Judy J. Lance

June 09, 1941 ‒ January 03, 2021

Dahlonega, Georgia
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Judy J. Lance, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, and formerly of Marion, OH, passed away Sunday evening, January 3, 2021, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, OH, surrounded by her loving family.

On June 9, 1941, Judy was born in Akron, OH, a daughter of the late Aubrey Lee and Ollie Vashti (Smith) Ensley.  She graduated from Barberton High School in the Class of 1959 and then furthered her education at the Dean Call School of Design in Columbus.

Judy married the love of her life, John “Roger” Lance, on December 13, 1958, in Akron, OH.  They lovingly shared over 61 years together before Roger preceded her in death on November 21, 2020.

First and foremost, Judy was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker.  She also worked outside the home reupholstering furniture, working in a design studio, and even made wedding cakes for others.

A woman of faith, Judy was a long-time member of Grace Baptist Church in Marion, OH.  She enjoyed helping in the nursery and loved teaching Sunday school classes.  The last several years she attended and was a member of the Concord Baptist Church, Dahlonega Campus.

Judy was a very crafty woman and her true passion was quilting.  She belonged to several quilting clubs and continuously had numerous projects going at once.  She always wanted to learn the newest trend in quilting and would master each lesson quickly.

Spending time with family was very important to Judy.  She had a real soft spot for her grandchildren.  She wanted people around her all of the time.  If you needed something or a place to stay, her house was always open.  Judy may have been more reserved in her outward expressions of love, but if she loved you, you absolutely knew it.

Left to cherish her memory are her six children: Tonya (Chris) Plough of Mount Gilead, OH, Todd Lance of Moore, OK, Terra (Ken) Kelly of Columbia, SC, Trent Lance of Dahlonega, GA, Tiffany (Chris) Barnes of Gray, GA, Tristen (Nick) Parrish of Dahlonega, GA; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Linda Conaway of Dahlonega, GA.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tasha Lance.

Memorial services to honor and celebrate Judy’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Concord Baptist Church, Dahlonega Campus, 1312 S. Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA, with Pastor Jeff Pulliam and son-in-law, Pastor Chris Plough officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Snyder Funeral Homes to assist her family with funeral expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Judy’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • To Judy’s Family,
    We were all so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a very dear, sweet and lovely lady to all of us in the quilt club in Dahlonega, Ga.. We enjoyed our lunches together and celebrating Birthdays of each person in the club. May God Bless each of you and help you during this difficult time.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Caroline Johnson, Regina Johnsen, Sharron Plant, Pam Hafner, Loretta Grizzle, Joan Reichert, Robbie Casteel, Carolyn Scheuer

  • So sorry for your loss. Judy was a very kind person and dear friend! Enjoyed time spent with her very much.
    Haroleta Campbell

  • Judy was always so engaging and gracious. She was a great comfort to my mother in her final months. Through thick and thin she was God’s representative on earth and will now be Jesus’ companion in Heaven. May His comfort be with you and know we are thinking of you all.

  • Tonya Chris Joel Amy and family
    My heart goes out to you. May angels hold you in a comforting embrace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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