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Judy Norris Dickerson
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Obituary for Judy Norris Dickerson

Judy Norris Dickerson, 74, of Berea, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at U. K. Medical Center following a short illness. She was a Knoxville, Tennessee native born September 28, 1942, daughter of the late James and Helen Bohanon Norris. Judy came to Berea College and remained a Berea resident thereafter.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Class of 1964), she obtained a teaching position with the Kentucky School System and taught until she retired from Paint Lick Elementary School in Garrard County. While teaching, Judy continued her education and received a Masters in Education from Eastern Kentucky University (Class of 1987).

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. After retirement she remained busy with her flower gardens, making crafts and antiquing. Through her entire life, her main concern and love was for her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, J. C. Dickerson; 4 children, Rodney (Karen) Gabbard, Sherry (Brandon L.) McIntosh; Teresa (David) Haney, David (Gail) Dickerson; 2 siblings, Marjorie Harris and Steve (Debbie) Norris; 11 grandchildren, Lukas, Griffin, Dawson, Dustin, Stevi, Whitney, Brooklyn, Brianna, Brandy, Kayla, Aaron; 9 great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Kennedy, Mackenzie, Colten, Addison, Raelyn, Isaiah, Kirsti, Kenzie; as well as numerous relatives, friends and church family.

Funeral Service 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Kayes and Pastor Allen Livingood officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 pm Monday, June 19, 2017 at the church. Pallbearers will be: Lukas Gabbard, Griffin Gabbard, Dawson Gabbard, Dustin Wolfe, Aaron Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, David Haney, Brandon L. McIntosh, Wayne Dickerson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Barbara McSchooler, Nathan Sweet, Steve Norris, Granddaughters (Stevi, Whitney, Brooklyn, Brianna, Brandy, Kayla), Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and members of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Reppert Funeral Home & Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church

1456 Paint Lick Road
Berea, KY 40403

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1:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church

1456 Paint Lick Road
Berea, KY 40403

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Berea Cemetery

500 Oak Grove Court
Berea, KY 40403

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Emmanuel Baptist Church

1456 Paint Lick Road
Berea, KY 40403

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