Judy Marie Tallent, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born October 8, 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Thurman Ray and Becky (Ellenburg) Gardner. She was a 1985 graduate of White County High School.
Judy was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her son, “Mikey” and embraced every moment with him. She especially loved her newest role as “MiMi” to her granddaughter Maysen. She was best known for her outgoing personality and social nature. She knew someone everywhere she went – She truly never met a stranger. She was blessed with a green thumb and spent many days tending to her beautiful garden. She was also very talented in the kitchen and loved to cook for her family and friends.
Judy is survived by her mother, Alice “Becky” Young of Sparta, TN; son, Michael (Mallory) Tallent of Murfreesboro, TN; granddaughter, Maysen Tallent of Murfreesboro, TN; Sister, Berniece Simmons of Sparta, TN; Nieces Candie Simmons and Carrie Simmons of Sparta, TN; Cousins Cindy and Carol Gardner of Sparta, TN. She is also survived by many other beloved friends and family members that filled her life with joy.
She is preceded in death by her father, Thurman Ray Gardner; her brothers, Jack Gardner and Randy Gardner and her sister, Betty Jean Gardner.
Please send flowers to Thurman Funeral Home or you may also make donations to Thurman Funeral Home in honor of Judy.
A memorial for Judy will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00AM CST until the service at 11:00AM CST. Services will take place at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta, Tennessee with Justin McCully officiating.