Judy Mehaffy Richmond

judy richmond

July 1, 1948 ~ February 5, 2023

Born in: Fort Worth, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Judy Mehaffy Richmond, 74, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, February 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 10, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brite Divinity School (affiliated with TCU) or Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Judy was born on July 1, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas to Carl Poe Mehaffy Jr. and Jacqueline Howell Mehaffy. She married B.J. Richmond lll on November 19, 1970. She received her Masters degree from Brite Divinity School. Judy retired after 28 years of service teaching with the FWISD, St. Lukes, Carter Park Elementary and Oakridge. She loved children and enjoyed her time teaching.

Judy was a breast cancer survivor having battled cancer in 2001. She graduated Seminary School in 2007 and served with four churches. She had a servants heart and was a caregiver; sharing whatever she could with others. She loved her church and was passionate about helping those in need. Judy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Judy always had a smile on her face and lit up any room she entered. She never met a stranger and treated everyone equally. Her positive attitude was equally cherished. Judy loved parties and entertaining people.

Judy enjoyed knitting and reading. She loved to shop and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren taking them shopping. She dearly loved her family and especially loved doting on her grandchildren. Judy loved bright colors and drove a yellow Bug. She enjoyed listening to 60’s classic rock, country music and Christmas music. She loved Christmas which was her favorite holiday. Her openness, warmth and positivity will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Kay Sherman.

Survivors: Husband, B.J. Richmond; sons, Pat Richmond and wife, Dawn, and Jay Richmond; grandchildren, Taryn, Reid and Ava.


Public Viewing: February 10, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: February 11, 2023 10:00 am

Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 West Green Oaks Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76013

(817) 274-1345

Graveside Service: February 11, 2023 12:00 pm

Oakwood Cemetery-FW
701 Grand Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164

(817) 624-3531

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  1. CandleImageB.J., Jay Carl and Pat. I am so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I remember so many fun times together when we were young. I wish we had stayed closer in touch, but the miles and busy lives kept us from staying in touch. My fondest memories at Western Hills United Methodist church and our sleep overs. I was so proud that she followed in her Dad’s footsteps and became a Methodist minister. She left quite a legacy with Jay Carl and Pat and her grandchidren. My prayers are for comfort during this difficult time. God is with you and Judy is also.

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