NEWBERRY — Judith "Judy" Sumner Wise, 70, of Newberry, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her residence.
Born on October 4, 1943 in Union County, she was a daughter of Savanah Shaw Sumner of Newberry and the late Marion J. "Sonny" Sumner.
Judy was a woman of strong faith, a loyal servant of God and a devoted and faithful member of Prosperity Church of God. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and a friend to everyone she ever met.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, 6 months, 27 days, 4 hours and 15 minutes, Walter T. Wise; her daughter, Amy Wise White (Dwayne) of Prosperity; sons, James T. "Jamie" Wise (Lynda) of Newberry and Tony Wise (Elaine) of Kinards; sisters, Mae Sample (John), Ruth Hamilton (Robert) and Vivian Long (Ray) all of Newberry; brothers, James E. "Buddy: Sumner (Pam) of Newberry; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews and her cherished church family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Prosperity Church of God by the Rev. James Chaffins, Rev. Vernon Koon and Rev. Michael Davis. Interment will follow at Newberry Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Pallbearers will be Dwayne White, Alex Wise, C. J. Wise, Michael Hester, Shane Taylor, Edward Taylor and Dustin Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Tri County Hospice and of Newberry County Memorial Hospital, members of Newberry Rescue Squad Station 14 and Rev. Wayne Tobias..
Memorials are suggested to Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC 29108.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.