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Judy Pate Sutherland

February 15, 1953 January 4, 2019
Judy Pate Sutherland
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Obituary for Judy Pate Sutherland

Judy Pate Sutherland, 65, passed away suddenly on Friday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Judy was born in Wayne County on February 15, 1953 to the late Clifton Pate and Shelby Jean Walker. For many years, Judy owned and operated a Bingo business in Wilson. Judy attended Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church and had worked and volunteered at Wayne UNC Healthcare. Mema, as she was affectionally called by her family, enjoyed her life with her family and her many friends. Judy will be remembered by many for her love of animals, horses, crafts and crocheting. She could always fix anything when she would set her mind to it. Judy had a green thumb and could grow almost anything but her family will remember her most for how she enjoyed to cook and for the excellent way she did it.

A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pate Family Cemetery in Mount Olive. The family will greet friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Salem Church Road, Goldsboro.

Judy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Melvin Sutherland; children, Angela Hinton and husband Gary and John Sutherland; grandchildren, Payton Hinton and Elanie Hinton; and step-children, Johnny Sutherland, Robin Sutherland and Wendy Morton. She is also survived by her brother, Ricky Pate and sisters, Cindy Hargrove and Bobby Jean Dixon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenny Dewayne Foss.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in her memory to the Wayne County Humane Society, 1600 Clingman Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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Funeral Service




1:00 PM 1/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
Stoney Creek F.W.B. Church

752 Stoney Creek Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Stoney Creek F.W.B. Church
752 Stoney Creek Church Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wayne County Animal Shelter

1600 Clingman Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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