Judith Worsham

Obituary of Judith Leona Barnes Wright Worsham

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"The Lord is my light and my Salvation whom shall, I fear? Psalms 27:1



Judith Leona Barnes Wright Worsham was welcomed into the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 21, 2024, in Amelia, Virginia. Judith was born June 16, 1944, in Washington, DC at Freedman’s Hospital (now Howard University Hospital) to Joseph Martin Barnes, Sr. and Elsie Hughes Barnes. She attended Powell Elementary and was among one of the first cohorts of students to integrate schools in the Washington area. She attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Upper Northwest, graduating in 1962.


After completing undergraduate studies at Federal City College in Washington, DC, Judith began what she called “a career of a lifetime” in education with the District of Columbia Public School System. She later attended Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland where she received a Master of Science degree in Special Education, with postgraduate studies in Educational Leadership & Administration.  Judith loved the teaching profession and had a profound impact on her students, teachers, and colleagues.


In 1987, Judith relocated to Amelia County where she continued her career as an educator, serving in several capacities in the classroom and as an Administrator with Chesterfield Public Schools.


In 1990, Judith met her husband, Howard Leroy Worsham. They married in 1992 and enjoyed 31 years together. In 2010, Judith retired from Chesterfield Public Schools. Over the years, she continued serving her community on a volunteer basis as a tutor and mentor to many students and families in Amelia and beyond. Judith was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, music, theatre, and travel. She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Phi Delta Kappa, International.


 Over the years, Judith adored the many cats, dogs, and birds, which made her home, their home. She also doted over her grandchildren, whom she called, “The best and the brightest.” Judith’s wise and beautiful spirit, and her remarkable vision of excellence will endure for generations.


She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted Husband, Howard Leroy Worsham; Two Children from a previous marriage, Kimberley S. Jones, J.D.(Frederick D. Jones III, M.D), Mark Alexander Wright; two devoted bonus children, Wanda Worsham and Zakiya Calloway (Christopher Calloway)Grandsons, Frederick Douglas Jones IV, Noah Alexander Wright, J.D., Matthew Alexander Jones, and Jacob Daniel Wright; a bonus grandson James Coleman, Jr. and Christopher Calloway, Jr.; three bonus granddaughters, Vontanya Sykes (Benjamin Sykes, Jr.), Ainsley Allen and Kiara Mickins, six (bonus) great-grandchildren; many devoted in-laws; Ashleigh Walton (God-daughter); great aunt Louise Worsham; father of her children, Alexandar Wright and a host of family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her Parents, Elsie and Joseph Barnes and her Brother, Joseph M. Barnes, Jr.


Special thanks to Rachel Smith, Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, Alma Walton, Mr. and Mrs. James Booker, Ms. Aurora Edmonds, Martha Morgan, Kim Wiseman, Brenda Walton, Linda Blevins, Virginia Dudley, Barbara Rumph, Suzanna Mackey, Peggy May and Crater Community Hospice.



Public Viewing, Friday, March 1, 2024, 1-7pm at the V.Y. Scott Funeral with Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Omega Service at 6pm.

Funeral Services, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 12:00 pm at Manassa Hill Baptist Church, 11741 Namozine Rd, Amelia, with internment at the Bethia Baptist Church Cemetery, Amelia.

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1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 1, 2024
V. Y. Scott Funeral Home - Amelia
14001 Patrick Henry Hwy
Amelia Court House, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Manassa Hill Baptist Church
11741 Namozine Rd
Amelia Courthouse , Virginia, United States


1:30 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Bethia Baptist Church
7331 Miltary Rd
Amelia Courthouse , Virginia, United States
After Service

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Judith Worsham

1944 - 2024

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