Judith Bernice Yelton Williams, 61, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019.
She was born June 9, 1958, in Salisbury to the late Thomas and Annie Bernice Stancil Yelton. Judith was a graduate of East Rowan High School and Southern Union College in Opelika, Alabama, earning a degree in accounting. Throughout her career, she worked for Auburn University where she served as executive assistant for department chairmen, Weston Engineering where she was an executive secretary, and for United Way of Auburn, Alabama, where she also served as the executive secretary.
Judith was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Salisbury but more recently attended Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Salisbury. While attending St. Paul's, she was active with the Episcopal Daughters of the King, the Episcopal Church Women, and the Episcopal Relief and Development of the Diocese of North Carolina. A U.S. Navy and Marine Corps wife, Judith was a fantastic lover of souls and social activist who always worked to serve the less fortunate.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Rev. Richard A. “Rick” Williams; children: Paul Gordon Williams and wife, Casey, of Atlanta,GA and their children, Ethan and Chloe; Sarah Williams and fiance, Tom Mazur of New York City; Jarrett Lee Gandy and wife, Lawsona, of Sealy, TX and their children, Olen and Ellie; Bryant Lee Gandy of Virginia and Ashley Stevenson of Rockwell and children, Kassidy and Bryley; siblings Ann Abernathy of Salisbury, Luci Yelton and her granddaughter, Natalie, of Salisbury, Oliver “Bud” Yelton of Gold Hill, William Yelton of Ashe County, and John Yelton of Salisbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 14, in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Salisbury. A reception will follow the service on Saturday in church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
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