Crosby, Julia Parker (Dalton)

Saturday, November 28, 2020
Julia Parker Cosby
Julia Parker Cosby

Thanksgiving means so much to each of us and no one could never imagine that one of Judy Cosby’s favorite days would also be the day that her family would have to say goodbye for the last time. We can use this day as a reminder to be thankful for every moment that we were able to share with our precious Honey.

Julia Parker Cosby, Judy to many and Honey to everyone else, cast a very large net. She has family and friends far and wide. She truly never met a stranger and even the most caring medical staff fighting the most horrific virus of our day found comfort in knowing her for a very short time.

Judy was born in Macon, Ga. on Jan. 28, 1940 to Bert and Mary Parker. She was the youngest of four children and learned at a very early age how use the sparkle in her eye to wow a crowd and entertain with her stories, poems, and anecdotes in a highly articulated southern accent. At only 17, she caught John Cosby’s eye and married him on her 20th birthday. They were true soulmates. They lived an incredibly full life in their 60 years together. She will tell you that her greatest accomplishment was raising her four children Lesa Cosby Hayes (Cecil), Cathy Little (Roger), Paige Ruhl (Jim) and Mark Cosby (Melanie). She would take every opportunity to brag on her grandchildren, Jarrod Brock (Lauren), Emily Little Gredler (Nathan), Travis Little (Allison), Ethan and Haley Ruhl, Grace and Chloe Cosby. She and John have been blessed to watch their family continue to grow with three great-grandchildren, Boston and Van Brock and Rhett Little; and Lucy, the luckiest rescue pup, ever.

There is no doubt that Judy’s unquestionable faith gave her the courage to overcome obstacles, the passion to enrich her community with hard work and dedication, and the spirit to affect so many lives with her touch. She always had a token in her pocket to share as a reminder that God’s love is there for the asking. She was also quick to share her opinions and if you didn’t agree, then well… she could help you understand exactly why you should. If you were fortunate enough to ever hear one of her poems, know that it came directly from her heart. She wrote: “Eternity in love, we’re never apart! So I think it is normal for us to be sad, for the body and voice that we have had! But that’s only part of the great divine, we’ll remain forever in the Heaven sublime!”

It is tragic that COVID will keep us from gathering to celebrate Judy’s life. It would be a wonderful blessing for you to share a favorite story in a note to her family or make a donation to the American Heart Association where she dedicated so much of her time. She will be forever in our hearts. God loves you and so do we!

You may leave the family a message at www.julianpeeples.com.

Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.


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