Juritus Thatch

Sunrise: August 29, 1942

Sunset: April 7, 2021

Celebrating the Life of Juritus Annette Scott Thatch

Juritus Annette Scott Thatch, daughter of Mr. Quincy, Sr. (deceased), and Mrs. Josephine Scott, peacefully transitioned from this life and into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at home surrounded by loved ones. Juritus was born August 29, 1942 and was raised in the Liberty Park and Oakwood areas of Norfolk, Virginia, where she attended Liberty Park, Bowling Park and Oakwood Elementary Schools and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She also attended St. Paul’s College and sang in the chorus, one of her many passions.

Juritus, also referred to as Judy, would later marry the love of her life, the late Stanley Thatch, Sr. Four children were born from that union – daughter, Javonie Thatch Parris (deceased), and sons – Stanley Thatch, Jr., Scott Thatch, and the late Joseph Thatch. Juritus retired from the Department of Neighborhood and Leisure Services, Bureau of Recreation, after thirty-four years of dedicated service. Her influence in the community is what led her to become known as the “Queen of Berkley”, though her labor was not limited to this one area but extended throughout the City of Norfolk and Chesapeake, her church and beyond. There is no doubt that Judy’s life touched so many lives.

As articulated in the 2019 article entitled, “Just Judy”, Juritus was well known for having a godly heart and soul that was selfless, caring, faith-filled and loving. “Judy was always a hard worker and involved. She was a “chip off the old block” like her parents. Her work ethic was strong and her faith in God, even stronger. That faith was tested in the death of her beloved husband and daughter, Javonie. Judy suffered a devastating illness that put her into the hospital some years ago…This dynamic woman believes that every day is a day of thanksgiving…” (Grams of Faith Magazine, January 2020). Juritus’ memories will be cherished by her loving ninety-nine-year-old mother, Ms. Josephine Scott, whom she’d cared for up until the very end; sons – Stanley, Jr. (Shirley) and Scott (Tracy); brothers – Quincy, Jr. (Connie) and Thomas, Sr. (Florozelle); 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of treasured family and friends.

Viewing Friday, April 16, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Mildred Moorehead says

    To the Family of Juritus and Scott Family you have my Deepest condolences prayer are going up love you all

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      Gailday@live.com says

      BEST WOMAN IN THE world 🌎

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    DK says

    Stanley and Scott, we extend our love and heartfelt condolences to you, your Grandmother and family during this time. Our continual prayer is that God continues to stand near to comfort, console and carry you in the days ahead. Cheryl, Anna, Donna and family

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    Stove says

    Love u 4eva (buzzard luck)

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    Deacon Emeritus, Carolyn A. Hayes says

    To this dear and loving family, the Berkley community has loss another servant of God that will forever hold a special place in the hearts of thousands of lives. Truly our family was blessed by generations of Hawkins, Germans, Hayes and Jacksons children who knew and loved Mrs. Thatch. With our Love and Prayer we share our deepest condolences.

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    Precious Cooper Davis says

    Heaven truly gained an Angel. I will forever hold you in my heart.

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    The Craddock family says

    Stanley and Scott you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was such a beautiful and we’ll loved person who never hesitated to help and give love to others. Your family will continue to be our prayers. May God give you comfort and strength at this time.

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    Valerie Simpson says

    Rest in peace Mrs. Thatch you have been such a inspiration to the Berkley community. You gave the children of Berkley, and their parents and grandparents , your support, time, guidance, love and discipline for over fifty years. I started @ the Berkley center w her and Brenda Joyce @ 8 yrs old. My brother and sister as well. We’re spent countless hours @ the center and my mother never had to worry about us. She knew that we were in good hands w Mrs. Thatch. For many years I have been in AWE of this LADY!!!!!. She never stopped be “our mother” in good and bad times.
    She was always there. There will never be another Mrs. Thatch . We love you. You’ve won your race and fought the awesome fight now it’s time for you to rest. Stay strong Stanley and Scott and Thank you for sharing your mother with us the Berkley community. Rest in peace.. you are the hero of your story.

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    Deanna Branch‘Archibald says

    Mrs. Thatch will never be forgotten! She left a piece of herself with every child that entered into the Berkeley recreation Center. Her loyalty to the children and their parents was unprecedented! She always had an encouraging word. She would listen to any problem you had, but she will get you straight in a heartbeat. Nothing but pure love.

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    Bertoma Short DeLoatch says

    My God, My God, I know you make no mistakes, Lord but Losing Mrs. Juritus Thatch really hurts. Mrs. Scott, Stanley, Scott and you’ll have my deepest sympathy on the passing of A daughter and mother. Mrs. Thatch was my 2nd mom, always there for me through my ups and downs since I met her 51 years ago at the age of 14. Her encouragement and teachings of love, respect, fairness and helping others is a life long lesson that will never be forgotten. Loving her brought me into the field of employment in Recreation like her for 34 years. Her teachings of loving, helping, and encouraging kids, teens adults and Seniors will always be on my heart. Rest on Mom in Heart, “YOU DESERVE IT”.

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    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll says

    My wife , Rev. Dee and I offer our sincere condolences to the family of Sister ” Judy ” Scott Thatch , many of whom we know personally. Following the title of her last book, Something Told Me, Dee interviewed Juritus for an article Just Judy , which was written in Grams of Faith, 2019. Dee said Judy was the energized battery behind the bunny ( Mrs. Scott ). We shall truly miss her pleasant personality. Rest in peace Judy for truly you honored your father and your mother.

    Rev. Dr. James Edwards, lll
    Retired Pastor of New Rose of Sharon, Ches.

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    Christie Banks says

    Loss is never easy on the heart….Thank you Mrs. Thatch for your love, your support and your generosity.. Most of all thank you for being YOU… To the Scott and Thatch family..Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please know that your friends love you and are here for you.
    Love you The Banks Family

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    Rev. Delores W. Edwards says

    My deepest sympathy to the Scott family. It was my distinct pleasure to write an article on this beautiful soul. The symbiotic relationship between Judy and her mom was unmistakable during the three interviews and their many public appearances together. Nothing happens by chance and God directed me to share some of Judy’s story. If you were not observant, you might miss her quiet strength as the battery behind, Mrs. Josephine…the Energizer Bunny. I thank God for you, Judy. Rev. Dee

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    Augustine Jenkins Selden says

    To the Scott and Thatch family it is my prayer that God will comfort and strengthen now and always. To know Juritus was to love her, I will miss her and I say “so long Juritus see you later.” Healed forever and safe in the arms of God. I thank God for our friendship.

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    Darryl Jefferson says

    Rest in peace you were loved through out Berkeley

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    Coleen Norman says

    To the family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Praying that God comfort your hearts during this difficult time of transition. RIH Mrs. Thatch, you are loved and will be sorely missed!
    Norman/Epps family

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    Annie Jackson says

    To the family and love ones of Mrs.Thatch:
    Truly words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy.
    May you find comfort in knowing that the life that she lived has spoken for her.

    “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens.” 2 Corinthians 5:1

    Elder Annie Jackson and Family

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    Marie says

    To Ms. Juritus’ sons (Scott & Stanley) & the rest of the family my prayers are with you & you have my deepest condolence. Only three weeks ago you was @ this same place for Joe Joe. My heart is very heavy. They will be greatly miss.

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    Michele West Brown says

    To the
    Thatch family,
    Juritis was the mother of Berkley. She made a big difference in a lot of lives. She will truly be missed, but never forgotten and always talked about. We love her so much. May God comfort you all!
    Michele West Brown& Jennifer, Michael & Gladys West

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    Xaviera McFarland says

    April 16, 2021
    “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 NIV
    Thatch Family, find comfort in knowing that Mrs. Judy is now resting peacefully in the Loving Arms of our Lord.
    Thank you for all the Love, Patience and Care you had for our youth, Mrs. Judy exemplified “Servant”.
    City of Norfolk and many local communities are better because the Love she provided.
    Tyree & Xaviera McFarland family

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    Deborah Morton says

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Thatch. She was loved dearly by employees of Recreation, Parks and Open Space even after she retired. You could always count on her to help out and provide for families in Berkley during Thanksgiving. Rest in peace Mrs. Thatch you will be missed.

    Deborah Morton (former Assistant Director of Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space)

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    Keith J says

    Mrs. Thatch, GOD brings You Home when your Work is done… Glad to have been in HIS Service with You! Condolences and Blessing to your family… On behalf of mom, Mildred Hicks-Jones, and Family.

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    Barrett H says

    The “MOTHER”of a Community – Berkley and Beyond!!! Thank you for your Leadership, Caring, and Encouraging thoughts!!! You’re Right, there’s Nothing beyond Our Reach! Condolences to Your Mother and the Family!!!
    We Are Family!!!
    Her Legacy Lives in Us
    Barrett Hicks, son of Mildred Hicks-Jones
    Because of You, We Are Difference Makers!

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    Virginia Marner Sawyer says

    To the Family of Juritus Thatch remembering a true Legend ,who God set apart to serve and that she did well , she touched so many lives and left a mark in our hearts ,she will never be forgotten. Virginia Marner-Sawyer and The New Hope family

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    Virginia Marner Sawyer says

    Juritus Thatch a Legend who left a Legacy to the Community of Berkley, its people and whomever she cross paths with in this journey called life, her love 💘 for people and family was taught by every chance she got she believed in doing the right thing and instilled it in our youth . We could never say no to her, she didn’t believe in the word no …she served us well and the love we shared will always be in our hearts 💕 Virginia Marner-Sawyer, and The Mass Choir of New Hope Congregational Christian Church. Evangelist Michele R. Donaldson, Pastor

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    Inethia Scott says

    Praying for the Thatch family, as we are all saddened by her transition from earth to glory. Thank you so very much for sharing your mother with so many of us in the community (Berkley), as she always had her way of bringing out the very best in us. May her reward in heaven surpass the lives she touched here on earth. Making a difference was not just something she talked about, but was everything she dedicated her life to do (service), and for that we eternally grateful!

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    Vernell Gray says

    To The Thatch & Scott Families. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.
    Psalm 30:5. Esther & Juritus was friends from Oakwood. Juritus & Her mother was always together. But when Ms. Scott could drive i would ask her where is Juritus. Juritus was busy taking care of some business. Walmart will miss her. Vernell says I’ll see you one day

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    Joelle Cuffee Cowell says

    Mrs. Scott, Thomas and Quincy sorry to hear of Juritus death my prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

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