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.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Monday December 4th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Salem United Methodist Church
Tuesday December 5th, 2017
2171 Middle Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28312
Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery
Tuesday December 5th, 2017
2171 Middle Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28312
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Chris McLamb lit a candle on Dec 5 2017 08:24:47 PM
Dear Aunt Judy! You will be missed by me and the rest of my family here in SC! Thank you for all the fun and kindness to us over the years and especially for all the wonderful baby items you made and embroidered when the we were expecting the twins. You were a thoughtful, caring, smart and interesting person to be around...we will definitely miss seeing and talking with you when we drive up to NC for family get-togethers. We love you lots and you will be missed! Barry Singletary & Family xoxoxox
Submitted by Barry W Singletary on Dec 5 2017 07:58:02 PM
My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (James 4:8; Philippians 4:6;7).
Submitted by pfl on Dec 5 2017 03:34:46 PM
My deepest condolences to the McLaurin family,
May you find some comfort in the Gift that the Most High God has given us, yes His written word the Bible (Psalms 83:18 & 2Timothy 3:16).
I would like to share a few Scriptures that helped us to cope when our precious daughter died and recently my beloved husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. These are but a few of God’s promises that we can look forward to: (Isaiah 25:8)swallow up death, (Isaiah 33:24)no more sickness, (John 5:28, 29)seeing loved ones again, (2Corinthians 1:3). Yes, God can comfort us, to deal with present situations.
But, He also says where we can see our loved ones again at Psalms 37:11 and how long Psalms 37:29.
I hope that these few Scriptures were of some comfort to you as they were to me.
My sincere sympathy,
Submitted by Sissy on Dec 5 2017 10:46:22 AM
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Elizabeth Bass lit a candle on Dec 4 2017 04:10:39 PM
Hello McLaurin Family, Im a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Dec 4 2017 12:39:51 PM
I have worked together with Mrs. McLaurin's older son David for 14 years in Raleigh. In the past 10+ years, Mrs. McLaurin brought us Christmas treats until she was so sick that she couldn’t do it anymore. We always appreciated her kindness and generosity during the past holiday seasons. Rest in peace Mrs. McLaurin, we miss you.
Submitted by Jason Fan on Dec 4 2017 10:56:22 AM
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