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Judy Gale Walsh

Judy Gale Walsh, age 59, of New Castle, who was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. 

She was born in 1961 at Montgomery County Hospital in Bethesda, MD to the late Linda and Howard Shifflett. Judy loved music, animals, swimming, and baking with her granddaughter. She used to be a DJ and enjoyed karaoke. Judy’s favorite holiday was Halloween, in which she won numerous awards for her house decorations. Above all, she loved her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Donald J. Walsh. Judy is survived by her son, William Ayars; daughter-in-law, Quinetta Simms; granddaughter, Ashontay Simms; brothers, Thomas Shifflett, William Shifflett, and Michael Shifflett; nephews, Matthew Shifflett and Tom Shifflett; niece, Gabrielle Shifflett-Remphrey; a great nephew; and countless friends. 

Due to her wishes, no services will be held. We ask that you celebrate her life by striving to be as warm-hearted, loving, and generous as she was. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist with the research of liver and kidney disease through American Liver Foundation https://liverfoundation.org/ or American Kidney Fund https://www.kidneyfund.org/.


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23 Condolences for Judy Gale Walsh

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Judy was a wonderful person. I met her when she would visit her mom & dad WV. I will keep her family & friends in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Billy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. We are praying for all of you during this difficult time. I have a lot of great memories of Aunt Judy growing up. She will be greatly missed.


  • To my beloved aunt. You will be missed.

  • Tommy, Billy, and Mike. Norman, Debbie, and I send our condolences to you and your families on the loss of Judy. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the time. With love, The Ferguson’s

  • You will certainly be missed ..
    Always had a open Heart and truly genuine!!

  • Billy you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are here for you all if there is anything you need. Judy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
    All our love,
    Tom Julie and Cory.

  • I’m going to miss you baby sis. You can now keep mom and dad and Donny company and watch over all of us until we meet again.

  • My condolences to the family, Mrs Judy was always a very caring mom. Always showed generosity to even the newest friends of william.

  • You treated everyone so nicely, including me. I will miss you and rest in peace love.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Judy. I met her in 3rd grade and we instantly became friends. We had the best times in high school & continued hanging out together for quite a few years after high school! So many good memories … RIP Judy ☮️

  • So so sorry for everyone’s loss.
    Judy was special and I’ve missed not seeing her daily. Will miss her texts wishing me well and checking on me.
    Truly a giving person
    I’m sure she’s with Donnie again.
    God bless her and her family

  • Rest In Peace Judy. I will miss you.

  • Judy you made a huge difference in my life and had so much fun. I will miss you greatly but I am happy that you are with Donny again.

  • Judy will be missed by everyone who knew her. She has been my best friend since we were five years old. I will miss her more than I can express. I wish she was still here with us. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I have lots of stories and memories about our adventures. She is the one who introduced me to my husband George and I thank her every day for him. I miss talking to her already! She will be in our hearts forever!

  • Heaven has gained another Angel! From the very first time Judy and I spoke over the telephone; Right away ,I felt her warmth. I admired her kind spirit and her Beautiful love for her family! She said call me “MOM!” I loved Judy’s great sense of humor. Her kind nature and generosity shined through. She will be missed. She had a lovely laugh. Beautiful inside and out
    We are Praying for her family. We are here for you & if I can do anything please let me know.
    I will be honored to help in anyway . Rest in peace Judy.

  • I wish I could fit into a small paragraph how amazing of a woman you were. Or how much I love you. But I could fill a book with the things I could say and the memories I have of you. You are an angel. Just like great nan. Someone who left a positive imprint in the hearts of those who got to know you. My heart breaks everyday without you. I want so bad to call and hear your voice. Or to feel your hugs and kisses. I hope youre with poppy. And great nan and pop. Titan and Pedro. Thank you for all the love and and endless laughter and best cooking.
    Love Your pumpkin

  • Billy and family,
    I can’t put into words how sorry we are for your loss. Your Mom will be missed–her lovely smile and loving heart by me and my family. I will remember the fun times, the celebrations, holidays, and all the happy as well as the sad times we all shared but mostly I will miss the special cousin bond we had growing up. As our lives changed we didn’t stay in touch as often as we should but all of us are special and unique and love one another. Love always Phyllis, Doug, Jay and Malisa

  • My most sincere condolences to her family. Such a young age. May her family find strength in the love that she gave to them.

  • I knew Judy for a long time she was one who introduced me to my 1st wife. Judy was a great friend & was loved by many. I am in shock over hearing this. R.I.P. JUDY TILL WE MEET AGAIN …..

  • I am heart broken at losing my little sister. I am sending thoughts and prayers to you Billy n Tay for strength through this difficult time. To Tom and Bill and Mike you also have my thoughts and prayers.

  • Omg! Judy,Rip! She was such an amazing woman! I met her through my husband Jerry. She used to DJ at Ron’s place. The same place where she lost her husband. May he RIP! Judy was so kind and so lovable.. we always a good time.. Her favorite song to sing was, Bobby McGee from Janis Joplin… and she killed it everytime!!! I had no idea she had passed…so sad,what a beautiful person!!! RIP Judy!! ❤

  • I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Judy’s passing. Sending love and prayers from Mississippi!

  • Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Losing a sibling is hard but the pain will fade in time. Keep those memories close to your heart and remember the times you had with her.