ForeverMissed
Judy Jean (Broutman) Tison (69) of Gainesville, FL—beloved daughter, sister, wife, relative, friend, neighbor, and pet whisperer—passed away on December 25, 2020 at her home in Gainesville. Judy Tison is predeceased in death by her parents (Carol Ann and Stanford Arthur Broutman) and a sister (Susan Knott). She is survived by her husband (John "JL" Tison) and sisters Leslie True and Amy Schultz, her family by birth, her family by marriage, and her extended family built through love. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org and Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm at millcreekfarm.org.
FUNERAL 
Judy's memorial service was streamed live on December 31, 2020 at 2pm from the Chapel in the Meadows in Forest Meadows Cemetery in Gainesville, Florida. 
You can watch a recording of the service via Zoom by clicking here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/aTnqkevRN5ErGEYy...
Passcode: Db*au#P7
This recording will be available until Jan. 31, 2021.

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Philippians 4:11-13
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Revelation 21:4
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

John 15:11
“These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”

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THANK YOU to Jeb and the team at Forest Meadows Funeral Home. 
Posted by Lewis Garnett on January 13, 2021
In the three years the Broutmans lived three houses away from me, I was forever changed.

Judy and I became fast friends, playing all the childhood games, trying to climb her mother’s clothesline pole, riding in their station wagon sitting backward, and I nearly destroyed, however unintentionally, one of their Christmas trees — a tale I’m told she recounted every year at holiday gatherings.

Judy was extraordinary: insightful, caring, honest, smart. I aspired, however poorly, to be like her.

For her 60th birthday, I sent her a list of the things I remembered. It took a page and a half and was all good.

John, Leslie and Amy, there is nothing I can say that will make it better, but my heart goes out to you for the loss of this remarkable person.
Posted by Amber Zuckerman on January 1, 2021
Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Louenis Kvaltine on December 31, 2020
I worked closely with Judy while she was the Behavior Resource teacher then the Guidance Counselor at Talbot Elementary School. She became a wonderful friend. I am having a hard time believing she is gone. Perhaps her loving spirit is with me. She will be very missed. Love to her family and especially JL.
Posted by Joy C Gattshall on December 31, 2020
Judy got her wings!!! She was always an angel, though...
Posted by Jeb Turner on December 30, 2020
Prayers for peace that passes all understanding!

Posted by Candra Fisher on December 28, 2020
I know Judy through her sister, Leslie. In many ways, I feel like I know her. She was a beautiful soul. Judy had immense courage of heart. Her amazing caregiving extended to so many. 
There are so many lovely memories and these will live on forever. It is with joy that we know she is in the arms of God.......at rest.
My deep love and thoughts go out to all who miss her so. I am praying for all of you.

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Posted by Lewis Garnett on January 13, 2021
In the three years the Broutmans lived three houses away from me, I was forever changed.

Judy and I became fast friends, playing all the childhood games, trying to climb her mother’s clothesline pole, riding in their station wagon sitting backward, and I nearly destroyed, however unintentionally, one of their Christmas trees — a tale I’m told she recounted every year at holiday gatherings.

Judy was extraordinary: insightful, caring, honest, smart. I aspired, however poorly, to be like her.

For her 60th birthday, I sent her a list of the things I remembered. It took a page and a half and was all good.

John, Leslie and Amy, there is nothing I can say that will make it better, but my heart goes out to you for the loss of this remarkable person.
Posted by Amber Zuckerman on January 1, 2021
Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Louenis Kvaltine on December 31, 2020
I worked closely with Judy while she was the Behavior Resource teacher then the Guidance Counselor at Talbot Elementary School. She became a wonderful friend. I am having a hard time believing she is gone. Perhaps her loving spirit is with me. She will be very missed. Love to her family and especially JL.
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Family and friends will remember Judy as petite in size, and extra-large in heart and spirit. She will be greatly missed. 

Judy was born on April 14, 1951 to Carol Ann and Stanford Arthur Broutman, in the town of Muskegon, Michigan. She spent much of her childhood years playing outside and getting into (and eventually out of) trouble. In 1984 she married John “J.L.” Tison, the love of her life, and together they enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and boating. Judy carried an enormous capacity for humor, and was never one to forget a funny story. 

A Master’s Degree holder from Stetson University in DeLand, FL, Judy was a guidance counselor at several K-16 schools throughout Alachua County, Florida and beyond. Judy devoted her energy to students, enriching the lives of countless young adults. She gave compassion freely to all those around her, and was a treasured advisor and confidant. 

Throughout her life, Judy challenged us all to live with more love, faith, and empathy. Her tenacity was evident through her belief in people, commitment to others, and will to live.
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Shared by Diana Conti on December 28, 2020
One of the sweetest persons, always with a smile on her beautiful face.  Judy had a heart of gold and always put all her efforts forth for caring for those who meant the most to her.   An angel in so many ways, for all the love and caring ways she extended to others she too was given the love and care by her own angels.  Family meant the most and as we can see by all the wonderful photos shared here, Judy's heart was filled with so much love.  JL, Leslie, Amy, Beth...I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.  Hold dear the memories that you have and Judy will forever live on in your heart.