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Judith Ann (Tatman/Bryant) Carlos

March 15, 1941 ~ October 17, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Judith Ann Carlos (Tatman/Bryant), previously of Champaign, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 17th, 2022, 8:30 pm, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee. Judy was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 15, 1941 to Lawrence and Dorothy (Inskeep)Tatman, who are both deceased. She attended school at St. Joseph High School. Her brother, Robert (Nancy) Tatman, and sisters, Linda Tatman and Becky (Mike) Mabry are both deceased. She is survived by one sister, Mary Rose (Michael) Middleton, who resides in Crossville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her loving partner Bill Stalnaker. She is pre-deceased by her husband Jerry Carlos, one step-son, Chris, and survived by three step-sons, Paul, Stephen, and Tyler. In addition, she is survived by her ex-husband, Ronald Bryant, and their three children, Crystal (John Johnson) Merritt, Ronald (Janet) Bryant, and Linda (Richard) Judd; her three grandchildren, Virginia (Patrick) Thomas, Miranda (John) Holyer, and Phillip (Ali)  Judd; and her four great-grandchildren, Greta Holyer, Eleanor Holyer, Ila Judd, and Jac Judd. She also left behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Judy married young and worked hard to raise her kids and make some “pin money.” She later worked at Bank of Ogden and Bank of Illinois, then at Koch and Associates in Champaign as a bookkeeper. With friends and family she always took the time to listen. Judy was supportive with her children and always encouraged them to do what made them happy. She suffered with chronic pain most of her adult life, which made her determined to live her life to the fullest. In her later years, she traveled, went on cruises, and most importantly, had fun with her friends in Texas and in Tennessee. Her greatest joy was sitting on her back deck, feeding the birds, chipmunks, and deer.

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, October 26th at 10 am at Renner Wikoff Chapel and Crematory on Philo Road in Urbana. The burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Mahomet, Illinois, with a luncheon served after interment.

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