Judy Lynn Melvin

Oct 15th, 1954 - Oct 28th, 2018


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Nov. 2nd, 2018 11:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM


Plaster's Grove Cemetery

Fri, Nov. 2nd, 2018 1:00 PM


Plaster's Grove Cemetery

Fri, Nov. 2nd, 2018

Carterville- Judy Lynn Melvin, 64, of Carterville, passed away at 12:48AM, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at her home.
Judy was born on October 15, 1954 in Chicago to Bernard and Ruth Wunsh. She married Nealy Melvin on November 20, 1971 in Chicago.

She was retired having worked many years as a district manager for Waffle House in Atlanta, GA.

Judy was a Christian and loved life and spending time with her family. When she was able she enjoyed bowling, sometimes twice a week, with her husband and playing Scrabble with her family. She also enjoyed all things science fiction and time spent outdoors fishing.

Survivors include-

Husband- Nealy Melvin of Carterville
Daughter- Tara Melvin of Clearwater, FL
Daughter- Leslie Bedford of Gainesville, FL
Son- Aaron Melvin and wife Emily of Energy
Five grandchildren
One great grandchild
Brother- Steve Wunsh of Chicago
Sister- Sue Stacey of Florida
Brother- Tony Wunsh of Chicago
Many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister- Shelly and brother- David.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Plaster’s Grove Cemetery in Thompsonville. Rev. Kerry Cox will officiate. There will be a short visitation from 11 AM until 12:00 PM Friday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Stacie Laudermilk

    From: Hoschton , Georgia

    Date: October 29, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers for you all.

  • Guest: Karen

    From: Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: October 31, 2018

    What the heart has once loved is never truly gone. My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Judy was a friend of mine back in Roseland. We used to play Barbies together so you know that was a long time ago. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time