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Judith Lynn Midkiff / February 26, 2018

Judith Lynn “Judy” Midkiff, 52, of Midlothian died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1965, a daughter of the late Earl Scott Midkiff and Shirley Hodnett Midkiff. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Millstone and a member of Tomahawk Baptist Church, Midlothian, where she served as a deacon and was active in the youth. She was employed for over 30 years with the Virginia Cooperative Service as Program Operations/Evaluations with the Family Nutrition Program through Virginia Tech at the Richmond Center.

Ms. Midkiff is survived by her daughter, Anna Katherine Midkiff; her sister, Carolyn Midkiff Harris and husband Fred of Littleton, N.C.; her nephews, Kevin Harris and wife Suzannah of Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew Harris of California and beloved cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Earl Midkiff.

A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Millstone with Rev. Kristopher Cook officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Home, P.O. Box 1398, Brookneal, VA; Susan G. Komen Foundation, Tomahawk Baptist Church, The EDGE, 12920 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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