Judy Ann Autry Watkins



Judy Autry Watkins, 76, of Burgaw beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed from her earthly life on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at UNC Hospitals-ChapelHill.

She was born December 13, 1941 in Duplin County, the daughter of the late James Perry and Callie English Autry.

Judy is survived by her husband, William D. “Billy” Watkins, Jr.; daughter, Lisa Lewis and husband, Bart; grandchildren, Bradford Lewis and Allison Lewis; brother, Michael Autry; and many friends, all who dearly loved Judy.

After working as director of medical records at Pender Memorial Hospital for 48 years, Judy retired July 31, 2013. Judy was a loyal and faithful member of Friendly Community Baptist Church.

What a joy it is to have known Judy Watkins—Her wisdom, thoughtfulness, words of encouragement, great devotion to her family, loyalty to friends, radiant smile and joyful laughter all of which were an inspiration to everyone she met. What an honor it is that the lively, learned and loving Judy has lived among us.

The family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Friendly Community Baptist Church with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The Rev. Roger Brittingham will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

To Judy’s many friends and the entire community Billy, Lisa and Mike would like to thank you for every kindness shown…prayers, visits, cards, flowers, transportation to doctors, and genuine expressions of concern. We thank God, our Heavenly Father, for the gift of friends/family and pray His eternal blessings to all.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.