Obituary: Judy Hilton Byerly

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

Judy Hilton Byerly of Thomasville died Oct. 28, 2013, in Johnson City, Tenn. She was 75.
Born Judy Cordia Hilton, she married Richard Dale Byerly, who passed away in 1986. They are survived by three children, four grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.
Judy loved music; she sang in choirs and played piano all her life. Though moving often, she was always active in her church and community. She was a bowler, a square dancer, an avid reader, a grower of roses, and a collector of beautiful things.
After raising her three children, she returned to school and earned a B.A. in education from the University of Florida, and for years worked with developmentally challenged preschool children.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at Zion United Church of Christ in Thomasville. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the service at 2 p.m.
Flowers can be sent to Zion United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 (to arrange details, call 828-964-8877), or donations in Judy’s memory in lieu of flowers can be made to Nazareth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1438, Rockwell NC 28138 (704) 279-5556.
We love you and miss you.