Judy Darlene Lane, 65, returned to her heavenly home on January 19, 2018. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her life and ultimately gave her peace.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life Service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25th at Church on the Move in Roswell. Pastor Savino Sanchez will officiate the service.
Judy was born to James Smith and Betty Callaway on May 28, 1952. She attended Goddard High School in Roswell. She worked with the Roswell Independent School District for 23 years in the cafeteria and was lovingly known as “the lunch lady"; a title that she cherished. She enjoyed camping, fishing, watching funny movies, life and laughter with her family. She was very actively involved over many years with AA and NA programs in Roswell, sponsoring many young women and sharing her testimony. She found joy in being part of the Jail Ministry with Church on the Move taking the word of God to those in need.
Judy was blessed with a very loving family. She married her best friend, Albert Lane, on January 22, 1971 in Roswell, NM. Judy and Al have two daughters and five grandchildren alongside many loving friends and church family.
Judy was an encourager of people. She was kind and caring, and always cherished the time spent with her grandkids. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator in heaven.
Judy is survived by her husband, Albert; her daughter Jennifer Williams and her husband Nick; her daughter Kimberly Putnam and her husband TJ; her grandchildren Devin Williams, Savannah Lindsey, Koltin Willis, Zander Lucero, Madelynn, Maya, and Keigan McCullough; her sister-in-law; Claudine Davidson and her husband James; three very dear friends, Desmond Williams, Judy Powers, Anna Sanchez and her family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark Andrews and staff at Roswell Medical, the caregivers with Kymera Cancer Center, and the caregivers with Hospice; Glynn Shelton and Andre Hunter.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Jail Ministry at Church on the Move would be greatly appreciated.
Miss Judy always made me smile everytime I saw her. She brightened the life of everyone that had the honor of meeting her. My prayers are with her family.
Summer LewisRoswell, NM
I just wanted to say that I am truly sorry for your lost. Although Judy was my husband's ex mother in law she came to our wedding her and Al and she always treated me with love, kindness and respect that I will never forget. RIP Judy you truly have a heart of gold to match your crown you got when you met your savior Jesus. I will never forget you. Until we meet again my friend-- love Nikki Williams
Nikki Madonna-WilliamsHomosassa, FL
The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.
Williams FamilyDet, MI
Al,Kim,Jen Anne families : We are sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. As we reflect on our lives we remember how much we enjoyed being your friends and neighbors on 1st street. We remember how Judy would get into that huge truck and drive it like she was truly in control...and she was. May God bless you all during this time. Our prayers are with you all. Love, Eddie, Martha (Mauricia and Gabrielle)
Eddie and Martha MartinezLas Cruces, NM