Judy Carpenter Greer, age 67, of Hill Street in Spruce Pine, died suddenly Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at her home.

Born on January 24, 1953 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Avery D. Carpenter and Betty Queen Carpenter who still survives. Judy had served forty years as the Secretary for the Mitchell County Baptist Association.

Judy was a lifelong member of Berry Chapel Baptist Church. Throughout the years, she had served as church secretary, church clerk, worked with the Care Ministry, Bible Drill, and the Lottie Moon Post Office. She was faithful and loved her church and church family. She was proud of her girls and loved being Gramma to her grandsons. She enjoyed spending time with her family on vacations and loved watching Hallmark Christmas movies. She also enjoyed planting flowers and seeing them bloom – especially if they were pink, her favorite color.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughters; Jennifer Gilley and husband, Matthew of Spartanburg, SC and Julie Greer of Spruce Pine; her mother, Betty Q. Carpenter of Spruce Pine; her grandsons, Owen and Avery Gilley of Spartanburg, SC; her brother, Steve Carpenter and wife, Susie of Spruce Pine; her nieces, Vanessa Hawes and husband, Dave, and Elizabeth Patterson; and her aunts, Peggy Hodge, Edna Vess, and Louise Duncan.

A time to support the family, share memories, and receive friends will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Berry Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral service will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Berry Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Williams and Nathan Silver officiating. Private graveside services and interment will be in the Berry Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Don Ford officiating.

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated, or memorial donations may be made to Berry Chapel Baptist Church Backpack Ministry, C/O Berry Chapel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 785, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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