I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121

Judy Ferguson Wright went home to her Savior on February 22, passing peacefully in her sleep.

Born in Wilkes County, she grew up on her family’s beloved farm, roaming the hills with her cherished siblings. The connection she felt to the land and growing things never diminished and to the end of her life proudly declared herself a farmer.

Her curious mind led to her pursue degrees at NC State and Appalachian State University. While at APP, she fell in love with the Blue Ridge and made it her home for the next 40 years—marrying and having three children in their azure tinted shadows.

She filled her home with songs, singing about her savior, love, and cowboys morning and night. She filled notebooks with sketches and the walls of her family and friends with vibrant paintings. She filled the lives of those around her with kindness and joy, her hallmark traits.

She leaves behind her children—David, Julie, and Becca. Her adored daughter-in-law—Satomi and grandchildren—Leah, Alice, and Desmond. Five siblings Joan, Susan, Rose, Harvey, and Margaret as well as many beloved nieces and nephews, her treasured church family, her ex-husband Jeff (her own cowboy), and a wide circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Winifred, her brother Jerry, and sister Ann.

As long as she was able, she filled her days with dancing, always dancing for her favorite audience, Jesus. Finally (finally) she gets to dance with Him in person and she is so happy.

A memorial service for Judy Ferguson Wright will be conducted Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Doug Cheshire will officiate.

The service will be live streamed at the link below.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship Special Needs Ministry, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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