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Judith Deion


Judith A. Deion 82, a long-time resident of Cranston R.I, passed away peacefully Monday August 24, 2020 at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Providence on October 12, 1938, Judith battled Parkinson’s Disease for over 9 years, and her illness with other factors became too much for her to fight any longer. She and God decided it was her time to end her fight and come to peace. Judith was the daughter of late Walter and Mable Marshall (Farnum). She attended Central High School. Judith would light up a room with her energetic smile and her vibrant Red hair. Judith was also a dedicated Triathlon athlete for many years. Judy and Henry would vacation away every year to Barbados to train and relax in the cold winter months of New England. They owned a very successful Blueberry farm and Christmas Tree farm on their homestead for many years as well. Her passion was music, as she led the Oaklawn Baptist Church for decades as their Choral Director. One of the first things Parkinson’s took from her was her voice and ability to conduct the choir any longer. Judith still remained an integral part of the church for many years after. Judith is predeceased by her late first husband, Norman Horner and brother, Ronald Marshall. Judith is survived by her husband, Henry J. Deion Jr., Son, Mark Horner of Scituate, R.I., Daughter-in-Law, Elissa Horner (Johnson), Stepson, Mathew Deion of Cranston, R.I, Grandson, Ryan Horner of North Providence R.I, Granddaughter, Tara Johnson (Saccoccio) of Scituate R.I, Step Granddaughter, Annette Deion of Cranston R.I, Step Grandson, Mathew Deion II of Cranston R.I and Great Grandson, Ethan Fox Johnson of Scituate R.I. The Horner and Deion Family are grateful to the staff at Waterman Lake Assisted Living for the compassionate care and loving nature they devoted to Judy every single day.


Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Funeral Services must be private.  A Celebration of Judith's Life, to which all will be invited, will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

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