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GWYNN'S ISLAND - Judy G. Ward, 65, of Gwynn's Island, died June 20, 2010, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.
She is survived by a brother, Bud Ward; a sister, Cathryn Drummond (Jim); a niece, Charlene Haywood (C.C.); nephews, John Drummond (Andrea), Ryan Ward, Alan Ward and Warner Ward; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ward, and an honorary sister, Lindy Hatch.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ward; brother, Charles R. Ward; and sister, "Dinnie" Ward.
She was an active member of Gwynn's Island Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.
Judy graduated from Lynchburg College in 1967 and taught science in the Gloucester County School System. She was employed for a while at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science but decided to make music a full-time profession. She performed locally in the early 1960s and went on stage with George Britt cutting a record in 1969. She entertained U.S. troops in Cuba and Iceland. She also performed and made albums with David Shuber.
In 1976, Judy composed music and lyrics for a play "Crickets on a Hill" which was performed as part of the observance of the Bicentennial.
In 1978 she took first place in a national hymn writing contest sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention and Broadman Publishing Company with the composition "He is Lord." She later wrote a cantata of the same name, and composed other original plays and cantatas for her church. Active in the Gwynn's Island Civic League, she was named its Gwynn's Island Outstanding Citizen in 1999, and was cited by Cricket Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, for community service in 2003.
In 1988 Judy became a housepainter. In 2000 she was employed by the Mathews County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher. She was also a realtor for Century 21 Liberty Realty Inc., Gloucester.
A dedicated member of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, she originated the idea of "Camp Rescue," now a summer staple in the county, teaching the basics of emergency response to youth. She was Virginia's EMT of the year in 1992 and a runner-up for the national EMT of the year award in 1993. She was Squad Person of the year three times for the local squad. Judy was instrumental in the formation of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary and the dive team.
In 2009, with her friend and longtime rescue co-worker Clarence Minters, she was grand marshal of the Mathews Christmas Parade.
Visitation for friends will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in Gwynn's Island Baptist Church. A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Patton, pastor, at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, in Gwynn's Island Baptist Church.
Memorials may be sent to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, VA 23109 or Gwynn's Island Baptist Church Music Fund, P.O. Box 26, Gwynn, VA 23066.
Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published in Daily Press from Jun. 22 to Jun. 24, 2010.
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October 9, 2015
I can remember when, in May of '67 when I was sitting in the sand just off the Post Office pier in Yorktown, Va., with my Guild F-20NT and up walked these two hippy-like people and asked if they could play along. It was a Thursday because Thursdays were my nights for performing at "The Warf". They were pretty good and I invited them to come that night and do a guest set while the Wharf's manager listened. To make a long story short, they were picked up that night to perform on Tuesday nights as regulars. Wow, what a beginning, and what a start to a lifelong friendship with a lady who has been that friend. I used to have a sheet of music for her song, "He Is Lord!", but through a rough divorce and several moves, it's been lost and I am still searching for it.
Spike McMillan
May 11, 2014
Judy was like a close friend that you only occasionally saw. Whenever we would visit Strawberry Banks she and George were there singing those wonderful old folk tunes. I just happened to learn today that Judy passed away some time ago so I wanted to share my sympathies to her family for their loss. Judy was truly one of a kind.
John Chappell
September 23, 2013
Angelic voice now with the Angel Band
Rest well Punch
May 16, 2012
My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Judy's love of her music was shared by so many many people in the world. She was a lover of her family, music, and friends! See you someday soon.
Martha Dunn (Kink)
Harpers' Ferry
West Va
Kink Dunn
September 25, 2010
Wayne and I just received our Lynchburg College magazine and our hearts broke to hear of Judy's passing. Godsey as we called her was so special and so much fun. Wayne and I were just talking about her 4 days ago, wondering what was going on in her life. We're heartbroken that again, we didn't take the time to reconnect and have lost a wonderful woman and a beautiful spirit! Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Sandra & Wayne Holt
June 30, 2010
I first met Judy through my husband David. We would go listen to her at Strawberry Banks every chance we got, and on occasion he would sing a duet with her. Upon her arrival in Heaven, David was there to greet her; and I bet they are once again singing duets. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathann Montague
June 25, 2010
When I heard of Judy's death my mind suddenly flashed back to Mathews High School, where I had a chance to get to know Judy. She was always uplifting and kind to everyone who came in contact with her. Even though we have lost her warmth and light that radiated throughout her, our souls are much richer for having been in her presence. Judy will not be forgotten because she touched the lives of so many!

Farewell Classmate!

June 25, 2010
I was sadden to hear that Judy passed away. I knew Judy from when she sang at Strawberry Banks-I remember her being so sweet, going sailing on her boat and playing with her dog Domino-how many years have passed since then. I keep all the family in my prayers. It was a privilege to know her.
Barbara Ann Williams
June 25, 2010
Barbara Ann Williams
June 25, 2010
When Judy and I were "sweet young things" back in the early 70's I went to see Judy sing every chance I had. Little did I know what an impact,loving Judy's music, would have on my life. I met George Grove when he started singing with Judy and when we married Judy sang at our wedding. While the union did not last I have a beautiful boy, Matthew, and I feel that Judy had alot to do with that. Judy was Strawberry Bank's sweetheart and Gwynn's Island's sweetheart and now she is a sweetheart in heaven.I know Bill Ferguson was there to greet her. Judy, give him a hug and kiss from me. Love ya, girl Dee Price, Newport News,Va
June 24, 2010
I first met Judy at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Hampton in 1968-69 when stationed at Langley AFB. I started playing bass with her and George Britt--6 or 7 nights a week--just for the fun of it. Then through '73-74 at Strawberry Banks with George Grove, now with the Kingston Trio. What a beautiful voice, within a beautiful and multi-talented person. I've missed her for many years. It's amazing to learn all she has accomplished in her life.
Grady Eggers - Boone, NC
June 24, 2010
Judy spent herself making other people's lives better. So many special events in my life were surround with her music.
She made the world a better place.
Love & prayers,
'Zelle Phillips, Tootie's daughter
'Zelle Phillips
June 24, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to Judy's family. She will be missed in this community. I have great memories of Judy and David singing at the Islander in the 70's when I was beginning my career in the hotel industry. Though living away for many years I thought of those times often. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Jim & Patsy French
June 24, 2010
Judy was a born songbird and now she has flown away to her Heavenly Father. All who knew her or heard her song have been truly blessed.
Carole Martin
June 24, 2010
To the Ward family: Judy was a wonderful person and I learned so much from her. My girls & I are feeling a great loss. Sing praises unto the Lord, & her melody will alwys stay with us. Heartbroken, Tami Banks & Chandler & Jordan Hines.
Tami Banks
June 24, 2010
Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to learn the news of Judy's passing. I'd admired her endless strength and her beauty in the arts. Christmas will never be the same. Thank you for "One Little Baby Boy."
Beth DeHardit Richardson
June 24, 2010
Bud,We are so sorry for the loss of your Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
NNG, Cdub & Little T
June 24, 2010
Judy, Grady Eggers & I sang together at Strawberry Banks. Her musical skills and her gentle manner taught me so much. News of her death touched me to tears for the first time since my Mother's death. Every person for whom she sang fell in love with her - not just her music, but HER. She touched us all. I shall honor her by continuing the music
George Grove
June 24, 2010
We are going to miss our friend Judy. Judy was a blessing to all that knew her
Becky & Jerry Williams
June 24, 2010
Such a wonderful person and friend. So many memories I will hold forever.
Garrett (Hee Haw) Leahey
June 24, 2010
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Judy was a asset to the community and will be missed dearly
Rest in peace
Linda (Hall) Hilling
Linda Hilling
June 23, 2010
Judy made such an impression on all of the Buckaroo's. She taught us all lessons that we have carried with us throughout our lives. Judy made us all want to come to church. We all had so much fun together. Marching in a parade with your own kazoo marching band, going on trips together, going to other churches to sing. Joking about the "Big O" and all the Buckaroo's know who I'm talking about. She will truly be missed. Her lessons and friendships stretched across the entire nation as people she has taught through the years have moved away. I'm honored to have known such a fantastic person!!!! Rest in Peace Judy
Cindy Hamlet
June 23, 2010
Judy's path crossed mine for just one day. Approximately 1969, I interviewed George Britt and her on my radio program on WGH-FM (97.3). She autographed one of my copies of "Looking for Me!" I have an extra copy (on 45 rpm vinyl) which I would donate for the service or to a family member who might appreciate having it. I always wondered what became of her. It looks as though she and I each reinvented ourselves more than a few times. I too was a dispatcher, at three times; I too taught Sunday School and sang in Baptist church choirs. I know her family must have been proud when she was runner-up for National EMT of the year. Wow! Matthew 25:23.

Chris Astle, aka Chuck Adams
Chris Astle
June 23, 2010
What a woman.....Judy could do anything that set her mind to. She is a great friend and we will miss her terribly. Another wonderful angel in heaven.....Love you Judes.....
Mary Ewell
June 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Judy's family. She will be so greatly missed. I feel so blessed to have known her and that my children were able to know her and experience her love and kindness! The memories growing up during the Buckaroo years, youth retreat, singing the songs that she wrote. He is Lord is just one of those songs that I find myself humming frequently. I will always remember her smiling face in the ER as she served her community through the rescue squad. She touched so many people throughout the years. She was a truly extraordinary person.
Jill Byrd
June 23, 2010
Catheryn, Bud and Family & Friends of Judy,

I had the honor of knowing Judy in the mid 70s and playing music with her at Strawberry Banks for several years. She taught me a lot about music and performing on stage, and more importantly, about being a person. I'll never forget her. You are all in our prayers...."and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever".
Brian & Mickie Wood
June 23, 2010
Judy Ward at Strawberry Banks
Brian Wood
June 23, 2010
Judy Ward and Brian Wood April 1975
Brian Wood
June 23, 2010
Bud, I know you and Judy were very special to one another. She was a rare person that really did make a difference in the world and lives of many people. My condolences and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.
Phillip Sweat
June 23, 2010
To Bud, Cathryn, and all of Judy's family and loved ones, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sherrie Haywood Carmona
June 23, 2010
I am so saddened by Judy's death. Even though I have not seen her in so long, I have thought and spoken of her often. I consider myself blessed to have known her and shared the love of EMS with her from the time she started her EMT class, way back when. I loved her music and I am go glad she touched my life.
Karen Bergdoll
June 23, 2010
To the Family of Judy Ward: I remember Ms. Ward as my science teacher in Gloucester. I remember that I liked so much to be in her class, not because it was science but because she was a great teacher. She was always there when someone needed help. I know because she helped me. May God bless you all to give you what you need in your time of sorrow. Ms. Ward will be sadly missed but we thank God for the memories she left behind.
Rose Lewis
June 23, 2010
I remember Judy giving so much of herself to the service of Mathews County and Gwynns Island. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.
David Sutton
June 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with Judy's family I new her all my life growing up on Gwynn's Island.
Richard Small
June 23, 2010
Bud, my prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of a very special woman.
Meg McCormick
June 23, 2010
After thirty-plus years and a few hundred miles of separation, I had a sudden urge last year to contact Judy. Delighted with the contact, she enthusastically helped me created a warm and 'somewhat' innocent reminiscence of those wonderful years when she entertained so many, so ably, and in so many venues. In October, 2009, I shared the story with a number of her fans from the 60's and 70's. Now I know what I thought was but an urge was really a premonition...
Bill Lee
June 23, 2010
Cathryn, Bud and boys,

We are just heartbroken over Judy's passing. She was such a huge part of our lives during the Judy and David days. We had so much fun and adventures and made some wonderful memories. Our children grew up with Judy's music and it inspires us still.
"Christmas with Judy and David" is such a legacy she leaves us. I can see her now standing in my bathroom(soundproof recording studio!!) and hear her singing One Little Baby Boy. We are so fortunate that we can hear her voice forever and smile knowing she is at peace.
When my mother passed, Judy told me I now had a beautiful advocate in heaven. Well, now we all have Judy as our beautiful advocate in heaven. Love, David and Ginger Shuber
Ginger Shuber
June 23, 2010
Judy was a positive influence in my life since I was a teenager, when she headed up the Jr. Civic League on Gwynn's Island. What a great spirit. Tim Rowe Gwynn's Island.
Tim Rowe
June 23, 2010
Judy was such a wonderful asset to Mathews County and will be missed by all! You never saw her without her smile and willing to help others! Deepest Sympathy to Bud and all the family! Heaven has just received another angel!

Renee Edwards
Renee Edwards
June 23, 2010
Judy was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I will always remember her for that smile that was always on her face. She has helped so many people in Mathews County and all over the world. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She is free of her pain now and singing along with all the other angels in Heaven. God bless, Judy!!!!!!!
Pat Hudgins
June 23, 2010
I had Judy as a teacher in Gloucester County. It was so many years ago but I remember her kindness. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family.
Delores Shackelford
June 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can remember singing He Is Lord in the choir with Judy what a joy. Judy was truely a beautiful person. She will be missed greatly.
Kathy Downs
June 23, 2010
I was a member of the Buckaroo Choir from ages 10-13. Judy and John Lee played an important role in my life during those years.You also have been there for Steve and Jeremy. Judy, you will be missed by friends and family, but we know that you are with your Saviour and Lord, healed and whole. May your rewards be many. Prayers are with you Bud and boys and family.
Lynne Forrest Vencill
June 23, 2010
Judy was a great person and we were all lucky to have had the honor to know her. She was taken to soon and will be greatly missed. She was talented beyond belief with a kind heart and a smile for everyone. Judy I am honored to have known you, it was truly my pleasure!! I thank you for your knowledge and patience on the calls we went on together...you were the pro..and you really helped me work through all of my questions and concerns. Love and Prayers to all of the family and friends who have a empty space that only she could fill. We all are blessed to have our memories of our time with Judy. She will never be forgotten!!
Carol Owens
June 23, 2010
I'm shaken to the core to hear of Judy's passing. I've known her since 1969, when I got to Virginia. She was playing with George Britt at the original Bluebeard on Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, I followed her and her groups around the Peninsula for the next twenty years, and was privileged to be invited to her (in)famous Pig Parties. Everyone I gained as a friend over the twenty-some years I knew her was somehow "connected" to Judy. She, in a way was the nucleus of my social life.

Over the last few years, I'd kind-of lost touch with Judy, but I thought of her often, and of all the wonderful times the "Judy Groupies" had together. This is a very sad day for those who knew her, but I take comfort that Judy is now singing with the Angels. God bless that woman! Her legacy is now contained within our memories. I'll never forget her.
Mike Rowland
June 23, 2010
Cathryn, Bud, John, Charlene,

Judy was my sister in Christ, my friend, my mentor....a beautiful songbird who fought the "good fight" against all the odds...
now she is singing with the angels...
I've heard that the roses in heaven change colors when the angels sing, I know Judy would like that.
Judy's legacy is a testament to the way she lived her life...and I think if Judy could leave us with one thought it would be...
I give you this one thought to keep,
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on the snow.
I am as sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in morning hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone,
I am with you still in each new dawn.

So to Judy... until we meet again my dear friend, play that heaven sent Martin guitar and raise your beautiful voice above the choir, He Is Lord, and He always will be!

love, Kim
Kim Person
June 23, 2010
Judy at Home, circa 1974
Mike Rowland
June 23, 2010
Judy Ward & Company, circa 1974
Mike Rowland
June 23, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Judys passing. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jewel Gray Lewis
June 23, 2010
Some of us were made to go to church. Judy made us want to go. She saw to it that we had our own special Sunday School room--the Buckaroo Room--which we painted and decorated ourselves.
We had a Youth choir with our own singer-songwriter. How cool was that? Who else had a kuzoo marching band?
Through her words and music Judy gave us a voice.
Two weeks ago I visited and her ever-present smile was gone. I know it returned on Sunday!
Lisa Callis Lewis
June 23, 2010
To Bud Ward and family you have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your sister.....God Bless
Elizabeth Hayes & Howard Jones & Family, Hudgins, Va.
Liz Hayes
June 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to all Judy's family. We will miss her greatly. I will take comfort in all my memories of her as a teacher and friend. She among other things sang at my wedding and in a strange turn of events I am honored to be singing at her funeral on my 32nd anniversary. Love to you all.
Lynne Callis
June 23, 2010
To Judy's family, I am so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a very special person and will be so greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to you all.
Jacque Tuck
June 22, 2010
Catherine, Bud and Family.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Brad Allen
June 22, 2010
Judy was a truly remarkable woman. She gave of herself freely to those in need. A terrific muscian, her ability to write words and music to some of the most wonderful Christian songs that I have ever heard. I was honored to call her my friend and I will miss her deeply. I will always remember her words of encouragement in my dark times. I love You Judy, another wonderful voice added to that heavenly choir.
Gary Hudgins
June 22, 2010
Oh Bud, I'm so very very sorry!
ann blystone
June 22, 2010
I was hoping and praying all day today.. that this was NOT the Judy Ward..but I can now see that it is.. I met Judy many years ago when she played at Strawberry Banks. We would go regularly to hear her ( Kim, David) My friends and I were amazed at her talent. She had beautiful gifts that she shared with many .... singing, gracefulness, humble spirit, and a gentle kindness. To this day my favorite of her songs was the "Rain Song". My deepest and heartfelt sympathy go out to her family and closest friends.... I know Judy made a HUGE difference in the lives of so many people...... God Bless you ! Love, Aubrina
Aubrina Schryer
June 22, 2010
Judy Ward was a really special lady with a positive outlook and she was always willing to give of herself. I will not forget the time that Judy and I spent studying for our Realtors license and the many times of walking over from Bud's for a visit. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Shrie Allen
June 22, 2010
God has another angel for his choir. Judy will be missed by so many. She was such a good person who cared for so many...her family will be in my prayers.Rest in peace Judy.
June 22, 2010
Judy was loved by many, and was such an inspiration to us all. Those of us at Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad will miss Judy and her infectious smile. She leaves behind a legacy in the many young adults who took Camp Rescue. Her legacy will continue with all the Camp Rescues that grew from her idea. God blessed us with her presence for the time we had her.
Glenn Mantell
June 22, 2010
To all of Judy's family ~ My sincere expression of sympathy for your loss. My memory of Judy includes - As a young impressionable man, I remember Judy playing at Strawberry Banks when I was a bartender there. Mr. Ferguson really enjoyed listening to her music, as well as many others. She could really pack the house. And that was good for everyone! I remember the night she introduced Kim Person. And I think the lyrics of one song included "Up against the wall red-neck mutha". And everyone thought that was terrible language. Ha! I'm just enjoying fond memories of the past. I hope you all do the same. God bless her soul! May she rest in peace!
Dennis Crocker
June 22, 2010
Dear Cathryn,
Be comforted by the memories of her songs of joy and praise to the Lord.
Brenda Hudgins Humphreys
June 22, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Judy was one of the best.
Addison Read
June 22, 2010
Judy's music and personality are a part of many of our lives... her memory lives on in so many ways. Although I had not seen her in a while, I can close my eyes and see her smile and hear her laugh...
R. Bruce
June 22, 2010
We are all going to miss Judy so much. She was always so wonderful to Charlie and Teenie, and they loved her so much. Cathryn, Bud, and boys, please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Cousin Joy, and Ted, Suzie, and Kathryn
June 22, 2010
We were deeply saddened to hear of Judy's death on Sunday. What many contributions she made to our community for so many years. She will be greatly missed. She played at my wedding many, many years ago. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Annie Wortham and Neil Webre
Annie Wortham
June 22, 2010
To Ms. Catherine and family~
I have so many wonderful memories of Ms. Judy growing up. The heavens have a special angel. My heart goes out to your family.
~All Our Love~
Beth, Jimmy, Ethan and Faith Tinsley
June 22, 2010
May the Lord's peace be with you, Bud at this time of sadness.

Janice (Grandma J)
Janice LeDoux
June 22, 2010
My thoughts are with you all during this time.. Judy was such a large presence in Mathews she will be greatly missed.
Ann Marie Haywood
June 22, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She meant so much to so many people. You are all in our prayers.
Anthony & Vickie
Anthony Busic
June 22, 2010
Cathryn, My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. It's been a long time since I have seen you but I wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and your family.
Dee Buchanan Verlander
Dolores Verlander
June 22, 2010
She fought the good fight until the end, I will think of her each time I play her music, she will always be remembered by those who appreciated her kindness and simplicity.
Patricia Olson
June 22, 2010
Who would have thought, that so many years ago
One guitar picking girl, could teach us all we need to know.
And this is the perfect season, to let her spirit show,
One guitar picking girl, One guitar picking girl,
One guitar picking girl, taught us all we need to know.
Cindy Kellar
June 22, 2010
So very sorry for your loss, Bud. All my best to your family.
Laurie LaGrone
June 22, 2010
The world was a better place and we are better people for having known her. Rest in peace my friend.
June 22, 2010
God has an angel singing and rejoicing in heaven .
Theresa ashberry
June 22, 2010
Judy was such a special person. She was very talented and a joy to be around. Our sympathy to all of her family. She will be missed.

With love,

Sandra and Dickie Godsey
Sandra Godsey
June 22, 2010
In Your Arms

Take her in your arms Lord
Her days on earth are through
She's ready for the journey
She's ready to live with You

She's helped so many people
Touched many a heart
Leaving us is hard now
We hate to see her part

But You have other plans now
Ones we do not understand
We know she'll be ok
Walking with you hand in hand

So take her in your arms Lord
Hold her real, real tight
We will be thinking of her
Everyday and every night

Renee Callis
Skip and Renee Callis
June 22, 2010
So very sorry for the loss of a most vibrant woman
Daryl Edelstein
June 22, 2010
Though I won't be able to play or sing with Judy any more in this life, I know there's now a new singer in heaven's choir. Get down easy, Judy!
Mark Hayward
June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010
Cathryn, Bud and all. So sorry to read of Judy's passing. I had hoped and prayed that she would beat that cancer. You all have said too many good-byes in the last few years. I am so sorry. I remember so vividly our growing up together. I even remember rocking Judy to sleep while you and Dinnie did the lunch dishes so that we could go down to the river shore. Memories...memories.
My love and sympathy to you all. Lanie
June 22, 2010
What joy Judy has brought to so many of us over the years, with her music and her kindness. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may the music never cease.
Katherine Gray
June 22, 2010
Peter Price
June 22, 2010
Ryan, Alan, Warner and Bud,
You have our deepest sympathy for the passing of your dear Judy. We know how much she meant to each of you. We are here to support you in whatever you need.

Cynthia, Carleton, Ashley and Cole Garrison
Cynthia Garrison
June 22, 2010
Judy will sadly be missed but a great many people in Mathews County. My heart goes out to her family.
Bonnie Smith
June 22, 2010
One of the brightest lights in the world has gone out. What will we do without Judes?
June 22, 2010
Catherine, Bud and Family,
Judy was such an inspiritial person. She gave of herself to her family, church, friends, co-workers and her community. Mathews County was a better place because of her. I think one of Judy's best qualities was her sense of humor. She had a dry quick wit. She could catch you off guard sometimes with it and make you laugh when that was the last thing on your mind. Judy always treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Judy brought joy to so many with her beautiful singing. Last night I thought of what a wonderful reunion she must be having with her family & friends and singing with the angels. That made me feel better. Who knows she may even being doing the "pot hole" voice for them. My life was made fuller and richer for having the honoring of calling her my friend and co-worker. I will miss and love her always.
Christy (Jarvis) Walker
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