Judith Workman

Obituary of Judith Ann Workman


   Judith Ann “Judy” Daniels Workman, 69, of Kistler, went to be with her Heavenly Father and her loved ones awaiting her arrival on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, after an extended illness.

   She was born on March 7, 1949, at Hunt, a daughter of the late Rev. Horace and Flora Johnson Daniels.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Jack, Billy, Johnny, James, and Richard Daniels; and five loving sisters, Brenda Daniels Bailey, Mary Montgomery, Phyllis Greene, Nancy Browning, and Ruth Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

   Judy was an exceptional home maker.  She excelled at having a meticulous home.  An outstanding cook, Judy was known for her pot roast and homemade gravy.  She gathered her family daily around the dinner table for wonderful meals and conversation.  Judy played an important role in her family from the smallest details of laundry to exceptional bookkeeping and finances.  She always put her husband’s and children’s wants and needs before her own proving her unconditional love.  Judy opened her home to family and friends on many occasions, both big and small, where loads of memories were made through laughter, singing, and fellowship.  Her love and passion for gospel music led to her sisters and brother-in-law forming the gospel group Bruce and the Daniel’s Sisters for which became her fondest memories.  Judy was a member of Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle and held several positions throughout the years.

   Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Workman; her son, Ken Workman of Kistler; her daughter, Robin Ann (Brian) Perry of Accoville; three grandsons, T.J. Hoosier of Kistler, Joshua Perry of Beckley, and Andrew Backus of Accoville; her sister, Carol (Rev. Richard) Brown of Hunt; three brothers, Pete (Gerri Lynn) Daniels and Mike Daniels, both of MI and Tommy (Marilyn) Crosby of Kistler; her best friend since childhood, Pauline Lester of Davin; and many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

   The family is grateful to Chris Tipton, PA-C and his nurse, Sheila Justice, LPN for their exceptional compassion and care.  We would also like to thank Gina Simpkins Workman and Dignity Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.

   Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle and one hour prior to services at the church also.

   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle at Hunt with Rev. Kit Meade and Brother Cecil Bartram officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

   Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews.

   Honorary pallbearers will be Rufus Workman, Jimmy Justice, Bruce Browning, Ronnie Egnor, Tom Spears, Billy Jack Greene, and David Montgomery.

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Dignity Hospice, P.O. Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV  25508 or the Man High Hillbillies Boy's Basketball Program, c/o Man High School, 1 Hillbilly Circle, Man, WV  25635

   Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.