Judith S. McLaurin

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Judith (Judy) Singletary McLaurin (73) of Eastover passed away on December 2, 2017. Judy was born on February 27, 1944 in Lumberton, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents to Rowland Jennings and Ora Davis Singletary and brother Glenn Singletary (Sylvia, surviving). She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Michael McLaurin, her siblings Doris (Fred) Vines and Jennings (Pat) Singletary, her two sons David and Melvin, daughters-in-law Noelle and Jenny, and grandchildren; Vivian, Simon, and Freyja. She was beloved by many nephews, nieces and cousins.

After graduating from Tar Heel High School in 1962 she attended Meredith College for two years before transferring to Campbell College. She graduated with a teaching degree in Home Economics in 1966 and then began a 37 year career within the Fayetteville City and Cumberland County Schools. Shortly after moving to Fayetteville, Judy met Mike, the love of her life.

Judy was actively involved in both her church and community. She occupied positions on many boards and councils, most notably the Church Council, the Child Care Board (SMASH), Wednesday Night Suppers, Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality and the Juanita Warren Women's Circle. As well as, in her early years at Salem, teaching the First and Second Grade Sunday School Class and helping to establish the first Pack 745 Cub Scout Program where she was a Den Mother. Her community work was best exemplified by her activity in the Eastover Civic Club, where she served several terms as Vice-President and served on the Executive Board. For six years she served as Eastover's representative to the Fayetteville Cumberland County Joint Appearance Commission. Judy was active in the Eastover Heritage Day since its beginning. Her efforts in the community were recognized by her receipt of the Old North State Award in 2010, a Rick Glazier Living Legacy of Leadership and Salem UMC Lay Person of the Year award in 2011, and inclusion in the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2017.

A visitation will be held at the Jernigan Warren funeral home in Fayetteville NC on Monday December 4th from 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am at Salem United Methodist church in Eastover, NC on Tuesday December 5th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salem United Methodist Irrigation Fund for the beautification of Salem Church.