ARTURO, Julia Marie "Julie," of Richmond, died Monday, January 2, 2017, at the age of 27.
Julie was born on January 3, 1989, in Baton Rouge, LA, and moved with her family to Richmond in 1997. For many years she was a competitive Highland Dancer at the Premier Level. Julie graduated from Mills Godwin High School in 2007 and attended Jacksonville University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied nursing. She completed her AA degree in Nursing at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in December 2016 and became a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Julie worked as a sales associate at GNC Nutrition and was a Crisis Text Line Volunteer Counselor. She had accepted employment at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital Emergency Department.
She is survived by her parents, Charles John and Mary Catherine Hart Arturo; her brother Stephen Charles Arturo and his wife, Victoria, of Yorktown, VA; her aunt and uncle, Patricia Hart and Charles Jackson Harrill, Jr.; her nephews William Arturo and Jacob Arturo; and her cousins Charles Jackson Harrill III and Kenneth Andrew Harrill.
A Requiem Holy Eucharist will be held 11:00am Monday, January 9 at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 4006 Hermitage Rd. Richmond, VA 23227. The family will receive guests in the Parish Hall from 10-11:00. A family graveside service will be held that afternoon at the Hart Family cemetery at Roseneath in Gum Spring, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a nursing scholarship in Julie’s memory at Reynolds Community College, P.O. Box 26924, Richmond, VA 23261-6924. Or, by visiting www.reynolds.edu/givenow
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For Julie's family, please accept my sincere condolences. In Isaiah 25:8 it says that God "will swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." This is something we can definitely look forward to. We can trust this because it is a promise from our Creator. He soon will end all the sorrow you are going through now.
Submitted by Ashley P. on Feb 9 2017 04:21:25 PM
Julie was an invaluable member of our Crisis Text Line volunteer team. Her heart led her in all she did, like helping others and being a hearty friend. My thoughts are with Julie's family and friends in this difficult time.
Submitted by Marisa on Jan 10 2017 04:06:08 PM
Sending you our prayers and condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Carolyn Getsie and Janet Turner Famiies on Jan 9 2017 06:11:08 PM
Sending Julie's family prayers of love and comfort from a fellow CTL family member.
Submitted by MaryEllen (Maren) Johnson on Jan 8 2017 10:43:44 AM
Julie was such a wonderful friend to my daughter, Caroline, and I was always so happy to welcome her into our home. My family and I always enjoyed her company and we are grateful for all the memories we have of her. Julie projected warmth, grace, friendliness and a confidence rarely seen in such a young person. I remember so well when Julie used to park her Jeep in our cul-de-sac to take Caroline on a shopping trip or a lunch/dinner date with friends. Whenever they went on a night out on the town to the Richmond art exhibits or the Cary Street shopping district they always enjoyed themselves and attracted the admiring glances of those around them. Knowing Julie was a privilege. She was truly the best friend anyone could hope for.
Submitted by Catherine Leach on Jan 6 2017 07:27:53 PM
Julie was my son's Big Sister in his fraternity and I did not know her well but was struck by her Joie de Vivre and her loving energy. I was in the middle of breast cancer treatment during this period of time and I am grateful he had a real live guardian angel by his side. Comfort and joyful memories to all who loved her.
Submitted by Amy Cavanaugh on Jan 6 2017 04:44:00 PM
Julie was one of my sister Caroline's closest friends growing up, and Julie felt like a member of the family. She always brightened our home with her beautiful smile and warmth. Wise beyond her years, it was always clear that Julie was destined for great things. She would have made an amazing nurse and would have brought great comfort and care to all of her patients. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Julie's family and friends for this tremendous loss--one that I know will be felt widely because of the many lives that Julie touched.
Submitted by Allison Leach on Jan 6 2017 12:18:03 PM
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