Judith Anne Mays Bateman Obituary
Judith Anne Mays Bateman, 78, of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 28, 2023, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. A lifelong resident of Kingston Springs, she was born February 12, 1944. Judy was the daughter of the late Eva and Burrell Mays. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Kenneth Bateman, brother, Jerry Wayne Mays, Godmother, Sue Anderson, and brother-in-law, John Savage. She is survived by her son, Gray (Rhonda) Bateman of Murfreesboro, TN, daughter, Shannon Schliwa of Kingston Springs; grandchildren Rachel Bateman, Graham Bateman, Rhian Schliwa and Drake Schliwa; sisters Suzy (Tommy) Jackson, Lindy Savage and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and extended family members and friends.
Judy graduated from the Peabody School of Nashville. She attended Martin Methodist College. She was a lifelong member of Kingston Springs United Methodist Church where she played the organ/piano for forty-nine years and was a UMYF leader. Judy retired from the State of Tennessee Environment and Conservation Superfund Division. She also was a private business owner of John’s Hair Designs in Belle Meade. Judy enjoyed reading, shopping, music, bird watching, church activities, and spending time with her friends, family and pets, Lily and Daisy.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 9:30am until 11:30am at Kingston Springs United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:30am at KSUMC with Rev. Steven Angus and Rev. Terry Carty officiating. Following the service, Judy will be laid to rest in a private family burial at the Kingston Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingston Springs United Methodist Church 368 N Main Street, Kingston Springs, TN 37082.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. The church does not accept flower orders in advance so flowers need to be delivered to Harpeth Hills.