|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1990|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 2005|
PIKEVILLE - Judith Paige Johnson, 15, Keyser Heights, Pikeville, KY, passed away at her residence on Sun. Dec. 25, 2005. Paige was born in Pike County on June 15, 1990, a daughter of Jan Harvey Johnson and Betty Johnson. Paige was a member of the Pikeville Presbyterian Church, YMCA, Soccer, Choir, Cheerleader and loved music and dancing, a student at Pikeville High School where she had completed her Sophomore year. She is survived by her father, Jan Harvey Johnson and mother, Betty Johnson; grandparents, Paul E. Patton and Judi Patton, Mary Francis Stamper; two brothers, William Chase Johnson and Jan H. Johnson; aunts and uncles, Bambi Todd, Harria Fox, John Michael Johnson, Joey Johnson, Nicky Patton and Chris Patton. Pallbearers for the service are J.D. McCoy, Kegler Mann, Watson Ritchie, Clay Elliott, Huston MacAllen, Michael Lucas; honorary pallbearers are Coby Kurkowski, Chelsea Kurkowski, Amanda Combs, Stephanie Combs, Jessica Kitts, Kelly Kerr, Lara Sword, Ashley Martel, Sarah Davis, Maggie Reasor and Maddie Johnson. Visitation in Thacker Memorial Funeral Home on Tues. Dec. 27, 2005 from 2-10 pm. The body will lie in state from 11am-1pm Wed. Dec. 28, 2005 at the Presbyterian Church of Pikeville. The funeral service will begin at 1 pm in the church with Scott Weiss and Eddie Grigsby officiating. Entombment in J.U. Thacker Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations to the Judith Paige Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Trust Bank of Pikeville.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Pike County authorities report the 15-year old granddaughter of former Kentucky First Lady Judi Patton has been found dead.
Authorities say Judith Paige Johnson was staying at the Pikeville home of her other grandmother, Mary Francis Stamper, when her body was found in a bedroom Christmas morning.
Preliminary autopsy reports say the child may have died from meningitis.
Former Kentucky governor Paul Patton says medical officials have told the family there is a 99% chance Johnson had contracted bacterial meningitis.
An autopsy of Johnson was performed Monday at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort.
Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and a stiff neck.
Johnson spent Saturday night with the Pattons before returning home around 10 p.m., according to Paul Patton.
Patton added Johnson complained of not feeling well before leaving.
The funeral service for Johnson, who was a student at Pikeville High School, will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Pikesville Presbyterian Church.
I would Like to Give a Big Thank you To Jaclyn For Sponsoring Judith's Memorial Site,You Are An Angel,Thank You
Annie E. Young Cemetery
Created by: Tony Thibodaux
Record added: Dec 31, 2005
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