Judith ‘Judy’ Wade Esslinger – Obituary

By  | March 11, 2019 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Judith ‘Judy’ Wade Esslinger, 78, of Huntsville, passed away at home on Sunday, following a 14 month illness. Mrs. Esslinger was a graduate from English Valley High School in North English, IA. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Huntsville where she happily served others with Stephen Ministries. She loved dancing, telling stores, and laughing.

Judith was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Esslinger, parents, Mike and Lena Wade, sister, Phyllis Wade Peters, and brother, David Wade. Survivors include her children, Susan Esslinger Coddington, David Esslinger, and Sheila Esslinger Drenning; grandchildren, Raine Coddington, Kaitlyn Esslinger, Holt Esslinger, Liam Coddington, and Lynn Coddington Gilbert; and great-grandchildren, Regan Gilbert and Bryce Gilbert.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Family Care and Brookdale Jones Farm for their tender care during her final days.

Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday March 16 at First United

Methodist Church Sanctuary. The funeral service will follow at the church with Dr. William Crosby and the Rev. Coy Hallmark officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Esslinger Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta, AL, or Hospice Family Care, Huntsville.

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