In loving memory of Julia F. Cecil
July 9, 1936 – February 11, 2021
Services held at Osborn Funeral Home
Visitation will be held from 10:30 am – 11:30 am on Monday, February 22, 2021. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 am the same day.
Senior Pastor Carl Rhodes of First United Methodist Church will officiate the service.
Interment will be immediately following at Forest Park West Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Mrs. Julia (Judy/MeMe) Cecil was a native of Shreveport, Louisiana for 84 years. She was born on July 9, 1936 and went peacefully to be with our Lord on February 11, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Judy was a beloved wife to Robert L. Cecil, Sr. for 63 years, mother to eight children and homemaker until her children were in high school. She then joined employment with the American Rose Society from where she retired after 25 years of dedicated service. She found beauty in all people and had a profound love for each of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She also had a great love of nature, this was often seen in her love of butterflies, flowers, especially roses and irises, and hummingbirds. Her love of the outdoors was easily seen in her joyous times spent at the lake, camping with her family, boating, and water skiing. She also enjoyed making beautiful arts and crafts. On the day she joined our Lord, a void was created in each of our lives.
Mrs. Julia (Judy) Cecil was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents John S. “Bud” Price and Virginia E. Head Price, maternal grandparents Julian Sasser Simpson and Ida Nellie Hogg Simpson, father John “Elliott” Price, mother Eunice Mable Simpson Price, brother, Luther “Ray” Price, sister, Billy Louise Price Hieronymus, son, Lewis “Randle” Lovett Cecil and first husband, Lewis Francis Lovett, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert L. Cecil, Sr., two daughters, Dianne L. Cecil White and Mischelle Lovett Cecil Anfinson and five sons Robert L. Cecil, Jr., David Allen Cecil, Douglas Matthew Cecil, Eric Wayne Cecil and Timothy Erwin Cecil; twenty-seven grandchildren, Stephanie Cecil, Benjamin “Ben” Cecil, Blake Cecil, Bryce Cecil, Perry Cecil Welch, John Cecil Welch, Aaron Cecil Welch, Barbara Lipscomb, Richard “Reese” Cecil, Nicholas Cecil Lovett, Alicia Walker, Michael Davis Jr., Jason Davis, Christopher Davis, Jeffrey Cassidy, Jennifer White, Cassey White, Robert “Leigh” James, Donovan James, Brandy James Bailey, Lauralee Cecil, Cameron Cecil, Tayler Cecil, Douglas Cecil, Jr., Erica Cecil, Kellie Cecil-Medina, Jennifer Cecil, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert “Leigh” James, Donovan James, Robbie Spivey, Luis Medina, Tyler Cecil and Nicolas Medina.
Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Cecil, Jason Davis, Douglas Cecil, David Cecil, Robert Cecil, Jr., Nicholas Cecil Lovett, Craig Anfinson, and Eric Cecil.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Senior Pastor Carl Rhodes of First United Methodist Church, numerous RN’s with St. Joseph Hospice, Jean Simpson Personnel and her personal caregivers.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
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