Webb
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
We were very sad to learn of Judy's passing. Judy was a wonderful friend who we shared many good times with. She will be missed but will always be in our hearts. Our love and prayers are with Dick and their family.

Betsy & Mike Jenniges
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
My heart aches for the loss of such an angel here on earth, now looking over us in heaven. smiling with that twinkle in her eye that we all knew and loved. I miss you, Judy.

Bonnie & Jerry Joseph
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
My life was enriched knowing Judy. Her spunk, fun and creativity will be sorely missed by us all. Heaven is a better place, now that she's there. Love, prayers, and sympathy, Bonnie and Jerry

Chris & Jim Oliver
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
We are so sorry, a beautiful light went out. Our hearts are with you.

Leisa Kotovsky
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Dickey, You and Ms. Judy were such wondeerful friends. I am thinking of you today through your time of sorrow. As I was told, think of all the wonderful memories you had together. Even though we are saddened,she is rejoicing with God.

Ruth Evanovich
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Dear McGovern Family, and Friends, I am so sad that Judy has left you and me. Judy was my co-teacher for the past five years. We had 1st graders together, and she enjoyed every minute of being with the "little guys" as she called them. Judy's smile and laugh will be sorely missed by all of us! God Bless her soul and please embrace her with the peace of Heaven, amen.

Elaine & Dave Harris
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick and his family.

Joyce & John Kender
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Judy was a dear friend. She is missed very much by all who knew her.

Matt & Carrie Smith
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
We are so sad to hear about Judy, we loved her so. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult and sad time. Sending much love and many hugs your way,Dick. Love, Matt, Carrie, Emily & Zach Smith

Mary Howie
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Denny and I will always the good times we shared.

Sue (MacKenzie) Forbes
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Dick and Family, Judy was one of my three best friends during our high school years, and we made wonderful memories together. I was in her wedding and she in mine. Although I had not seen her since the late sixties, she always remained in my heart. I am so thankful that we reconnected in 2010 and that I was able to hear that contagious laugh again, despite the pain she was enduring. I am so disappointed that our planned March visit turns out to be "too little, too late," but my memories of Judy will stay in my thoughts and my heart always. I loved her! May God be with you and your family and bring you peace during this difficult time. Warm Regards, Sue

john and pat kinser
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Dick, I have such fond memories of Judy and the many visits with her (and you). She was so kind to and interested in our children. I spent much time with her discussing our families, the dogs, seeing her mom, etc. It was great that even after you moved to your new home that we still "kept up." I know you will miss her. She was so supportive when you were ill, as I am sure you were with her. May God comfort you and your children by His Word and His Holy Spirit. Thinking of you. John and Pat

Beth Huston
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Dearest Dick, You are soooo in my heart and prayers. I am proud to have called Judy my friend. She always had a smile for me and a warm hug. Let's not forget the way she could make me laugh, my goodness she could make me laugh! What a lucky and privileged lady I am for getting to share a part of her life.

Barb & Ron jones
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Dick & family.... Ron and I were so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She will be missed by many friends and neighbors. Judy was such a faithful servant of our lord. I am so sorry that we were in Mexico, and , could not attend her service. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Ron & Barbara jones

Betty and Bill Haas
   Posted Wed February 29, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Dick, and the McGovern family. Judy was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed.She will be remembered in our prayers.

Sandi Brown Jordan
   Posted Thu March 01, 2012
I went to high scholl with Judy and will always remember her bubbly ways. I just learned of her passing and extend my prayers and sympathy.