Judy Ann McSween, 78 of Crestview, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Mrs. McSween was born August 12, 1942, in Trion, Georgia and was a resident of Okaloosa County since she moved here in 1966 from Stringer, Mississippi.
Judy graduated from Laurel High School in Laurel, Mississippi then she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science and was a Chemistry, Biology double major from University of Southern Mississippi. She attended medical technology school for one year at The Baptist hospital in Jackson, MS. Judy also received her master’s degree from University of West Florida in Education.
She was Okaloosa County Teacher of the Year. She was listed as The Who’s Who in the American Education Society.
She taught 2 years at Edge Elementary in Niceville, Florida and spent her 39 remaining years of her career teaching 1st and 2nd grade at Northwood Elementary School in Crestview, Florida.
Teaching and impacting the lives of her students was her passion. If ever a student was in need, she would sacrifice and put the needs of others before her own.
She was a wonderful wife to Jim and mother to Rhett and Brandon. She was a caring friend to all. The only thing she loved more than her husband and children were her precious pair, Cory and Cara, and her 2 adorable great-granddaughters. She also loved her daughter in law, Cheryl and her granddaughter in law, Sarah as her own.
Her best friends were her husband of 57 years and her sister, Vicki. She loved her nieces and nephews like they were her own children.
Although she deeply loved her husband, family, and friends, her first love was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She was an avid supporter of the Crestview Bulldogs and her beloved Florida Gators.
She was kind and generous to every person she knew. She made friends every place she went.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Julian David and Ann Hasselltine Cooper. Judy is survived by her husband, James William McSween, her two sons, Rhett (Cheryl) McSween, Brandon McSween, brother-in-law, Mike (Sherry) McSween, sister, Vicki (Gene) Winstead, two grandchildren, Cory (Sarah) McSween, Cara McSween, two great grandchildren, Jayma and Ella along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 15, 2021, beginning at 2:00 pm, Lifepoint Church 400 S. Ferdon Blvd, Crestview Florida, with Pastor Mike Lugones officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 15th from 1 to 2 pm at Lifepoint Church.
You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com
In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to St. Jude Research Hospital.