Judith Lanier Engels

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 27, 1949

Departed on February 5, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Judith “Judy” Lanier Engels of Nashville, Tenn., passed away at St. Thomas Midtown on Tuesday, February 5; she was 69 years old.

Judy, preceded in death by her father Robert Boyd Engels, is survived by her husband of 28 beautiful years, Grady Ring; step-daughter, Brittany Leigh Way; granddaughter, Reagan Nicole Way; mother, Sarah Lanier Engels; brother, Larry Boyd Engels; sister-in-law, Cynthia Engels; nephew, Bret Allen Engels; “granddaughter”, Christia Treanor; and cousin, Dr. Susan Broyles.

Judy traveled the world with “Up With People” for 2 years. She graduated from American University and was employed at the Smithsonian Institute for 10 years. She spent two years on Capitol Hill and was appointed Nashville’s first Arts Commissioner by Richard Fulton. Judy worked for the State of Tennessee for 20 years in the personnel department for testing.

Her home was open to all!

Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Belle Meade United Methodist Church.

4 Comments to Judith Lanier Engels

  1. Debbie Pace Beasley
    February 9, 2019 5:30 pm

    My deepest condolences Grady and family. We had some fun days together.

  2. Faye Northcutt-Knox
    February 13, 2019 3:01 pm

    Indeed, her home was open to all and I loved her welcoming smile and her gracious hospitality. A gentle soul and a loving friend; she will be missed. May peace and comfort be with Grady and Judy’s family.

  3. Angela Harrison
    February 14, 2019 1:56 pm

    Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

    To Grady and Judy’s family –I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. I worked with Judy for a number of years. She was a wonderful professional to me but more significantly, Judy was a great friend. She was a confident and a tremendous support. After getting her diagnosis, she was a true champion! Judy was someone I admired immensely! She was one of the best and I know she will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences. Please know you are in my prayers.

    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  4. Bob Algee
    February 16, 2019 10:51 am

    Grady, so sorry for your loss. May God’s grace and “peace that passeth all understanding ” be with you. God bless you and the entire family!

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