Judith Anne Pollard (Judy)

pollard-11-2016Judith Anne Pollard (Judy), 70, passed away on November 20, 2016 in Clear Lake, TX. She was born on September 18, 1946 in Florence, South Carolina to Phyllis and Arthur F. Lorton Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy H. Pollard, her mother, Phyllis Lorton and her father, Arthur F. Lorton Jr. Judy is survived by her daughters, Blaire Chapman, Sarah Pollard, and Shelley Baker and their husbands Brian Chapman, Shea Scott, and Adam Baker; sister, Linda Burnett; brother, Arthur (Tres) Lorton III; grandchildren, Jordyn Chapman and Avery Chapman, and numerous beloved family members and friends.

She earned a bachelor’’s degree from Southwestern University and spent many years teaching in elementary schools in the Austin and Houston areas.

Judy will be remembered as a woman with a compassionate heart and lively, hilarious spirit. She was an avid follower of current events and Houston sports teams. She was a champion for the underdog and disenfranchised, teaching her children and grandchildren to extend compassion, care, and advocacy to those who are marginalized.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Webster Residence and Rehabilitation in Webster, TX for providing excellent, loving care to Judy.

A memorial will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00 am at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062. Internment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.


  1. Dear Sarah, Blaire and Shelly,
    I just received notice from our church of your mother’s passing. I am so saddened to hear of her loss to all of you and your families. We had lost track of each other, after all these years, but I cherish my memories of many years ago, of her friendship back when my son, Jason and Sarah were close friends and playmates in their pre-school and early elementary years. Judy was such an amazing, and always cheerful and sunny lady. My deepest sympathy to each of you. I know your mother will be greatly missed. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terry Smith (you can find me on Facebook as Terry Storey Smith)

    Terry Smith
  2. Judy will be dearly missed. She was one of those people I felt an immediate connection with. I so enjoyed my time with her. Love to her family and all those she blessed in this life.

    Shannon Stephens
  3. Blaire, Sarah and Shelley, please accept my sincere condolences. There is nothing as precious and irreplaceable as a mother. It is good that you have each other and can share your sorrow and your strength. Judy’s beauty, intelligence and wit continue now through you girls.

    Gayla Brashears
  4. Judy was a very special lady and a big influence on my early life. She was my cool cousin from Texas. Such a free spirit and so pretty. Once asked how to describe her, I could only answer, Judy is just Judy. She was special then and always will be. We miss her so much, but cherish the time we spent together. Love you cuz.

    Rick and Debbie Breeding

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