Julie Hillis Stroh

September 30, 1961 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Julie Stroh Obituary

Julianne “Julie, Juju” Hillis Stroh, 62, went to be in Heaven on October 18th, 2023. Julie fought a long and difficult battle against cancer. She was born September 30th, 1961, in Hamilton, Ohio to Seaborn and Winifred Hillis. She was married to her heart, Gerald Stroh, for 40 years full of love and happiness.  

Gerald and Julie met in 1980 and married June 4th, 1983, at First Baptist Church of Montgomery. During the first 10 years of marriage, they traveled extensively. Some of her favorite places were Hawaii, Bermuda and San Fransico to name a few. On March 11th, 1993, they welcomed their “angel” Katy Lee into the world. Julie wanted to be a mother for as long as she could remember, and she truly devoted her life to Katy Lee and Gerald. She never missed the opportunity to be active in Katy Lee’s life. Whether to be a classroom mom, at dance lessons or cheerleading, she was always there! Katy Lee blessed Julie and Gerald with four grandchildren: Oliver McClung, Anna Kate Britt, Julianne Britt and Andrew Britt. She was truly the best Juju to her grandchildren.  

Julie attended Brenau University and Auburn University. She was an active member in her sorority where she was a Chi Omega at Brenau and Auburn. Julie has worn many “hats” throughout her beautiful life. In her younger years, she worked for her father Seab at Franklin Life. She was active in Mongomery Junior League and Springfield Junior League and was honored by starting a Holiday Market in Springfield, IL. Julie also helped start Birthday Club with 11 of her friends, each month they would go out for lunch to celebrate each other together. In her recent years, she has been an Independent Health Insurance Agent with Medicare. She truly enjoyed the time spent with her clients and the impact she felt she was making with them.  

Julie is survived by her husband Gerald Stroh, daughter Kathryn Britt, grandchildren Oliver McClung, Anna Kate Britt, Julianne Britt and Andrew Britt. Her sister Kathy Patterson, nieces and nephews, Blake Patterson (Joanne), Taylor Holsembeck (Brett), Cole Patterson (Ashlyn), Eric Stroh (Candy), Evelyn Stroh, Alyson Phillips (Andrew), and Keely Calixtro (Robert). Her brother in laws, Sammy Stroh (Emmie) and Al Stroh (Brenda). Her aunts Margaret Kerns and Shirley Love. Her family truly meant the world to her, and she loved them more than anything. Preceding her into heaven are her father and mother: Seaborn and Winifred Hillis. Her grandparents: Fred and Kathryn Taylor. Her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ed and Evelyn Stroh.  

In Celebration of Julie’s life, visitation will be held at 1 CT and a service at 2 CT at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory at 1500 Frederick Rd, Opelika, Al 36801. Flowers will be received at this address. Donations can be made to Pilots for Christ in honor of Julie. Pilots of Christ and the wonderful people with this organization have truly been a blessing getting Julie and Gerald to and from Alabama and Texas. Pilots for Christ PO Box 707/107 Airport Road, Monroeville, AL (251) 575-9425. 

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