Wilma Rae Judy, 80, of Bowman, South Carolina peacefully completed her journey on Monday, January 16, 2023, surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 5, 1942, in Orangeburg, SC to the late Dorothy Valentine and Tommy Nettles. In June of 1962, she graduated from Orangeburg High School and shortly after in July, she married the love of her life of 58 years, Herbert, and became a military wife.
To most, she was known as Rae. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing Bingo and working in the yard. She was a member of Bowman First Baptist for numerous years. She mostly enjoyed being a wonderful mom and grandparent, making sure to take care of them all.
Ms. Judy was predeceased by her parents, sister, Patsy Davis, and granddaughter, Layla Judy.
She is survived by her children, Teresa (Ronnie) Nix of Bowman, SC, Melinda (Pete) Weatherford of Bowman, SC and Mike Judy of Lexington, SC; brother, David Nettles of Cordova, SC; grandchildren, Cassie Fox, Brandon Nix, Chad Newsome, Holden Judy, Nikki Griffin, Scott Weatherford, Tiffany Hitzler and Phillip Weatherford; great-grandchildren,Kanyon, Trent, Jacob, Gracelynn, Oaklee, Paisley, Waylon, Parker.
The family will receive friends from 6PM-8PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Thompson Funeral Home, Orangeburg, SC.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 6605 Charleston Hwy, in Bowman, SC. Rev. Steve Scott and Rev. Stan Wilson will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bowman Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Brandon Nix , Chad Newsome, Holden Judy, Kanyon Hitzler, Trenton Carson and Jacob Griffin.
A special thanks to the 5th floor staff at Prisma Health Richland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bowman First Baptist Church.