Judy Ferguson Wright went home to her Savior on Feb. 22, passing peacefully in her sleep.
Born in Wilkes County, she grew up on her family’s beloved farm, roaming the hills with her cherished siblings. The connection she felt to the land and growing things never diminished and to the end of her life proudly declared herself a farmer.
Her curious mind led her to pursue degrees at N.C. State and Appalachian State University. While at APP, she fell in love with the Blue Ridge and made it her home for the next 40 years—marrying and having three children in their azure tinted shadows.
She filled her home with songs, singing about her savior, love and cowboys morning and night. She filled notebooks with sketches and the walls of her family and friends with vibrant paintings. She filled the lives of those around her with kindness and joy, her hallmark traits.
She leaves behind her children—David, Julie, and Becca. Her adored daughter-in-law—Satomi and grandchildren—Leah, Alice and Desmond. Five siblings Joan, Susan, Rose, Harvey and Margaret, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews, her treasured church family, her ex-husband Jeff (her own cowboy) and a wide circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Winifred; her brother, Jerry; and sister Ann.
As long as she was able, she filled her days with dancing, always dancing for her favorite audience, Jesus. Finally (finally) she gets to dance with Him in person and she is so happy.
A memorial service for Judy Ferguson Wright was conducted Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Doug Cheshire officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship Special Needs Ministry, 1035 N.C. Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, N.C., 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wright family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.