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Judd Thomas Cherryholmes

June 29, 2022


Judd Thomas Cherryholmes

Judd Thomas Cherryholmes, infant son of Cole Thomas and Nikki Kay (Delzeit) Cherryholmes, Hays, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

After his parents learned about Judd’s sickness, this little fighter lived for another 118 days in his mommy, achieving the status of “full-term baby”.  The family wasn’t promised any of this time, but during it, Judd’s family made the most of it.  Judd was often serenaded by his big brother Walker and his duet partner Kollins.  Judd experienced the zoo, pool, camping, and fishing.  He heard constant prayers, conversations, and nightly “special secrets” shared by his big brother and sister.  Judd even got the unique opportunity to experience his mommy’s baptism with the rest of the family. 

Did Judd live?  You bet he did.  And, the first time Judd opened his eyes, he looked into the eyes of Jesus.  From that moment he has seen and experienced things we couldn’t begin to imagine.  Judd’s family is so grateful for the time they had with him, and they are so thankful that God chose them to be his family.

Judd will wait in Heaven for his relatives, including his parents: Cole and Nikki Cherryholmes, brother: Walker Cherryholmes, and sister: Kollins Cherryholmes, all of Hays, grandparents: Roy and Kendra Delzeit of Hays, Joy and Chuck Bezona of Syracuse, and John and Kathy Cherryholmes of Potwin,  great grandparents: Jean and Pete Bezona of Syracuse, aunts and uncles: Robbie and Angela Delzeit of Hays, Sheila Kappenman of Edmond, OK, Braydon Delzeit of Edmond, OK, Hayden Bezona of Syracuse, Caleb and Katie Cherryholmes of Potwin, and Casey and Brice Lee of Andover, and numerous loving cousins.

Judd has been welcomed into Heaven by his baby cousin Kappenman, great grandparents: Adaline and Corky Delzeit, Oneita and Lorne Press, Kathy and Larry Hapke, Elizabeth and George Walsh, and Mary and Clifford Cherryholmes, and great uncle: Doug Press.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Mt. Allen Cemetery.  Lunch will follow at Celebration Community Church.  Please dress casually and in blue.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judd Thomas Cherryholmes’ name are appreciated and payable to these organizations that each played a special role in walking through this time with the Cherryholmes family:  Choices Medical Clinic, 538 S. Beckley Dr., Wichita, KS  67218, Agape Care Cradle, P.O. Box 704, Wichita, KS 67201, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, P.O. Box 621669, Littleton, CO 80162, or to Celebration Community Church, 5790 230th Ave, Hays, KS 67601.  Service are in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Graveside Service
July 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Allen Cemetery
27th and Vine
Hays, KS 67601

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