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It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the passing of Judy Morgan, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Judy departed this world on January 15, 2024, leaving behind a legacy marked by love, strength, and unwavering devotion to her family.
Born on December 6, 1942, Judy was the daughter of the late Phoebe and Aaron Gifford. From an early age, Judy shared the responsibilities of caring for her younger siblings, stepping into the role with grace and selflessness. These experiences instilled in her a deep sense of compassion and a fierce dedication to her loved ones, which she carried throughout her extraordinary life.
On December 24, 1960, Judy exchanged vows with the love of her life, George Morgan, with whom she built a life full of love, devotion, and shared experiences. Together, they raised three children - Gary, Bridgett, and George Kavin - who brought immeasurable joy to Judy's life. Her role as a mother was not taken lightly; she taught her children the values of hard work, kindness, and the importance of family.
A true sports enthusiast, Judy's love for the game of baseball was unwavering. She could often be found passionately cheering on her beloved Reds, sharing her extensive knowledge of the players and the team's storied history. Her support extended to all sports as well, as she proudly cheered on the Bengals, UC, and Ohio State teams. Judy's zest for life wasn't solely confined to sports. She also took great pride in maintaining an immaculate yard, meticulously tending to her vibrant snapdragons, lilies, and petunias. Strolls through her yard brought her much peace and beauty.
Judy's strength and unwavering determination shone through, especially during difficult times. She was the glue that held her family together. Always there for her siblings and extensive family members including her surviving siblings Bill and Bob, along with her brothers in-law, Rick and Craig. Judy cherished these close relationships and spoke to at least one of them daily. Their conversations served as a testament to the unbreakable bond of family.
Those left to cherish Judy's memory include her children, Gary Morgan, Bridgett (Jeff) Lucas, and George Kavin (Eve) Morgan. She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Sabrina (Dominic) Rodriguez, Stephanie (Tyler Rudman) Morgan, Tyler (Dana) Lucas, Jonathon Lucas, Kherrin, Khatarina, Kharlyn, and George Nolan Morgan. Her great-grandchildren, Isabella Rodriguez, Logan George Lucas, and Bennett William Lucas, brought immense joy, happiness and laughter to her life. She was looking forward to the birth of her great-grandchild Bodhi George Rudman.
Judy was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Morgan, in 2007; parents: Aaron Clayton and Phoebe Ann Poe Gifford; siblings: Jim, Shirley and Gordon Gifford, Helen Whitham, Florence Winkle, Glenda Horton, Mary Donna Abrams, Edna Davidson, and Darlene Wright.
A visitation will be held at Brater Winter Funeral Home on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 11 am until the time of the service at 12:30 pm with Rev. Mark Garrett officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy's name to American Lung Association.
Though Judy is no longer with us in the physical world, her spirit will forever remain alive in the hearts of those she touched. May she find eternal peace and may her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.