Judy Medlin Hand

Judy Medlin Hand, 72, of Littleton, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on July, 13, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William Bernard and Louis Wright Medlin.

Judy graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught school at Manning Elementary for five years. Judy also taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church, of Roanoke Rapids from 1980 to 1992, under Dr. W. C. Campbell. She was also on the advising board at Chowan University while teaching at First Baptist. Judy taught and led ladies bible study at Calvary United Methodist Church in Littleton for twenty years. Her lifetime theme was, “Go ye teach and preach.” In the thirty-five shows Judy was involved in at Lakeland Theater, she won a lifetime achievement award and a best lead actress for her role as “Miss Daisy” in “Driving Miss Daisy.” She also won best supporting actress as, “Truvy” in “Steel Magnolias.” Judy was Vice President and buyer of several departments for Home Bazaar stores headquartered in Weldon and Roanoke Rapids, NC. She also liked to travel and between work-related trips and vacations she visited over sixty countries and all seven continents.

Judy is survived by her husband of fifty years, Bill Hand, of the home; stepmother, Tivie Medlin, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; sister, Carolyn Medlin, of Carlsbad, CA; brother, Donnie Medlin and wife, Erlah, of Louisburg, NC; sister, Trica Christenson and her husband, Steven, of Campbell, CA; brothers, Ken Medlin and wife, Lisa, of Ormond Beach, FL, and Gary Medlin and his wife, Lori, of Roanoke Rapids; sisters-in-law, Janet Hill and her husband, David, of Hatteras, NC, and Patsy Mobley and her husband, Wayne, of Burlington, NC. She was a very special Aunt to all of her nieces and nephews, Carmen Jackson and her husband, Roger, of Raleigh, NC, Christopher Ward of Campbell, CA, Rachel Ward of L.A., CA, Kensey Medlin and Dylan Medlin, both of FL, Justin Medlin and his wife, Melissa, and Baby Maci Grace, Garison Medlin, Mira Medlin of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Wright Medlin of Raleigh, Magen Medlin of New York, NY, David Hill III of Burlington, NC, and Kevin Mobley of CA.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Service with Rev. Stan Lewis and Dr. W. C. Campbell officiating.

Burial will follow at the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery in Littleton.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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