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Judy Ann Poff
July 15, 1943 ~ January 28, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
Judy A. Poff, 79 years old of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on January 28, 2023, at the Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Judy was born on July 15, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio to the late Margaret Weaver (Messer) then (Dupler) and Bruce Messer. Judy grew up in the south-end of Columbus, Ohio and graduated from South High School in 1962. After graduating from high school, Judy married Paul A. Nicholson, Sr. in 1962. Judy A. and Paul A. Nicholson, Sr. welcomed four children into their lives in 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1970. Judy would later divorce in 1975 and remarry Dwight E. Poff in June of 1984. Her children remember her as a loving, patient, forgiving and kind woman who loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much. Judy was an active member in the Thurman Avenue Methodist Church as a child and even as an adult. After moving to Florida, Judy became an active member in the Yulee Methodist Church as well as the North Jacksonville Baptist Church. Judy was a Godly woman who loved Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Judy came to enjoy the “Red Hats” both in Ohio and in the Florida Chapters. She enjoyed getting together with fellow members and joining in the activities and wearing the traditional Red Hat attire, Red Hat and Purple outfit. She enjoyed board games of all kinds whether playing with family, friends, or both. Judy is preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Dwight E. Poff; son, Christopher A. Nicholson, Sr.; mother, Margaret Dupler; father(s), Paul F. Dupler and Bruce G. Messer; brother, Kerry Messer; and sister, Vickie (Messer) Noftz. Judy leaves behind her children; son, Paul (Kelly) Nicholson (granddaughter) Malaney (Quinn) Toll; Penny Nicholson (two children she raised) Lakeisha (Shaw) Smith and Robert Shaw, Jr., Philip Nicholson (Pam Miller) and (grandson) Tyler along with six stepchildren. Judy had five grandchildren from Christopher, Sr. (grandchildren) Christopher, Jr., Stacie, Stephen, Kaitlyn and Crispin along with eight great-grandchildren. Judy also leaves behind her sister, Paulette F. (Bob) Murrin (nephew) Steven (Teresa) Murrin, brother Jerry (Lois) Dupler (nephew and nieces) Gerald Dupler, Kimberly Short and Wendy Karshner. Judy was blessed to find her brothers and sisters from her biological father, Bruce Messer and they are Kerry (deceased), Vickie (deceased), Stephen, Linda, Ronnie and Cheryl. Friends and family may visit Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home 650 W. Waterloo St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2023 and 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 4, 2023. A funeral service will follow beginning at 11am on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lithopolis Cemetery 4365 Cedar Hill Road, NW, Lithopolis, Ohio 43136. Donations can be made in Judy’s name to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida 4266 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Friday February 3, 2023 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CW-Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home 650 West Waterloo St. Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Saturday February 4, 2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CW-Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home 650 West Waterloo St. Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Saturday February 4, 2023 11:00 AM CW-Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home 650 West Waterloo St. Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Saturday February 4, 2023 11:00 AM to TBD Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home 650 West Waterloo St. Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Saturday February 4, 2023 12:35 PM Litholopis Cemetery 4365 Cedar Hill Rd. Lithopolis, OH 43110
Lithopolis Cemetery 4365 Cedar Hill Road Lithopolis, OH 43136