Glanzer, Judith “Judy” Coppage, 73, passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones on July 21, 2022 after a fourteen month battle with brain cancer.
Judy was born August 22, 1948 to Montyle and Guy Coppage of Adel, Georgia. She graduated from Cook County High School in 1966. After graduating, she went on to have a career in civil service. That led to her working at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. for four years as the Military Coordinator of Congressional Travel in the Office of The Secretary of The Air Force. After moving to Montgomery she jumped full time into being a stay at home mom for her three children. She was fully involved with their schools, PTA, sports teams, community events, and more. This eventually led to her nearly thirty year career as school secretary at Forest Avenue Academic Magnet.
Judy was a passionate woman with a true servant’s heart. She touched the lives of countless people during her time at Forest Avenue and as a member of Frazer United Methodist Church for over thirty years. Known affectionately as “JuJu” by her grandchildren (and eventually many others), she never missed the opportunity to be present and involved with every show, sporting event, recital, and school activity. Even during her battle with cancer she continued to prioritize time with her family and never lost her lively personality.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents Guy Washington Coppage and Montyle Sanders Coppage, her brother in law Mack Register, and her son in law Scot Mims. She is survived by her children Angie Mims, Michael (Casey) Glanzer and Ryan (Matt Burgoyne) Glanzer, grandchildren Macy (Stephen) Sorrell, Mallie Mims, Mason Mims, Sanders Glanzer, and Claire Glanzer, great granddaughter Aubrey Sorrell, as well as her sisters Sarah Register and Sandra (Skip) Morrison, along with many nieces and nephews that she loved and adored.
In January her family will gather at Fellowship Baptist Church in Cecil, GA to honor her memory and bury her remains next to her loving parents as she wished. In lieu of flowers, her family has requested contributions be made to the outdoor classroom/courtyard fund at **Forest Avenue Academic Magnet School for landscaping additions, repairs, maintenance, etc. as it will soon be dedicated in her loving memory, or to the Glioblastoma Foundation at www.glioblastomafoundation.org