In memory of
Judy Erleene Thompson 1952-2016 Judy Erleene Thompson, beloved aunt, sister, daughter, friend, and entertainer, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016. Born in Austin, Texas on February 16, 1952 to loving parents Dr. Stanley and Lila Thompson, Judy grew up in Richmond, Texas. After graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School, Judy attended the University of Texas at Austin, joining Chi Omega as a sorority member, receiving a degree in Art, and graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Judy was a true creative artist: after graduating university, Judy moved to Los Angeles, California, where she began her career as a Hollywood actress. She was also a talented musician, performing at various venues as a singer, songwriter, and pianist. Judy had perfect pitch, a skill she often put to use when she performed as "Jet Thompson," a name made from her initials that characterized her energetic, dynamic personality. Judy was always known for her glamour, her unique style, and her engaging personality. A self-described eccentric, Judy claimed to have taught her Yorkshire Terrier, Coco Puff, to moonwalk (this trick was never corroborated) and authored several hysterical books about dogs, including Tae Kwon Doggie and Doggie Christmas Carols. Highlights of the latter book include "Fa-la-la-la-la, Woof Woof Bark Woof" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindog." Judy was the world's most committed and fabulous Dog Mom. In addition to her sidesplitting, irreverent sense of humor, Judy was also a devoted servant of God. As a member of Second Baptist Church, where she met her long-time partner and love, Douglas Stahl, Judy participated in musical support, worshiped the Lord, and volunteered for Pets for Pals at the church. Judy's kind-heartedness showed in her constant service to others, especially in her unwavering, supportive caregiving to her parents. Judy is preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Steven Douglas Thompson, and is survived by her brother Terrell Edwin Thompson, partner and best friend, Douglas Lea Stahl, her two nephews, Steve Thompson (wife Anabel, children Carolyn Bel and Sam) and Harry Thompson (wife Yuridia), her niece, Dr. Maley Thompson (husband Robert Passberger), and her beloved pooch, Coco Puff. She will be dearly missed by her friends, family, and Neiman Marcus. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church (502 South Fifth Street, Richmond, Texas 77469) on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:30 AM. A private burial will precede the service and an open reception at the Church will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church and/or the Richmond State Supported Living Center (2100 Preston St., Richmond, Texas 77469).
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