Judy A. Duff


Judy Duff daughter of the late Samuel Lawless Gregory Sr and Janet Arlene Gregory Malone was born August 7, 1963 in Columbus, OH. Judy was a graduate of Briggs High School and Columbus Technical Institute (now known as CSCC) where she earned an Associate’s degree and became licensed as a Registered Nurse. Judy served her community working in hospitals, group homes, mental health facilities, home health care, and education centers. While working at Quantum Health as a Case Manager, Judy attended Charter Oak earning a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.

Judy loved working with acrylic paint, she’s painted glass, canvas, fabric, adding personal touches throughout her home. Published in the National Library of Poetry, Judy enjoyed writing poetry and plays, and singing. Judy lived her life without limits, never afraid to try something new, travel somewhere new or meet someone new. A child of Christ, Judy carried the love of God with her wherever she went, and always shared her blessings with others.

Judy departed this life at Mount Carmel Hospital on Tuesday December 14, 2021 at the age of 58. Those left to cherish her memory are her children Jayra Harris and Jeremy Harris, her mother Janet Malone, and her siblings, (sisters) Shawn Webster, Theressa Turner, Stephanie Bray (Darren), and Lorraine Canady, (brothers) Samuel Gregory Jr. (Roz), Stefan Gregory (Angela), Tyrone Johnson, Frederick Gregory (Renee), and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Union Cemetery. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Duff Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com



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  1. Sending Prayers and condolences to the family. Judy was a beautiful soul and spirit, God wanted his angel back RIP Judy.

  2. Judy was one of my first nurse mentors. I will alway remember her kindness and her beautiful smile! My sincere condolences to her family.

  3. I’ve worked with Ms. Judy for 5 years now and she was 1 of the sweetest souls I’ve ever met. She’ll truly be missed ❤

  4. Hi,

    I am terribly sorry and saddened to hear about this. Judy was a wonderful mom and person that loved her family very much.

    Although we have all experienced loss, I can only imagine how impacting this terrible loss is for those of you who were closest to Judy. She was too young to go but maybe that is because she had served her purpose on Earth and was called home early. I know that may not help and nothing can take the pain of this loss away, but I hope you can take some small comfort in knowing and believing that you will see her again.

    Sorry again for this terrible loss.

    Mike Malone

  5. Sharing in your sorrow. I will always remember Judy’s beautiful smile. My condolences to her family.

  6. I have worked with Judy for 12 years. We worked together at Aetna then I referred her to Quantum Health. At Aetna we learned how to have difficult conversations with people on the phones. It was called “rollin with resistance’ “ we had a song we created for team building? That song will be stuck in my head with Judy’s words forever! Chorus was to CCR-Proud Mary! . I loved hearing her sing! I love when Judy came to the race track with us. She always wanted to race her car on the track. I know she is singing in heaven and I hope she has a chance to race that car!!! Love you Judy! You will be missed by many. Love and prayers to her family.
    Robin Metz

  7. Hello I met Judy years ago she was a very sweet woman she was married to my uncle Jeffrey duff and she will always be in our hearts r .I .p

  8. Sending my sincerest condolences to Judy’s family during this heartfelt loss. May Judy rest in peace

  9. To Judy’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Judy was such an amazing lady, I have nothing but amazing memories of her! Judy is the most amazing co-worker I have had. She was so kind, caring and loving to all. She wasn’t just a co-worker though, was a cheerleader in my health journey; celebrating my victories and rallying with me when I fell. We would definitely encourage each other to be our best selves! I will miss you deeply Judy, love and peace.

  10. Diane Kallenbach

    My sincere sympathy to Judy’s family. May she rest in peace.

  11. I’m at a loss for words! I love you all Gregory Family.
    My prayers are with you!


    Gena Moore

  12. Judy, my friend, my colleague, my confidant. I will miss you, especially your smile. You always greeted me (each time we would see each other) with your beautiful smile, a twinkle in your eyes that could light up the world and an up beat free spirit. You always looked at situations from every possible point of view and made decisions based on what was best for everyone. You could always see the humor in life and lift my spirits by making me laugh. You taught me to remain light hearted and to experience everything from my heart. Save me a seat by you in the nurses’ choir. We need you here with us but I know that God needed you more in heaven to keep spirits high. To Judy’s family. I know that you will miss Judy’s smile, laugh and her free spirit that she so generously shared with all of us. You were so blessed to have her as part of your family. Continue to experience her free spirit in your own lives; laugh out loud, paint with bold colors, mix and match things that work. Judy will be waiting to welcome you home and her angelic robe will be bright and bold. Be blessed.

  13. DeAngelo Blanchard

    Offering you all love and light as you celebrate the life of Mama Duff! I’ll miss our side chats that indiscreetly would happen in front of everyone, her life advice warranted or not (haha), and the way her infectious laugh would warm you soul. I pray that this transition comes with healing! My sincerest condolences!

    As I pray for an abundance of blessings,

    DeAngelo Blanchard

  14. LaShaunda Malone

    I am very sorry to hear this sad news about our sister Judy. We will miss her. I will most of all miss her laughter and smile. Condolences to all who will miss her and always keep her memory alive.

  15. Karla (Pritchet) Webb

    I was so sad to hear about Judy’s passing. I have known her since I was a very young girl. I always enjoyed her smile and that laugh!! She was so kind and so giving. There is so much I could say because she’s been around my family for so long. She was there for my family when my mother passed this past May. We appreciated her so much. Her physical presence will truly be missed, but all the wonderful memories will live on through all that knew her. To her children and other family members, may God carry you through and keep you strengthened.
    I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
    Karla (Pritchet) Webb

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