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In loving memory of
Judy O Batterson
  • December 27, 1949
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  • November 28, 2017

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Judy O’Donoghue Batterson, 67, Orlando, Florida passed away on November 28, 2017.
A memorial service will be held Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Bishop Greg Brewer and Rev. Rick Luoni will conduct the service. A reception will follow in Quigley Hall.
Judy was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 27, 1949. She moved to Orlando with her parents in 1957 where she attended Lake Weston Elementary, Robert E. Lee Jr High, and Edgewater High school where she met her future husband Craig. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA where she was elected Sophomore Class President. She relocated to Gainesville, Florida her junior year where she attended the University of Florida, receiving her degree in art in 1971. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the Gargoyles Honor Society and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. As a lifelong Gator, she enjoyed Gator game days with her family and gator friends.
She taught art in both Jacksonville and Orlando and was responsible for starting the Arts in April program at Lake Highland Prep. She was in involved in the Junior League of Orlando, the Rosalind Club of Orlando and several bible study groups. Judy became a locally recognized artist for her Florida landscape oil paintings. Her work has been featured throughout Central Florida, as well as in the premier international art show, Art Basel in Miami Beach. Her paintings have been sold all over the country.
She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved to travel to Europe, especially her favorite country, Ireland, where she visited both the O’Donoghue-Ross Castle in Killarney and O’Donoghue’s Pub in downtown Dublin. Her family heritage dated back to her great grandfather, Dr. John O’Donoghue, of Ireland and Uruguay who was Teddy Roosevelt’s veterinary surgeon for the Rough Riders. This relationship resulted in a family reunion in Buenos Aires in 2008 with over 100 of her relatives from all over the world.
More than anything, Judy loved spending time with her family and friends. Her most precious memories were at the beach spending long hours next to her loved ones and capturing God’s beautiful landscape on canvas. Her love for Christ was first and foremost and she carried this love into each relationship. She was a true “fisher of men,” forever impacting the hearts and minds of those she encountered.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Richard O’Donoghue, Jr.
Judy is survived by her husband, Craig, son Scott (Cara) Batterson, daughter Sara (Shawn) Anastasia, parents Arthur and Alice Belden, grandchildren Kate, Mac and Asher, brother Bruce (Leigh) O’Donoghue, sister Janice (Jim) Subers, father-in-law Richard Batterson and sister-in-law Debra (Richard) Love.
The family of Judy wishes to extend our sincerest thanks to all of our friends who graciously helped us during this time as well as Cornerstone Hospice organization.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations to www.VisionOrlando.org

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  1. Hans Frankfort lit a candle:
    04 Jan 2018
    Lit since January 4, 2018 at 1:37:39 PM

  2. Bill & Carol Hutchinson lit a candle:
    15 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 15, 2017 at 12:00:22 PM

  3. Candee Davis Johnson says:
    12 Dec 2017
    Although I did not know Judy, she is and always will be a special Alpha Delta Pi sister to me. May God bless her family.

  4. Kerry Ramsberger says:
    12 Dec 2017
    What a wonderful lady.

  5. Valeria Shapiro lit a candle:
    09 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 9, 2017 at 12:18:55 AM

  6. Sandra Cunningham Zaccagnini says:
    07 Dec 2017
    This is Sandra Cunningham Zaccagnini. Both my sons Jeff and Brett Cunningham and I sincerely express our warmest sympathies to the entire family! Your mother, Sara and Scott, was truly a genuine Christian. She not only believed but also DAILY exhibited her faith and spread God's word to everyone she met! What a legacy!!!!! God Bless You All!!!

  7. Sara Roquemore lit a candle:
    06 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 6, 2017 at 12:00:37 PM

  8. Van Tran says:
    05 Dec 2017
    To Judy’s families!
    I don’t know what to say other than sending my love and compassion to all of you! I’m still in shock that we’re loosing Judy!
    she’s a wonderful friend, she’s my Soul Sister, she’s beautiful inside out. Sister Judy, because of you turned my life around to God and trusted him again! I’m so blessed to have had you and “Mama Alice” in my life for more than 25 years! I’m very thankful to be and seen you as well as “Mama Alice” you both prayed for me and with me during those years. All of your prayers was answered! You’re an amazing person Judy! I love you my Soul Sister! I’m going miss you
    I feel shameful that I didn’t know you’ve been battling and carrying the Cross until the day you’be gone home to Heaven and be with God! I know you’re much happy being an Angel looking down on us and want us to be happy as well!
    I adored you and cherish you Judy you’re a true testimony of God Bless and Love! I remember in the year of 2006 you and “Mama Alice” because of your prayers I didn’t have to go through the surgery! The day I was in the surgery room, my surgeon was canceled the surgery because he couldn’t find the cyst in my left breast! It’s gone from you both been praying for me! I wishes that God would let you here with us longer but I am happy you’re home!
    I’m still going to miss you and thinking of you until we’re reunited again ❤️
    I love you Judy my Soul Sister

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    05 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 5, 2017 at 12:25:04 PM

  10. Bonnie King says:
    05 Dec 2017
    Judy is probably the kindest sweetest joyful person I know. I will miss my chats and texts with her immensely. She called me Bon Bon , the only other person ever to call me that was my Aunt Jay. May you Judy share your beautiful self with all my family and friends in heaven..til we meet again. I love you.

  11. Sherry Krawczyk says:
    05 Dec 2017
    To all of Judy’s family. May her life journey be an example of courage, grace, faith, hope and love to each of you. She was a wonderful, genuine friend to so many. I will not forget her smile, sincerity, creativity and tremendous faith in God throughout the most difficult times. A wonderful example to us all. With heartfelt sympathy, Sherry and Joe Keawczyk

  12. David Allen says:
    04 Dec 2017
    Judy lit up every room, every conversation, every relationship and she passed her charisma on to her GREAT kids Sara and Scott. Judy and Craig impacted many lives including mine as a transplant to Orlando from Virginia. She even lent her 4 year old son to be my ring bearer. All the Peace to her parents, siblings, kids and grand children. Thank you Judy for a beautiful life and example. Sincerely,

  13. John S. Gebhardt says:
    04 Dec 2017
    So sorry to hear this sad news. Judy was a wonderful person and will be fondly remembered.

    “Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”
    Psalms 96:6 KJV

  14. Carol Ward Glowacki says:
    04 Dec 2017
    I was so shocked to Lear of Judy's passing just this evening from a fellow classmate. Judy and I went to Lake Weston Elementary and R.E.Lee Jr High together and lived practically right behind each other in Kingswood Manor! She was the sweetest person on this planet! I'm so glad we reconnected on Facebook! I pray for her family through this difficult time. May God bless you all!

  15. Carol Ward Glowacki lit a candle:
    03 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 3, 2017 at 12:55:18 PM

  16. Dominic M. Calabro says:
    03 Dec 2017
    Although I did not have the honor of knowing Judy, I know and love her Brother Bruce (and Leigh) and know how special a person she was and how she made those she met enriched and cherished. May Our Lord Jesus Christ welcome Judy with his Sacred Heart and loving arms!

    Carpe Diem!

    Dominic & Debbie Calabro of Tallahassee, Florida

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  19. F. Ward says:
    03 Dec 2017
    "Please accept my sympathy at the passing of Mrs. Batterson, you are in my prayers for peace from God to comfort your tender hearts. May the promises found in His Holy Word give you hope, and make coping with this tragic event a little easier to bear, lean on God for strength, He is greater than our hearts." Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 116:15, John 6:40,

  20. Matt and Angela Young says:
    02 Dec 2017
    Our deepest condolences to Judy's family.

  21. Chris Gregory says:
    02 Dec 2017
    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Judy is a person whose absence will be sorely felt, for she was a saint among saints here on earth. Think of her now as alive in paradise, with her loved ones gone before, and her precious Lord Jesus, whom she served so lovingly.

  22. Laura Kirkland Goldenstar says:
    01 Dec 2017
    My heartfelt condolences go out to Judy's entire family.

  23. Margie Wagner says:
    01 Dec 2017
    Judy's love of Christ glowed and shown on everything she did and upon all her were fortunate to be around her. Her leadership in Arts in April at Lake Highland Prep inspired me to take on (with a friend), a project that I would never have attempted without her as a mentor.
    Thank you Judy for being a bright light in what can sometimes be a troubled world. I'm happy to have known you and your beautiful family who have my deepest condolences. You will be greatly missed here on earth but very welcome in His heavenly kingdom. Shine on!
    Margie Wagner

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  26. Coleen Gutierrez says:
    30 Nov 2017
    We mourn, not as the world without hope, for we know that Jesus died and rose again, and upon His return those who sleep in Jesus shall rise first and we all together shall ever be with Christ the Lord.

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    29 Nov 2017
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  31. Ellen Demetree says:
    29 Nov 2017
    Judy, you always let the Light of Christ shine through you! You were a dear friend to everyone you met and never missed an opportunity to allow your Light to brighten our lives, too. Thank you for pointing out how the Light of Christ shown through the eyes of the apostles on the Apostle’s stain window at St. Michael’s. I think of you every time I see it. I will miss you dearly, but I’m happy to know you are completely healed and in the presence of your precious Lord and Savior.

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  39. Cindi Sholander says:
    29 Nov 2017
    To know you, Judy, is to experience Jesus in person. I cherish the times we shared & your total dependence on Christ and admire your many virtues and talents. I look forward to our reunion in the heavenlies! Give Ricky a hug from me...

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