Judy Martin

Published 3:25 pm Monday, January 30, 2023

The funeral service for Retired Judge Jerelene “Judy” Case Martin will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 2, at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday evening, February 1, at Riverwood and will resume at Friendship from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Judge Judy, 82, of Brookhaven, died January 28, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Brookhaven, December 11, 1940, to Grady Bernard Case and Perline Wilson Case.

Judge Judy served two terms as Lincoln County Justice Court Judge. She also served as Deputy Coroner in Lincoln County and worked as an EMT for King’s Daughters Medical Center and medic at Georgia Pacific. She spent time living in Ethiopia and Brazil, traveling the world with her husband and family as he pursued his profession in the petroleum industry. Judge Judy was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, after 55 years of marriage, Robert Otis Martin Sr.; her parents; son, Robert “Bob” Otis Martin Jr.; grandson, Charlie Hall; great-grandson, Jared Len Case; and brothers, Grady Lenward Case and Jesse Layton “Coonie” Case.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Robin Case (Dwain), Becky Bowman (Tony), Reggie Martin (Sheila), all of Brookhaven; daughter-in-law, Wanda Martin of Edmond, OK; brother, Robert Carroll “Nubby” Case (Cynthia); nine grandchildren, Carrie Adams (Shane), Hunter Case (Lacie), Craig Bowman (Tera), Kyle Bowman (Melissa), and Sandi Case (Grady), all of Brookhaven; Christy Hasson (John) of Florence, MS, Brooke Elliott (Stephen) of Edmond, OK, Josh Martin (Emily) of OK City, OK, and Stormy Hall (Charlie) of Ecru, MS. She is also survived by 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grands, as well as other loving family members and friends.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.