Born: Wednesday Jan 23, 1946

Died: Friday Aug 4, 2017

Judy Whitaker White

January 23, 1946 - August 4, 2017

Judy Whitaker White of Eden passed away on Friday morning, August 4, 2017 in her home with family by her side after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Born January 23, 1946, she lived with a “keep your head up and get it done” attitude.

A service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, August 6 at First Baptist Church, 533 Greenwood Street in Eden, officiated by Pastor Craig Bowman of First Baptist and Pastor A.C. Brock of Leaksville United Methodist.  Entombment will follow in Overlook Mausoleum.  The family will receive visitors on Saturday evening, from 6-8 pm at Fair Funeral Home, and other times at the home, 304 Meadowview Lane in Eden.

She is survived by her sons Ken (Amy) and Wally, her grandsons Hanson and Larson, her niece Wendy Moser, and her many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who have offered such amazing support.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Kenneth “Gray” White, her parents Walsey and Myrtle Whitaker, her brother and sister-in-law Wendell and Monette Whitaker, her sister Edith “Pat” Myers, her nephew Jimmy Myers, as well as many others from her large family of which she was the youngest.

Judy graduated from Surry Central High School in 1964 with her married name on her diploma having married Gray on June 9, 1962.  They moved to Leaksville from Dobson in late 1966, and opened a dry cleaners in March 1967.  One Hour Martinizing became A Cleaner World and is still serving Eden 50 years later as Zibbys Cleaners.  Scotty’s Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning was co-founded by Gray and Judy with Quesell Scott Jr.  That business also continues on today as the two businesses, Scotty’s Carpet and Oriental and Cleanco.  As managers of Meadow Greens Shopping Center, Gray and Judy enjoyed organizing craft fairs, antique car shows, and other community events.  She was an avid exerciser, inspiring many to come to the gym because they knew she’d be there even after it required two oxygen tanks to do it.  Supporting charities such as Hospice of Rockingham County, Road to Recovery, and  the Lynn Smith Memorial Scholarship were very important to her.  After Gray passed in 1998, she partnered with the Salvation Army to create a Senior Angel Tree.  In lieu of flowers, she asked that people help that project continue by sending a check marked for “Senior Angel Tree ONLY” to Salvation Army, 704 Barnes St., Reidsville, NC 27320.

Lastly, she said, “My faith and my daily morning devotions have been a key to the peacefulness that I had, along with classes on meditation and yoga, and the many friends who have always been there by my side.”

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Sorry to learn of her passing. She was always vibrant leader in the Eden community. Her legacy will continue to impact people in Eden and other areas in Rockingham County. May God comfort the family during this difficult time.
Tommy Griffin

Our heart goes out to you and the family! Judy was a wonderful person! She will be missed! Our prayers are with you all! Sincerely, Peggy and Jim Good
Peggy & Jim Good

Fond memories of your mom in my childhood! She was a special person that will be deeply missed! Prayers for you and your family!
Jeff Hale

gone but never forgotten. what a blessing to have called her my friend. much love to her children and grandchildren. bonnie kober
bonnie kober

Judy and Grey were truly good people and life long friends. Judy will be missed by many and I wish her a speedy trip to her special place in heaven.
Mickey Snow

My condolences to all of Judy's family, especially Amy and Ken whom I know best. I always think of Judy's big smile and friendliness. I never saw her without those two attributes exhibited. As she is enjoying Jesus' rest, I pray you, the family, will experience Jesus' comfort.
Marcia McQueen

Ken, Wally and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a sweet and beautiful person and was a huge asset to our community over the years; she will be missed by so many. Love and prayers sent your way. . .
Jana Harvey Williams

Ken, Amy and Family We are sorry to hear of Mrs. White's passing. You will all continue to be in our prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.
Mary Jane Perdue

My deepest condolences to the beloved family of Judy White! Wally, it's hard to find words to say at times like this, but know you are deeply loved and you sorry is felt far and wide! If there was any way to take the pain away, o would! God bless and give you strength! Again, my deepest condolences!
Pheolious Yizar

White family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in my prayers at this time.
Pat Routh

All of you are in thoughts during this sad time. Sending prayers of strength and peace your way. Judy will always be a beautiful person to me.
Wanda Harris

Loved to go shopping with Judy. Everything looked good on her. Then we had to eat. Fun days I've already missed, but the memories will last forever.
Gail Langley

Ken , Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. A beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers go out to the family.
Pat Elske

Our most sincere prayers and condolences for the Judy White family. She was a fine lady, always ready with a smile and uplifting spirit.
Marvin Cash

To the family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have known your family for a long time and we always considered Judy a friend. I can remember Gray and Judy gave me my first job at their store in 1977. Our prayers are with her two sons and their families. Kim & Bobby Shropshire
Kim & Bobby Shropshire

We wanted to be with you tonight at the funeral home, but we are out of town until Tuesday. We share your loss and are thinking of you at this time. Judy was an outstanding lady! We shall all miss her but know she will live within your hearts forever.
Clayton and Chet Nations

We are so sorry for the family's loss. Judy was an awesome lady and a good friend for many years. We know she was justifiably proud of the family she raised. Patsy and Hugh Dinwiddie
Hugh Dinwiddie

Wally and Ken,so sorry to hear of ya'lls Moms' passing. she was a great woman.I truly thought the world of her..had alot of respect for her.....She is now in Heaven with ya'lls pops, and we will all see her again one day.......May God and Ya'lls Guardian Angels rap their arms around you at this time........
pamela s. richardson

Sending my deepest condolences, love and hugs as you navigate through this time of loss and sorrow. Now, more than ever, lean on God as your pillar of strength and comfort. May He soon replace your pain with fond and loving memories. Love and blessings. Tonya
Tonya Frosheiser

Wally, Ken, Amy and family....You have been & remain in my thoughts and prayers!!! I know you'll miss sweet Judy but at the same time know she's healed and happy with Jesus. May God Bless you guys!!! 💖
Micki Neal

Prayers for peace and comfort for the days ahead.
Kim Cox

I was sorry to hear of Judy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are sent to her family. May comfort be sent your way in the days ahead!
Carolyn L Ball

To Ken and Wally, Your mother was a wonderful role model and blessing to the Eden community. You are both wonderful sons who will carry on her legacy.
Florence Simpson

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