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Judith "Judy" Holderfield

September 15, 1944 — August 7, 2021

Judith “Judy” (Taylor) Holderfield, age 76, of Herrin, formerly of Bush, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 10:42pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at The Arch Rehab Unit of Helia Healthcare in Energy.  

Judy was born in Herrin on September 15, 1944, the daughter of Chester and Hazel (Williams) Taylor. She married Malcolm T. “Mack” Holderfield in Herrin in June of 1992. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2014. 

Judy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and all around family woman...always putting everyone else before herself. She loved deeply and never hesitated to tell you when she loved you. She will be deeply missed by her entire family. May the love she taught carry on for generations.

Survivors include:

Sons- Kevin Jeralds and wife Kim of Herrin

     Kenneth Taylor and Wife Gloria of Charlestown, IN

     Curtis Messamore and wife Karen of Carterville

Three Step-Children

Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Sister- Murl Crabtree of Herrin

Sister- Loudene Gee of Herrin

Sister- Doris Pratt of Herrin

Sister- Paula Copher of Orient

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons- Ronald and Donald Messamore, granddaughter- Brittany Messamore, twin brother- Bob Taylor, brother- Ray Taylor, brother- Donald Lee Taylor, sister- Maxine Wright, and sister- Shirley Ann Cobb.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Ullin Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until 11:00am on Wednesday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Judith "Judy" Holderfield, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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