Aiken – Mrs. Judith “Judy” Ross Dunaway, 79, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Judy is survived by her husband of 46 years, David F. Dunaway; son, Stephen (Chrissy) Dunaway, (Smithton, IL); daughters, Kelly (Mikhail) Movshina, Aiken, SC; Christine Dunaway, (O’Fallon, IL); Tara (Kurt) Ligos, Long Valley, NJ; Emily (Josh) Small, Evans, GA; sister, Terri (Ken) Pedlow; brother, Glen Ross; and grandchildren, Shawn Fisher, Cody Fisher, Jake Ligos, Maddie Ligos, Sasha Movshina, Nico Small, and Lillie Small. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Brian Fisher.
Judy was born in Louisville, KY, daughter of the late Earl Glenroy and Evelyn Catinna Ross. As the daughter of an Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and a loving homemaker, she spent time in several different areas of the country. The early part of her childhood was spent in Louisville, KY. From Louisville, Judy moved to Savannah, GA where her father was stationed. It was there that she and her family loved spending days on Tybee Island and exploring the historic mysteries of Savannah. Several moves later, Judy lived in Zanesville, OH where she graduated high school. From high school, she took a job in an administrative capacity for an oil company before moving back to Louisville where she worked at the corporate offices of Kentucky Fried Chicken as a Franchising Manager. While at KFC she met her husband and they moved together with their family to Chicago, IL, Toronto, Canada, and Long Valley, NJ before finally retiring together in Aiken.
Throughout her life, Judy was exceptional in anything she took on. From her professional life to her personal life, she embodied the true meaning of love, family and loyalty. The legacy she leaves behind in her children and grandchildren is strong and serves as an amazing example of the power of a mother’s love.
Judy will be forever remembered as a beautiful wife, loving sister, inspirational Momma and the very best Mimi.
Memorials may be directed to St. Judes Childrens Hospital (www.stjude.org), or the Aiken SPCA (www.letlovelive.org
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