Judy Wheeler, 1942-2020
Rev. Judy Lee Wheeler Loehr
Rev. Judy Wheeler Loehr died suddenly at her home in Antioch, TN, on July 21. She had a distinguished career as pastor, music minister and choral conductor at a number of Methodist churches.
Rev. Loehr held a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, a Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Piano from Baylor University. As Musical Director of the United Methodist Festival Choir for 13 years, she toured Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. She was a wonderful counselor who had the inimitable quality of making those she spoke with feel so very important. She was a gentle soul with a fierce resolve to work for equality for all people. She welcomed everyone with open arms and generously shared love and laughter with those around her. Her never-ending thirst for learning, her keen sense of style, her artistic flair, her quick wit, her love of ministry and her devotion to family and friends will be missed.
Her daughter, Elise Loehr of Nashville, has announced that there will be a Celebration of Life memorial service on Judy's birthday, October 10, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.