Judy Waters Deloach

Judy “Mema” Waters Deloach, 74, passed away Thursday, May 2 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Georgia Hospice Care. She was born on May 4, 1944 to Reginald and Mildred Rustin Waters. A native of Claxton, she had lived there her entire life. Judy was raised in a Christian home, attending Eastside Baptist Church; that positive upbringing stayed with her and she attended Claxton Church of God. Ms. Judy was always working for the betterment of her family and in doing so had several vocations during her life that included, among others, being an inspector at Claxton Manufacturing and a waitress at Mr. B’s and Mrs. Rogers Restaurants. She truly loved being with and providing for her family. She definitely considered herself to be an engineer of all things domestic. Later in life, she relished helping to raise her grandchildren; rediscovering the joy of children’s laughter in the home. In her spare time, she enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and taking care of her kitty, Sweet Pea. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Jerry Waters. She is survived by her children, Sandra Bailey of Hagan, Peggy Bradley of Vidalia, Bo (Leigh) Hutcheson of Claxton, Nikki Deloach of Claxton; siblings, Jeanette Morris of Statesboro, Joann (Jimmy) Cannon of Blackshear, Geneva (Larry) Wiggins of Pembroke, Steve “Buck” Waters of Glennville, Wayne (Karen) Waters of Claxton; special friend, Mary Hendrix Arnold of Claxton; grandchildren, Josh Bailey, Whitney Waters, Tylor Waters, Amanda Martin, Ariel (Ben) Anderson; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at Union United Methodist Church with the Chaplain Ryan Wilson and Rev. Thomas Kennison officiating. Interment followed at Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kerry Cannon, Larry Wiggins, Jr., Troy Myers, Tylor Waters, Wendell Fields and Keith Bradley. Glennville Funeral Home served the Deloach family.