Our loving mother, sister, aunt and "Grumpy", Judy Medlin Sappington, 73, longtime resident of the Cotton Plant and New Hope Communities in Tippah County, passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following a brief illness.
Funeral Services remembering the life of Mrs. Sappington will be at 2 PM Sunday April 14 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Cobb and Bro. Steve Denton officiating. Burial will follow in Academy Cemetery near Blue Mountain.
Mrs. Sappington was born March 27, 1946 in New Albany, MS, the daughter of the late Alvie & Octavie Wells Medlin. She received her education in the Tippah-Union School System and was married December 17, 1960 to her beloved husband, Kenny Lanier Sappington, Sr, who preceded her in death on February 17, 2007.
A member of Academy Baptist Church, Mrs. Sappington was employed in the manufacturing industry that included BenchCraft and Denton Mills. Affectionately known as "Grumpy" , she will be remembered for the love of family, dining out and playing Rook. Reading, puzzles, gardening and flowers were favorite pasttimes.
Visitation will continue Sunday from 1 PM to 2 PM at The Ripley Funeral Home.
Memories will be cherished by her children, Cindy Yopp (Bryan) of the Buena Vista Community, Greg Sappington (Dot) of Ripley and Kenny Sappington II (Anita) of Blue Mountain, two sisters, Rachel Hill (Jamie) and Martha Ann Smith (Dennis), both of New Albany, six grandchildren, Abby Sappington, Kim Wright, Kerri Russ, Kevin Peters, Summer Surber and Will Gray, seven great grandchildren, Kymberlee, Maddie Lou, Cody, Brandin, Robbie, K.K. , Kaden and her loyal pet canine, "Bear".
She was also preceded in death by a son, Mike Sappington, one granddaughter, Kayla Dominguez and two brothers, James and Jackie Medlin.
The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sappington family and invites you to share memories.
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