After a long battle with cancer, Judith Judy Bellamy Brooks cruised into the afterlife on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 73.
Judy was born on May 12, 1941 in Knoxville, TN to father Frank Brown Bellamy and mother Nell Blanche Gibson. She was raised by her mother Nellie and step father, Samuel Jones and grew up in Miami, FL in a small family with her halfbrother, Jamie Jones.
Judy married Charles Chuck Wayman Brooks on November 21, 1961. They met while working together at a furniture store in Miami, FL where Judy was an Office Clerk and Chuck was a furniture maker. They eventually relocated to Ocoee, FL, where Judy began her career in retail as an Office Manager. There, the couple lived and raised their two daughters Rebecca Piety and Cynthia ColeMoschler.
Judy was the sole supporter of their family when her husband became disabled while working as a Quality Control Inspector. It is from their mom that her daughters learned the value of hard work and dedication. Judy had a love for reading, bluegrass and country music, Southern homecooking, imbibing in the occasional adult beverage, and international travel especially her exuberant experiences at Carlos n Charlies in Mexico.
When diagnosed with colon cancer early in 2013, Judy kept a positive outlook for an optimistic future to kick cancers ass even throughout countless chemotherapy treatments, scans, hospitalizations, and pain. Throughout her journey, Judy was dedicated to her work, family and her will to fight her illness. She remained a brave, strong woman even throughout her final days.
Judy leaves behind her daughters, Cynthia ColeMoschler the bad one and husband Frank, and Rebecca Piety the good one and her husband Scott her halfbrother Jamie Jones her grandchildren, SSgt. Christopher Cole, U.S. Marine Corps, Jennifer Carter, and Jacob Piety and her greatgrandchildren, Gage Carter and Everett Cole. Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chuck Wayman Brooks.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Sarah Katta and the staff at Southwest Cancer Center for their excellent treatment, care, and compassion Eileen and Charlotte from Vitas Healthcare Team for their fast response, special talents, and kindness they showed our family, her Rooms To Go work family that constantly gave her their love and support, and Shawn Piety for serving as her caretaker when her daughter, Rebecca and soninlaw, Scott could not be there.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 12:001:30 PM at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. A service will immediately follow beginning at 1:30 PM. Private family graveside service will be held later that day. Arrangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. www.collisoncareyhand.com. The family recommends Judys favorite florist, Betty Js, Ocoee. www.myorlandoflorist.com for floral arrangements.