The DeKalb County legal community is mourning the death of Judge Anne Workman. A senior judge for the Superior Courts of Georgia Workman, 63, died Sept. 2 following a brief battle with melanoma.
Among her accomplishments were being named the first female prosecutor in DeKalb County in 1973. She later was named to DeKalb’s Magistrate Division of Recorders Court, making her the county’s first female judge
“Judge Workman was a dear friend to me and my family and also an exemplary jurist. Her distinguished career of 35 years of service to the people of DeKalb County included 26 years as a judge who was committed to the fair and equal administration of justice for all. She demonstrated her dedication to serving the legal profession as a member of both the Board of Governors and the Investigative Panel of the State Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Georgia among her work on a host of other bench and bar committees and associations,” Kenneth L. Shigley, president of the State Bar of Georgia said in a statement.
According to her obituary in the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, “Along with her legal work, she also worked tirelessly to improve the lives and living conditions of abandoned and injured animals. Her pets, mostly rescue animals, were her live-in family and she helped place scores of animals in loving homes.”
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus. Workman is to be buried in her native South Carolina.