Deceased Information


    Judith Smith

  • AGE



    Sunday, November 26, 2017 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, November 28, 2017


    1:00 PM



    Greenwood Cemetery


    Judith Gershon Smith of blessed memory, 92 years young, wife extraordinaire, inspirational mother, unconditionally loving grandmother, devoted friend, ribbon-winning Storyteller, one-of-a-kind coach, motivational speaker, fashionista and tchotchke connoisseur passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 comfortably in her home and birthplace of Atlanta, Georgia. Born August 17, 1925, Judy was the daughter of Rebecca and Oscar Gershon. She was a USO volunteer during WWII, a Pentagon employee in Washington DC, and a traveler to exotic places in the Mediterranean, the Iberian Coast, Israel, Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and the Canadian Rockies. Her husband, Jacob Smith was lucky enough to have been married to Judy for just shy of a half century, and he passed in 1995. Her son Bruce, known for his comic relief and original antics passed in 1975 and awaits his mom with Papa Jake. Judy is survived by her daughter, Karen Chernoff; and her son and "daughter" Michael and Vicki Smith; four grandchildren: Brian, Jeffrey, Alison, and Brad; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Radwin (Myron); and brother Burt Gershon. Sign online guestbook at Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rabbi Lawrence Rosenthal officiating. Following the funeral service, memorial and lively discussion and celebration of her life, memory and legacy will take place at the Jewish Tower. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Anna Zaibel Blau

    Mike and Karen I remember your mom and her warmth and beautiful smile. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    December 02, 2017 , 02:38 PM

  • Ivy & Mike Gomberg

    What a wonderful life your Mother had. May she always be remembered for the extraordinary person she was. You have our deepest condolences at this very sad time.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:10 AM

  • Victoria Smith

    I will miss you my dear mother in law May you have no more pain and rest in piece I love ?? you Victoria

    November 29, 2017 , 11:59 AM

  • Judy Arvey

    Sending the family my deepest regrets. Judy was a real treasure. I will miss her dearly. How fortunate you are to have had her for so many years. Fondly, Judy Arvey

    December 05, 2017 , 08:08 AM

  • Nancy Brower

    Sending my love to your family. Judy will be deeply missed. Love, Nancy

    November 29, 2017 , 12:00 PM

  • Lisa Ostrau

    Such a lovely southern lady. I will miss her. Love to the family.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:08 AM

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