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Judy Amos (B S 1976) (Sumner)

Judy Amos (B S 1976) (Sumner)



Judith Amos Sumner

May 4th, 1952 - February 2nd, 2024


Judith Amos Sumner (71) of Grayling, Michigan died very suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, February 2, 2024 in Traverse City, Michigan. She was born on May 4, 1952 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Charles Junior Amos and Mary Susana Peori Amos. Judy was the second of five children raised on a farm at the top of a hill in Fulton. Often, she would take her daughters up to visit the old farm and give them a taste of the back roads of West Virginia. Her mother, Mary, found Mr. Herbert Armstrong and the Radio Church of God in the early 1960s and began attending Sabbath services with the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) shortly after.

She graduated from Tridelphia High School and went on to attend Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas. Excelling in basketball and track, she enjoyed being active and always shared fond memories of being a counselor for the Boundary Waters Canoe Trip in Ore, Minnesota. After graduating with a degree in home economics and physical education she moved to Pasadena, California and lived and worked near the WCG Headquarters. While there she met and later married Michal Howard Sumner and the couple moved to his hometown of Alpena, Michigan.Judy and Michal had two daughters, Mika and Alexis. The family later moved to Grayling where Judy lived until her death. Judy went back to school and attended Kirkland Community College majoring in medical terminology and medical transcription. After graduation she worked for Mercy Hospital of Grayling. Judy worked as a medical transcription at the hospital for almost 30 years.

She was a long time member of the United Church of God, attending the Gaylord, Michigan congregation. Judy loved to be able to attend the Feast of Tabernacle (FOT) sites around the world and loved the time spent with brethren. She always had a fondness for the children in the congregation and always made sure to bring them special Sabbath gifts or make time to share a story or laugh with them. Some of her favorite Feast memories were teaching all the kids Uno during the 2018 Suriname Feast, visiting with the Italian nonne in the evenings and the beachside braai (BBQ) in South Africa. Judy loved an adventure and got a good laugh while her daughter Alexis figured out how to drive on the opposite side of the road.

She started volunteering with the local Meals on Wheels program and liked to keep herself busy. Judy loved reading and especially loved learning about history. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary. Judy is survived by her daughters Mika and Alexis (Christopher); siblings Alexa (Larry) Parker, Charles (Sandi) Amos, and Louis Amos; cousin Patty Smith and many nieces, a nephew and extended family.

Memorial services in Northern Michigan and Wheeling, WV will be planned at a later date.

Memories and condolences can be shared online on the Keeper website at . In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Crawford County Commission on Aging or the UCG Camp Program

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