Pauline “JUDY” Harper



Pauline Jewett (Bondurant) “Judy” Harper was born February 5, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio to Grace (Pinkney) and Thomas Bondurant. Judy was the fourth of 15 children born to this union. As a young woman, she married the love of her life, Louis Harper. Louis called her “Love.” As a result, his entire Harper family continued to call her “Love” during their 59 years of an exceptionally happy marriage. Louis and Love were blessed with two loving children, Diane and Van.
Judy graduated from Columbus Central High School and attended The Ohio State University, majoring in journalism. She remained a devoted and faithful member of Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church for over 60 years. Judy was active as a member of Triedstone’s Hospitality Ministry (over 40 years) and the Covenant Sisters Cancer Support Group.
Judy always had a warm smile, bright and glistening eyes and kind, friendly words to share. She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as every member of her family. She engaged in friendly competition with her grandchildren in Scrabble, spades, spoons and tennis, but required them to win fair and square. Judy was a master at working crossword puzzles and liked the Young and the Restless.
Judy has always been very energetic and active. In high school she played basketball. In the early years of marriage she and Louis enjoyed bowling and playing bid wiz. When she retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation, she raced go carts, traveled extensively in the United States and the Caribbean; line danced, volunteered, learned to swim and stayed in shape with water aerobics. Additionally, she continued to develop spiritually, for eight years she was actively involved in the Bible Study Fellowship International (BSFI), Columbus Chapter. Judy made the world a brighter, kinder, gentler place for all she encountered.
She is preceded in death by: parents Grace(Pinkney) and Thomas Bondurant, brothers Ronald and Leroy (Vivian) Bondurant, sisters Roberta Bondurant, Kathy Cohran and Barbara Bondurant, sister-in-laws Elnora Bondurant, Annie (Robert) Pryor and Agnes Graves, brother-in-laws Frank and Julian Harper. Judy leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Louis Harper; devoted children, Patricia Diane (Robert) Shaw and Evan (Felicia) Harper, grandchildren Lesli and Jermaine Shaw, Amber, Alexandria and Austin Harper, great grandchildren Trevon , Tremaine, Allona, Ayanna Shaw, brothers Paul, David (Lydia), William Richard (Wanda), Rev. John Timothy (Leisia), Jonathan Thomas (Sherry) Bondurant, sisters Geraldine Clanton, Patty (Charles) Harris, Carmen (Charles) Hill, Linda Turner and June Evelyn (Pastor Edward) Black, brother-in- law, Isaac (Anna)Harper , sister-in-laws, Charlene Bondurant, Dorothy Tucker, Dr. Jean Harper (Preston Mack), long time good friend Hattie King a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Darlene and Tim Britford

    Dear family
    Tim and I will miss Judy's smiling face, love and friendship especially at the Harper family events. We will continue to pray for your family during this time of bereavement .
    May God Bless you and comfort you during the loss of your Love one
    Blessings to all !

  2. Pearl Reeves-Washington

    Louis & The Harper Family,

    Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY cometh in the morning. I am praying for your strength.

    Pearl Reeves-Washington

  3. Jacqueline A. Brown

    My deepest condolences to my family in their time of lost. Judy will be forever in our minds and hearts. God love and keep you all. Love always, Jackie.

  4. I love you all, an you are in my paryer. Gods grace is so great in the time of need, Stay stong, Love Darrell Clay

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