The world lost a beloved soul on June 29, 2022, Judy Ann (Romero) Harrington, 71, may have lost her battle with cancer, but she never lost her fighting spirit.
Judy was born on September 10, 1950, in Orange, Texas to Murphy and Ruby (Menard) Romero of Johnson Bayou. As much as she loved to travel, she was a “Bayou Girl” at Heart, always feeling blessed, treasuring her family and home she spent a lifetime building.
Elvis may have caught her eye, but after one blind date a wonderful love story began, Jimmie Lee had stolen her heart. On July 27, 1968, wedding bells were heard across the bayou, they lived each day with compassion, laughter, and a childlike excitement for one another which fulfilled 54 years.
Becoming parents to their two children was an exciting adventure that Judy met head on. However, her greatest joy was being “Granny” to her four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to show them how proud she was, whether it was cheering at a basketball game, or a track meet, sewing pageant dresses, being a parent volunteer, working at Johnson Bayou school as a substitute teacher and even a nurse’s aide, just so they would know how much she loved and supported them.
Judy was employed by the Cameron Parish School Board as a beloved school bus driver. During her 30 years of driving, she loved watching her students grow-up, graduate, and have families of their own.
Having her adult students bring their own children to ride her bus as they did when they were young, always made her smile. If you rode her bus, she loved you dearly, even if she made you sit in the front and write lines for breaking the rules.
Judy is survived by her forever doting husband, Jimmie L. Harrington; one son, Ricky J. Harrington and wife Wendy all of Johnson Bayou; one daughter, Mendy A. Harrington-Duplissey and wife Brandi of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren, J. Ashton Boudreaux and wife Maggie, Tabatha L. Harrington, Kevin W. Harrington and Hayden W. Harrington; six great-grandchildren, Olivia Rose, Marlee Marie, Amelia Faith, Ridge Joseph, Karter Jeanine and Elodie Gray; one sister, Diane Romero Price; and many nieces and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; twin brother, Jerry Romero, brother, Ronald Romero; sister LouAnna Romero McNiel; and brother-in-law, Steve Price; in-laws, Harry “Mayo” and Neomia “Nokie” Harrington.
Judy and Jimmie’s love for travel during their life together has provided them many claimed adventures, from skiing the Rocky Mountain Range, to climbing Scouts Landing in Zion, biking around Denali National Park, to hiking the Sierra Nevadas, which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends.
Even with all the beautiful places they had seen together, there was no place like home, “Her beloved Bayou”.
Friends and family were invited to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur then for a grave site service in her hometown.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Burial was at Head of the Hollow Cemetery in Johnson Bayou. Pastor Murry Dean Ray officiated services.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.robisonfuneralhome.com