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Julia (Judy) Marie Southall

Sunday, May 12, 2024
Julia (Judy) Marie Southall

Julia (Judy) Marie Southall passed away on May 6,2024 after a long illness. She was 84. Julia, nicknamed Judy, was born on October 28, 1939 in Ft Worth, TX to mother Billie Marie (Allgaier) Davis of Ft Worth and James Columbus (JC) Davis, of Parker County. She had a younger brother, Jimmy Charles. The children participated with their riding club in the Stock Show and rodeo parade every year. Judy and her young family, including children Bill and Barbara Kay, lived in Denver for a few years, but returned home for good in 1973. New beginnings brought new love and a bonus daughter named Barbara Gail when she married Robert C Southall in 1974. She moved to Ennis in 2004.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-inlaw; Barbara Gail & Dak Sorrellsklang and Barbara Kay and Bruce Davis; along with a bounty of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren. Survived also by her sister-inlaw, Bobbie Waddle, nephews Tim and Chuck Davis and her favorite cousin Sue Butler.

A long ago family dispute, the bitter details and hurtful words lost and faded by four decades, tore apart the relationship with her son. She never stopped loving him and an unopened letter bearing his name was left behind in the inevitable pile of paperwork the dead must leave behind to help their family navigate their final wishes. It will be waiting when he finally seeks the words of a mother’s love for her first-born child.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert C Southall and her brother, Jimmy Charles who died in 1967.

Her funeral will be held in the chapel at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington on Monday, May 13 at 1pm. Burial beside her husband, in the Moore Memorial Garden will directly follow. A reception hosted by friends of the family will be at 4pm, with directions provided after the service.

Judy was a kind and generous person. If it were possible, she would give you a gift of flowers. I think the best way to honor her memory is to mortify your socially timid child by striking up a conversation with a stranger in the dog food aisle at Walmart.