Judy Warren Matheson, age 68, of Zionville, passed away Saturday evening, February 9, 2019 at her home.

Born September 24, 1950 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Lola Sue Trivette Warren. Judy was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church in the Mabel community. She was an enormously talented and creative person. In her healthier years she loved using her craft and decorating talents to work in the church. She loved vegetable gardening, cooking and the outdoors. Judy graduated from the Artistic Academy in North Wilkesboro before pursuing her career in Cosmetology while working at McGuire’s Salon on King Street in Boone. Later in life, she studied to obtain her real estate license and was employed by various agencies in Boone.

Judy is survived by one daughter, Robin Matheson Smith of Zionville; two sisters, Jennifer (Janie) Warren Dotson (twin) and Donna Warren Minton and husband, Phil, all of Boone; two beloved grandchildren, Lola Rose Matheson and R. Cole Smith, both of Zionville; one great grandchild, Wynter Warren Matheson; former son-in-law, Richard Smith of Deep Gap, and Robin’s father, Hencle J. Matheson of Sugar Grove; and Scott Winebarger, a special friend and caregiver of Mountain City, Tennessee.

The family would like to express special thanks to all the wonderful people who came into her home and helped with her care.

A memorial service for Judy Warren Matheson will be conducted Thursday afternoon, February 14th, at 2 o’clock, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Roy Smith and Rev. Melanie Childers. An informal gathering of family and friends will precede services from 1 until 2 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Private graveside services will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family respectfully requests no food and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Roxanna Miller, 6797 Old US Highway 421, Zionville, NC 28698.

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