Julia C McKeeJanuary 31, 1944 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 78)
Julia “Judy” Cassels McKee, age 78, of Columbia, passed peacefully from this life on April 12, 2022 from her home in Grayson.
Judy was born on January 31, 1944 in Columbia, La.to her late parents Ethel and Timothy Cassels. She graduated from Columbia High School and began her life as a stay at home mother of one girl and three boys. She was a faithful member of Sandy Bayou Baptist Church in Caldwell Parish. She was married to Tommy B. “Pat” McKee, an avid commercial fisherman, farmer, and father, who passed from this life on June 16th, 1995. She began her work life as a private sitter and at LaSavilla Blue Jean Factory in Caldwell Parish.
Judy loved her garden and planted flowers all seasons of the year. Her favorites were yellow roses, sweet olives, and pink azaleas. Her free time was spent tending her flowers, doing yard work, and caring for her four children. She was known by her closest friends as “Jooty Booty” and was a calm, loving spirit with a feisty attitude.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy “Pat” McKee, mother Ethel Cassels, father Timothy Cassels, and Grandmother Alice Grant who raised her for the majority of her life after losing her mother at the age of 4. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Michael McKee and wife Mindy of LaSalle Parish, Jeff Mckee and wife Cindy of Caldwell Parish, Chris McKee and wife Ashlie of Caldwell Parish, and daughter Donna and husband Bobby Johnson of Caldwell Parish. She is also survived by 17 grandkids and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Tyler McKee, Jacob West, Brandon Collins, Blake Perot, Timothy McKee, Kameron McKee, and Rane McKee.
Special Thanks: Caring Hands Hospice, Citizen’s Medical Center, Dr. Mark Operario and staff of Winter’s Clinic, Amber Graham, James and Carol McKeithen, Samantha Holcomb and staff of Haven Home Health, and McFarland Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the memorial fund at McFarland Funeral Home of Monroe for Julia “Judy” McKee to help cover the funeral costs for our beloved mother and grandmother.