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Obituary for Erma "Judy" Ellen Friend

Erma “Judy” Ellen Friend, 78, passed away on January 15, 2024, at Peace Healthcare at Dennett Road Manor. Born on January 28, 1945 in Oakland, MD to the late, Lester Roy and Margaret Nell (Brown) Welch. Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Clifford A. Friend, Sr.; brothers, Roy, Ernest, Russell, Olen and Carl Welch; sisters, Mabel Lewis and Nancy Uphold; step-siblings, William, Burl, and Ronald Welch, Maxine Patton, Rosella Pattrick, Evelyn Glotfelty, and Emma Kathlene “Chubby” Brown; and great granddaughter, Aliza Friend.
Judy was a homemaker and a “Mom to everyone”. She loved rocking on her back porch and feeding the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks. She loved to cook and bake for her family, watch Andy Griffith and Gun Smoke. Judy loved the Lord and always signed her cards… Jesus and your Mom Love You!
Judy is survived by her children; Clifford A. Friend, Jr. (Tammy), Robin S. Friend, Roger W. Friend (Susan), Sherry L. Mulliken (John), Tammy J. Daugherty (Tate), Connie L. Gay (Michael), Roy L. Friend, Amanda D. Lynch (Joe) and Jessica M. Friend; sister, Cleda Jane Bulger (Tom); brothers, Denver Welch (Lisa) and Clyde Welch; grandchildren, Justin, Hannah, Joshua, Amber, James, Breanna, Abigail, Emily, Lindsay, Megan, Kaci, Lacy, Jordon, Nikolai, Jeremy, Aaron, and Adelynn; great grandchildren, Brent, Hayden, Rhett, James, Amilynn, Gracelynn, Benjamin, Amari, Eleanor, Maverick and Natalia. Judy will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Friends will be received on Friday, January 19th, from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland MD, 21550. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at the funeral home and interment will be private.