Judith Ann Whitman

December 22, 1939 - July 11, 2022

12/22/1939 - 07/11/2022

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Funeral Service
Monday July 18, 2022
1:00 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel
2020 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-428-6763 | Directions
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Eastern Shore Cemetery

2020 Laskin Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

It is with a heavy heart that Judith “Judy” Ann Whitman passed on July 11, 2022 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Judy was a resident of Virginia Beach, VA formerly of Scranton Pa. She was born to Burton W. and Dorothy L. Murray on December 22, 1939 and attended North Scranton Jr. High School in Scranton.

 Judy’s story began when she met the love of her life and best friend, John T. Whitman, and married at age 17. Judy and John were married for 45 years before he passed away in 2001. John proudly and honorably served our Country in the United States Navy.  Young and in love Judy traveled and lived in many places with her husband. They bore three children and lived a Christian life and finally settled in Virginia Beach, where they raised them and made loving memories that will be cherished for years. Judy lived a Christian life faithfully going to Church at the Calvary Virginia Beach where she also was a preschool teacher for 18 years.

 Judy loved having her parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, all of Scranton, as the place to visit, even to this day. Nothing made Judy happier than to be surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were the light of her life. Whenever Judy spoke of them you could hear the pride, the joy and the love she had for them in her voice.

 She is predeceased by her husband, John T. Whitman.  A son, Scott Whitman and her parents Burton and Dorothy Murray.

 Left to cherish her memory are son, John B. Whitman and wife Carol of Virginia Beach; daughter, Lynette Duquette and husband Joseph also of Virginia Beach; sister, Sandy Gibbs and Susan Murray of Jefferson Twp, PA; grandchildren, John B. Whitman and wife Kristen of Suffolk, Virginia, Justin K. Whitman, and wife Jennifer and Jeffrey T. Whitman, and wife Catherine all of Virginia Beach; great-grandchildren Kinsley, Easton, and Jase Whitman; and many nieces and nephews.

 A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 18, 2022,  at the Eastern Shore Chapel on Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Virginia Beach in Judith’s name.

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Rusty Morris
6 months ago

Judy, my friend, I will miss seeing your beautiful smile. I thank you for years if friendship but especially for teaching Alison and having her sit with you while I was singing in the choir. I am comforted in the knowledge that I will see you again. Love you my friend ❤️

6 months ago

I was shocked when Lynette call me and told me of Judy passing.Judy has always been and always will be my best friend.I will cherish our time together,our talk,her motherly advice.I always told her that she was my mom here in the US.I will miss you Judy,but I know for sure that one day I will see you again.My prayers and thoughts are going to Lynette and the entire family.Love you

Bunny and Joe Fitzpatrick
6 months ago

We are so sorry for the loss of Judy, such a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She seemed so joyful in their company, and we enjoyed her company as well. We’ll also remember the sweet matching outfits she gave to Easton and Jase. Judy will be greatly missed. Love, Bunny and Joe

6 months ago

It is with a heavy sadden heart to hear of Judy’s (mom) passing. I have been in this family and best friends with Lynette for 47 years. She was like a mother to me. I love you mom. You are in a much better place. You will be with dad again. Sending my love to Johnny and Lynette. I will always remember you mom and our talks. Until we meet again, Love your other daughter, Donna

Kristen Old (Duncan)
6 months ago

Loved working in the afternoons with Mrs. Judy during high school! She taught me a lot and will be missed but she sure left her mark on a lot of lives. Love to her family!

Suzanne Richardson
6 months ago

Judy was a very special friend. I enjoyed working with her at the Day School … my prayers are for peace and comfort to her family .. love Suzanne

Karen Hunt Rackett
6 months ago

I’m so sorry! Love to Johnny and Lynette and your families.

Brenda Anderson
6 months ago

Sorry for your loss. I really liked Judy. But she’s with John now, so I know she’s happy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.