Judy Crees

Feb 26th, 1942 - Aug 1st, 2019
Judy Crees

Marion-Judith Ann Crees, 77, passed away on August 1, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Judy was born in Hammond, Indiana to A.B. and Nathalie Williams on February 26, 1942.

Judy lived a quiet life and loved spending time with her family, as they were her greatest treasures.  She made friends everywhere she went and people seemed to be drawn to her beautiful smile and sweet spirit.  Judy was a faithful Christian prayer warrior and enjoyed activities organized by her church.

She is survived by:

Daughter-Melinda (Doug) Deaton of Marion

Grandson-Douglas Deaton of Marion


Hannah (Wil) Keller of Indiana

Sarah Small of Indiana

Ava Rose Crees of Indiana

Daughter in law-Cherlyn Crees of Indiana

Mother-Nathalie (Bob) Walker of Marion

Brother-Bailey Williams of Louisiana

Sister-Melanie (Jesse) James of Marion


Miles (Hannah) James of St. Louis

Max James of Marion

Austin Williams of Louisiana

B.G. Williams of Louisiana

Great Nieces-Kristine, Katie and Chole Williams of Louisiana

Great Nephew-Blaze Williams of Louisiana

She was preceded in death by her father, A.B. Williams and son, Don Austin Crees

In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated.  Family graveside services will be held at a later date.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or The Lighthouse Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Karen

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: August 3, 2019

    God bless u melinda the tears of pain will ease but never go away completely but you will learn to smile and remember all your wonderful memories she will be watching over you and sending messages ,,my mom sends me butterfly’s love you girly prayers and hugs❤🙏

  • Guest: Jennifer Eader

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: August 3, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your loss ! Judy & I never met in person but we would talk on the phone some .. I worked w/ Don for years & always heard & had great conversations about His & my Golden Retriever. Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers …

  • Guest: Marty P. Truran

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: August 3, 2019

    So so sorry for your loss Melinda love and prayers for you and yours and the family may God hold you in his hands in this time of need….

  • Guest: Kim Lingle

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: August 4, 2019

    Everything about you(Judy )was comforting in any situation. Your Smile, voice and hugs!💕 prayers for your family who mourns the loss of your everyday Judy!🙏🙏Melinda, Be comforted in knowing she’s at peace and surrounded by so much Love!! Stay Strong🙏💕