April 15, 1948 - May 10, 2022
Neesmith – Judy Ray Miller NeeSmith, age 74, of Kingsley Lake, Florida went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Custead Hospice Care Center, Haven Hospice in Orange Park, Florida with her loving family by her side. Judy was born in Gainesville, FL on April 15, 1948, to the late Raiford Miller and Mary Dot Shipman Miller. Judy Ray was raised at Kingsley Lake and graduated from Bradford High School in 1966. On May 6, 1967, Judy Ray married the love of her life, William Larry NeeSmith and together that have spent 55 wonderful years. Judy Ray and Larry were long time members of Beulah Baptist Church which is now known as Middleburg Church of God. For the past 5 years they have been attending First Baptist Church of Middleburg. Judy Ray started her career with the State of Florida in the late 1960’s. Her first assignment was as a payroll clerk in Jacksonville, then she served with the Civil Defense in Starke, and finished out her employment with New River Correctional Institution and Lawtey Correctional Institution. At the correctional facilities she worked in the training department, was a purchasing agent and lastly an Administrative Assistant. After 30 years of dedicated service, Judy Ray retired in December of 1999. She enjoyed being outdoors and especially loved the lake, mountains, and the beach. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking, and yard sales. Most of all, Judy Ray was amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raiford Miller and Mary Dot Shipman Miller. Judy is survived by her loving husband, William Larry NeeSmith of Kingsley Lake, FL; son, Larry “Ray” NeeSmith of Kingsley Lake, FL; granddaughter, Alyssa Grace NeeSmith of Kingsley Lake, FL; brother, Roger “Randy” Miller of Kingsley Lake, FL; and many extended family members and friends she loved dearly. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be Friday May 13, 2022, at 11:00 am at Middleburg Church of God, formerly Beulah Baptist Church, 4579 State Road 21, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 with Pastor Donnie Lott officiating. In lieu of flower’s please make donations to Haven Hospice or First Baptist Church of Middleburg. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, FL 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Neesmith – Judy Ray Miller NeeSmith, age 74, of Kingsley Lake, Florida went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Custead Hospice Care Center, Haven Hospice in Orange Park, Florida with her loving family by her side. Judy... View Obituary & Service Information
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