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Julia ‘Judy’ Dahlem Cox

Julia ‘Judy’ Dahlem Cox, 59, passed away December 14, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born December 18, 1958, in Aberdeen, MS to Julius Dahlem and Hazel Atkins Dahlem of the Darracott community. Judy graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1976 and attended Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, Mississippi. She married Danny ‘Kevin’ Cox on January 10, 1987. Kevin and Judy celebrated 31 years of marriage in January 2018. She attended First Baptist Church in Aberdeen. In 1986 Judy began work for the United States Postal Service as a part-time substitute rural route mail carrier. In the early years, Judy substituted for all five of the rural routes. Once becoming a full-time carrier and working route 3 exclusively, a job quickly became a decade’s long passion. She considered the customers along Route 3 as part of her family and took great pride in serving them. It was important to Judy to know each customer and their families personally. In addition to the route 3 residents, Judy loved and appreciated her co-workers. She was an integral part of training new employees and always offering support and encouragement for them. After 32 years of service, Judy was looking forward to retirement. For those that knew her best, Judy’s knowledge, efficiency, sense of humor and moxie will be missed greatly. She is survived by her husband Kevin, son Kenneth Brandon Herndon of Laurel, MS, three brothers; Mike Dahlem (Cathy) of Mooreville, MS, Donald Dahlem (Faye) of Aberdeen, Ronald Dahlem of Tupelo, MS; niece Deanna Dahlem of Eugene, OR; nephew Drew Dahlem, and great-nephew Reed Dahlem of Peppertown, MS; mother in law, Eula Cox of Columbus, MS and sister in law, Layne Hall (Tommy) of Columbus.; and two grand neighbors Audie Carolyne and Thomas Brunson Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents and her first husband Kenny Herndon of Aberdeen.

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