Bacik, Julianne Therese “Julie” passed away on Tuesday, September, 22 2020 at the age of 76 following a courageous journey with multiple health issues. Survived by husband Thomas Bacik; children, Therese (Drew) Milam, Dana (Jon) Fillmore, and Rev. Robert Crowley Bacik; grandchildren, Ally Milam, Jake Milam, Melanie Milam, Jessica Fillmore and Zachary Fillmore; sisters, Peggy (R.W.) Cronenweth, Barbara (Dick) Russell, Jill (Dave) Peck; in laws, Pat White, Jim Lefere and Wendy Crowley plus many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Preceded in death by parents Olga and Robert Crowley, in-laws Frank and Caroline Bacik, infant son Paul Bacik, sister MaryLou Lefere, brother Ed Crowley, niece Katie Russell Walters, and brother-in-law Curtis White. Julie was born on June 16, 1944 into a loving Catholic family on Jackson’s East Side. She graduated from Saint John’s High School in 1962. After pursuing further education at Eastern Michigan University, she began her lifelong passion through her teaching career. She is best known for her many years serving as director and teacher at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Pre-Kindergarten. In addition to her passion for teaching, Julie’s creative spirit could be clearly seen in her artistic abilities. Her artwork will continue to be cherished in the households of friends and family for years to come.
The forefront of Julie’s life was her family and her faith in God. Quite possibly her favorite role in life was “Grandma Julie”. Her five grandchildren will remember her dearly along with her signature line “love you, miss you, kiss you”. For Julie, “family” extended far past blood relations. This is evident in her many cherished relationships, notably in her high school girl’s group who have met monthly for years. Additionally, Julie’s frequent volunteerism greatly impacted the community at places like local schools, Queens Parish and the Jackson Food Pantry.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church with her son, Rev. Robert C. Bacik officiating. The Mass will be live-streamed www.queenschurch.com. Cremation will follow the Funeral Mass.
The family will receive friends at the Church on Sunday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM. The family will also receive friends at the Church on Monday from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.
Donations in her honor can be made to Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish or the Jackson Community Food Pantry.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and so much more, Julie will be greatly missed.