“Julie” Austin, of Milford, MI, was born August 19, 1955 to Rex and the late Elizabeth (Betsy) Sessions in Rutland, Vermont, died April 27, 2012. Julie was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and a choir member for many years. She was a 1973 graduate of J. W. Sexton High School, and earned her B.A. Degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She was employed by Channel 50 in Detroit for 20 years, and later was the banquet manager for the Country Club of Lansing. Julie loved theater, cooking, gardening, and her family—particularly family gatherings.
She is survived by her son, Patrick Austin of Milford; her daughter, Jordan (Tom) Brushfield of Melbourne, Australia; her father, Rex E. Sessions; siblings, sister Elizabeth (Lisa) Lang and husband David of Columbia, MO, brother Rex L. Sessions and wife Barbara of Chicago, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River, Lansing, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 with The Rev. Joy A. Baumgartner and The Rev. David T. Bandfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Julie’s name to Plymouth Congregational Church.