Judy Crawley Stroupe

Born: Wed., Jun. 16, 1943
Died: Thu., Jan. 27, 2011


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 30, 2011

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Judy Crawley Stroupe, age 67, of Marion, left this world for her heavenly home, surrounded by loved ones at Hospice of Rutherford County on Thursday, January 27, 2011 following an extended illness. A native of McDowell County, she was born on June 16, 1943 to the late Guy and Josephine Odom Crawley. Judy will be remembered by her friends and family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, extraordinary aunt and friend. She was a woman with a golden heart, outlined in platinum, who would give anyone in need the shirt off her back. She loved many things in nature including roses, birds, dogs and cats and loved to watch flowers grow. She was an excellent cook. Judy was a member of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Leroy Stroupe of the home; her step-mother, Alma Crawley of Marion; three sons, Gary and Greg Williams of Marion and Michael Williams and his wife Kim of Mills River; a sister, Clara Crawley Ledford and her husband Jack Daniel of Marion; a grandson, Jesse; a great granddaughter, Chelsea; seven nieces, Joann Spaleta, Carolyn Slaughter, Edna Bickett, Sissy Radford, Tracy Hollifield, Wendy Causby and Megan Wisor; two nephews, Caleb Stroupe and Kenny Trivett; and an adopted niece, Erin Andrews.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Rick Wood officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at McDowell Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to McDowell Mission Ministries at PO Box 297, Marion, NC 28752. 

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Joann Ledford Spaleta
   Posted Fri January 28, 2011
I pray for strength, courage, and peace for the family during this time. Aunt Judy will be missed by many and we will see her again at the end of life's journey on this earth. God be with each and everyone.

   Posted Fri January 28, 2011
I do not have enough words in my vocabulary to describe how special Aunt Judy was. Always remember that sorrow is not forever.... LOVE is .... and time will ease your pain. May her memory be eternal and know that this world is a better place because of her.

carmen bickett
   Posted Sat January 29, 2011
My name is Carmen Bickett, and I saw and met Aunt Judy just a few times over the past 20 yrs. Her family has taught me what a wonderful, loving human being Aunt Judy is and was. I have learned of her sense of humor, her generousity, the glow of her soul and heart and how she affected so many around her with her love and laughter, her great strength of character and her ability to guide those whom she loved. My recollections are always of her great ability to love with such an open heart and how much she gave of herself with more graciousness than most of us would ever be able to accomplish. We only meet a few such people in our respective lives, and we must all be thankful for the privilege of experiencing the joy of Aunt Judy. Her mission on this earth has been accomplished, and she has left a bright light in each of our hearts and souls, never to be separated from her. Like a very few other people I have met in my life, Aunt Judy's light has not gone out, it has begun to burn much more brightly as she begins her journey to our Savior and Lord. Let us rejoice with her on her journey and remember that she has not left us, she will always be with us as we move forward in our respective lives. I offer my great condolences, love and respect to her vast family and friends, and I mourn with you in her passing from this earth, but we must know she is at peace and she will be with all of us for the rest of our lives. God bless you, Aunt Judy, and thank you for what you gave all of us. L Carmen Bickett/Madeira Beach, FL

Betty (Bet) Bickett West - Roanoke, VA
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
To the Family of Aunt Judy,
Heavy hearts are hard to heal until we remember that she is now wrapped in the arms of our Saviour and free of pain and a smile so big, we can only imagine the happiness and peace she is experiencing! Also hang on to those fun memories I know you all had all those years with her. She will never be forgotten for sure, as she left each of you a piece of her that you will carry with you all the rest of your days until you meet again. She truly was a one-of-a-kind person that comes into our lives and makes an indellible mark. My prayers are with you.

Brenda lemm
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
For the family and friends of Aunt Judy,

You are in my thoughts and prayers today, as you will be every day in the coming weeks. Prayer travels faster than light, its heard and recorded by God in heaven. My prayer for friends and family is to ease the pain that's in your hearts today.

Wonderful memories of one so loved, will stay in your hearts forever! I also believe that she will be with all of you the rest of your lives.

Love to all of you,

Brenda Lemm
Casper, Wyoming

Buddy Peace
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We hope the many fond memeories you shared will guide and help you at this time.

Linda and Buddy Peace

Joan Crawley Nile
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
We were so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We were out of state or we would have come to the services. I would love to hear from you sometime, Clara. We still live in Glen Alpine and would love to have you visit us.

Jim and Joan Nile

Phyllis Long
   Posted Mon January 31, 2011
Clara and family,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Judy was such a loving person.
I will always remember her loving ways. She never failed to say I Love You every time she saw you.

Sunrise Rehab & Care
   Posted Tue February 01, 2011
We are sorry to hear of Ms. Judy's passing. She always had a smile for everyone, we will all miss her.
The Residents and Staff of Sunrise Rehab

"Little Edna"
   Posted Thu February 03, 2011
Aunt Judy was a treasure and an absolute gift from God!

May the love that she showed to all of us individually, eventually bring us peace in our hearts.

Hard to believe that it has been a week, as of today, since she left for Heaven! I am sure she is tapping her foot to the music and singing with the choir of angels. I would even bet that she is still eating her dessert first from the bountiful dinner table of the Lord! :-)

   Posted Sun February 06, 2011
Had to wait a while before I could post Judy or Grunt as I called her was the best she loved everyone she meet and knew she was a great mother-in-law and friend anyone could ask for Love ya always Cathy

   Posted Wed May 25, 2011
I''m sorry for your loss.
Death is such a hateful and ugly event that it''s called an enemy in the Bible at First Corinthians 15:26.
But Jesus gave us a hope in the Bible at John 11:25: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life."
So, we will be able to see our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. Then we will never have to lose them again.
Why can we say that? Because God has promised us this in the Bible at such scriptures as Isaiah 25:8, Isaiah 26:19, and Revelation 21:3-5.
Isn''t this good news?
Please read these scriptures in your own Bible.
Sincerely, Rosemarie

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