Judy Lorraine Brown was born on February 10, 1941, in Manhattan, NY and raised in Frederick, MD by her grandparents, the late Charles Eldridge and Harriet Summers Palmer. Judy was born to the late Zenobia Jestina Palmer-Sneed, Boston, MA and Charles Brown, Frederick, MD. She went home to be with the Lord April 8, 2015, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.\n\nJudy is a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1959. She retired after 30 years of service with the Daniel Boone National Forest Winchester, KY. \n\nJudy would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call to enter into eternal life, the kind of offer you can't refuse. This assignment comes with a huge pay check, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Job satisfaction is 110 percent. This new job takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening, reading and listening to "Ring My Bell" to her heart's content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. The food is extraordinarily delicious and you never gain an ounce. We celebrate her mission here, which is now complete.\n\nShe was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a devoted Christian and an active member of Imani Missionary Baptist Church where she worked on the Membership/Discipleship Committee. She dedicated her life to caring for her family and friends. Her life has left a mark in those who were fortunate enough to be loved by her. Energetic, fun loving, and fearless, Judy embraced life to the fullest. She especially loved family gatherings, reading, planting flowers, and traveling. She never met a stranger and had friends from near and far. If there was anything she could do to help anyone, she was right there until the end. She was a beloved friend to many with a soft and giving heart. \n\nJudy was a fighter and a beautiful person inside and out. I know her messages of tenderness and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy she felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us. We want to let her know that she did a great job and wish her a safe journey. We will forever cherish her smile, her warmth, her energy, her love for life, family and friends. She made a tremendous difference in the lives of many. We will forever love and miss her. \n\nShe leaves to cherish her memory her children, Alison Felton, Lexington, KY, Karla Bell (Chester), Tampa, FL, Gerald Bowie II (LaDeitra), Dallas, TX, Dana Bowie (Kimberly), Evans GA, Heath Bowie, Lexington, KY, Bert Van Edward Parker, Parkersburg, WV, and Edward Van Bert Parker, Lexington, KY; stepdaughter, Dora (Linwood) Burgess, Lexington, KY; brothers, Bernard (Dorothy) Sneed, Dorchester, MA, Phillip Sneed, Orlando, FL, Isaac Sneed, NY, Elijah Sneed, Dorchester, MA, Charles "Jinx"(Jean ) Jenkins, Frederick MD, and Charles Brown Jr., West Point, GA; sisters, Molly (John) Wade, Dorchester MA, Janice (John) Howard, Seena (Tyron) Morina, Frederick, MD, Monique Brown-Diaw (Djibil), Senegal, Africa, Bonnita (Lorenzo) Brown-Crane, Quantico, VA, Brenda Brown, Sanford, FL, and Silver Brown, Prince George County; special aunt, Arlene Harris, Longmont, CO; and special cousin, Jimmy Brown, Frederick, MD. \n\nJudy has 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves to cherish her memory long-time friends, Gloria Coleman, Bonnie Johnson, and Carolyn Gardner, all of Lexington, KY, Sharon Martin, and Jodella Richie of Winchester KY.\nShe was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred Jr. and George Sneed; sister, Linda Sneed; special aunts, Harriet and Jean Palmer; and uncles, John and Earl Palmer, all of Frederick, MD. \n\nFuneral services are being held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Jackson Chapel UM Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Dr., Frederick, MD. Public viewing is at 9 a.m., family will receive friends at 10 a.m., and funeral will be at 11 a.m. Interment is at Fairview Cemetery.