Judith (Judy) Sharon Bussey

Saturday 31st of July 1943 - Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Judith (Judy) Sharon Bussey


Celebration of Life

Jan 11, 2020 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Judith Sharon (Judy) Bussey age 76, born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, passed away on December 17th in Lexington, KY.  She is survived by daughter Sandy Smith Batchelor, son Thomas Benton (Tommy) Smith, granddaughter Savannah Massey and grandson Dawson Smith, all from Lexington, KY. Also, her siblings- Toby Bussey Howard (Bruce), Rodney Bussey (Helen), Karen O‚ÄôRourke (Tom) & John R. Bussey (Eda), and several nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Nova Hicks Oberle and Dawson E. Bussey and sister Peggy Bussey.

For the past 20 years, Judy worked as an adjunct professor for University of Kentucky and BCTC.  She was a writer, a scholar, an entrepreneur, and an activist. 

Join us to celebrate Judy's amazing life on Saturday, January 11, at  Celebration Center of Lexington, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, Ky.  The public is welcome from 4-7pm.  Family only from 3-4pm.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital.  Childhood cancer is a cause that was close to her heart.

Guest Book

Chris Reiser


I was blessed to have Judy Bussey as my communications instructor at BCTC in Danville during the Spring 2013 semester. She was not only an inspiring individual, but kind to her students as well. I always enjoyed our conversations, both in and out of class. Many times in the class she spoke of her children and grandchildren, and I know she was so very proud of them and loved them very much. She shared memories of her parents from Eastern Kentucky. She will forever be my Professor Bussey. May God bless and keep her.

1 year ago