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Judy Sharon Chrisman, age 82, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2023.  She was born June 28, 1941, in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Robert and Rosalie (Amante) Chrisman.  Judy worked many years in the food and beverage industry as a waitress and bartender. She loved popcorn and a movie, swimming and laying in the sun, quilting and sewing, going out to eat, and her favorite thing to do was read!

Survivors include her five children, Dawn Christine, Elizabeth DuBois, Don (Marcy) Baird, Pat (Darcie) Baird, and Robert (Tammy) Baird; 16 grandchildren; and sisters, Jeanne Barnes of Colorado and Elizabeth Gibson of Atlanta.

She was preceded in death by her beloved & greatly missed daughter, Shannon Marie Baird; her parents, Robert and Rose; and brother, Robert Chrisman.

Per Judy’s wishes cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Laurels of Kent for their care and compassion throughout this difficult time.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Jeanne Barnes on July 13, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Judy was the oldest of us 4 kids, as a child we spent a lot of summer time going to the lakes. What fun we had. Judy was a very popular girl in school. Judy was a fun loving and hard working gal. Life wasn’t always easy for her but she never gave up. When she moved back to Michigan from Texas we would go out for lunch a couple times a month. She liked to go to Olive Garden and Long John’s Silver especially. I miss Judy immensely. She will always be in my heart.

  2. Mary Ellen Racine (Baird ) on August 12, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Judy and I were friends in our teen years thru the junior achievement program. My maiden name was Baird (no relation). I was surprised when she became a Baird and more surprised to see she had a daughter-in-law named Darcie. My father’s name was Darcy Baird. Just the ramblings of an old lady.

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