Judy Ann Drake Wise

Judy Ann Drake Wise, Born in Panama City FL, on Sept. 14, 1944 to General Lee Drake and Easter Lee Quick.

Judy was the youngest (and last surviving sibling) of 10 children. Early years spent in Donalsonville GA. She Graduated from Seminole County High School in 1962. Then she attended college at Trevecca Nazarene College University in Nashville TN. Where she graduated in 1990  with a Management Human Resources degree.

Married: Forrest Wise III on June 12, 1965 in Nashville TN

Children: Forrest Wise IV (Sandra);  Christopher Wise (Donna), Jason Wise (deceased), Mark Wise (Sheilah), Grandchildren:  Christie Wise McQueen (Rob), Forrest Wise V, Kaleb Wise, Jacob Wise, Kyler Wise.

She worked in the Opryland USA bank, spent many years as a cashier at Dillards in Rivergate Mall, Goodlettsville, TN. later a homemaker in Hendersonville until her passing. She enjoyed various sporting events: Tennessee Titans   (public events, local games and many away games); For many years, she volunteered to help the Nashville Striders, Music City Marathon, NCAA womens basketball tournaments. She assisted and lead many public social projects through the Hendersonville Jaycettes. Her hobby was researching and tracing connections to early American history and her English connections to royalty and medieval England. She traveled to England 4 times visiting their various points of interest.  Her heritage and connections to early American history qualified her for membership in the Jethro Sumner Daughters of the American Revolution organization. She loved traveling and planned many wonderful memories in addition to trips to England, Attended the Rose Parade, many visits to the Golden Isles of south Georgia, Amelia Island, attended re-enactments of the American Civil War Battle of Natural Bridge near Tallahassee FL (her great grandfather fought in the battle). Visited the Grand Canyon (one plane ride over it), Hoover Dam and Las Vegas,  3 times attended the movie “Somewhere in Time” reunion at the Grand Hotel in Mackinaw Island MI meeting the stars of the film and dressing in her 1910 vintage outfits to fit the time-period of the setting in the movie. She also, traveled to many places in Tennessee - bed and breakfasts, state parks and various points of interest, especially if a historical connection. She loved attending the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville along with her Sunday School class Victory Class.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday Dec.15, 2018 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Wise Chapel, 510 Woodland St., Nashville, TN  37206 www.nfcn.org Visitation at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, service at 1 p.m. graveside immediately afterward. In lieu of flowers, suggest donations to www.bridgesofglory.org missionary endeavor.

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