Columbus — Judy Lee Hughes, 63, of Columbus died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at her home.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Connection Christian Church in Columbus.

A celebration of life service was held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at the church.

Memorials may be made to the ministry of reaching our youth at Youth and Families for Christ in Columbus.

Judy was born on Oct. 22, 1955 to Dean and Barb Hughes in Neligh. 

Although cancer shortened her life on Earth, nothing could take away the love she cherished daily for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Judy accepted Jesus’ gift of eternal life with Him in December 1983. It was a Kids Crusade invitation that brought Judy and her young sons to learn the eternal message that was life changing.

When she moved to Columbus in 2006, God led her to volunteer for positions like the Rescue Mission sorting donations and serving the needs in the shed.

Judy gave 12 years to serving and being greatly blessed by the fun games and opportunities set before her to help reach youth and teen moms at Youth for Christ. She spent her time organizing, arranging, creating fun games, fundraising, praying for young lives and being a prayer warrior on the support staff — this brought great joy to Judy each and every day.

Her family prays that you too will accept the gift from God and His son Jesus Christ and rejoice in heaven when you say goodbye to this Earth.

Judy is survived by two sons Chris (Sara) Butts and son Hunter and Jayte Butts and his son Xavier and daughter Aletheia; Chris and Jayte’s father and grandpa to those precious grandchildren and also her life-long friend Gary Butts; three siblings Diane (Roger) Beed, Larry (Marie) Hughes and Connie (Rick) Otto; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. All of whom are looking forward to the reunion in heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one nephew Steven Beed two uncles Bill Hopkins and William Sprout; one aunt Bonnie Hopkins; and one cousin Lynda Hopkins.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckown              


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