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Obituary – Judy Tillett Young



Judy Tillett Young, age 67, of the Wheel Community passed from this life Friday, April 23, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
 
Born July 23, 1953, in Shelbyville, TN, Judy was the daughter of the late Joe Charles and Dorothy Jean Garner Tillett. Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Ronal Young.
 
She is survived by: step-daughter, Beth (Josh) Lawwell; mother-in-law, Jean (Bob) Poarch; grandkids, Jessica and Johnathon Lawwell; and brother, Joe (Nancy) Tillett.
 
Judy was a former Amateur World Grand Champion and multi grand champion rider of many horses.  She was well-known for riding ‘Black Magic Woman” in her orange riding suit. She attended New Beginnings Baptist Church and worked for Tillett Brothers with her Daddy for many years. In her free time she loved trail riding, camping, her dogs, and loved to be with her step-daughter and watching her grandkids show horses and play sports.
 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Steve Murphree officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
 
Visitation will be held prior to service starting at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday morning, April 27, 2021 at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Doak-Howell Funeral Home to assist the family with the final expenses.
 
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

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