Obituaries

Judy Ann Durfee

04/29/1945 - 05/16/2022

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Obituary For Judy Ann Durfee

Judy Ann Durfee, 77 of Flat Rock, graduated into the Kingdom of Heaven and now rests in the arms of Jesus, completely set free from all sickness and pain. The only scars she knows now are on the Hands of the One Who holds her in Eternal Love.

Judy was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. WI and was the only daughter of Lee J. and Florence Allie. She was preceded in death by her parents, her only brother, Robert and her only child, James Lee "Jimmy" Durfee, who recently died in a car accident on February 23, 2022 in Charleston, S.C.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Patricia Durfee, of Milwaukee, WI., her nephew, Chris Durfee and nieces, Lori Corbett and Lisa Jurecki and by her loving husband of 57 years: James D. "Jim" Durfee. She is also survived by many friends, and her special friend of 53 years, Lyn.

Jim and Judy moved to Hendersonville, N.C., in 1984 from Milwaukee, W.I. and loved every moment in the mountains they fondly called their own. Judy worked at Fletcher Hospital, Tooley's and Haus Heidelberg restaurants and was a licensed Real Estate Assistant to her husband for many years. A great release and source of enjoyment were the motorcycle trips and RV’ing in which she shared with her husband. All who knew her agreed she was truly a beautiful lady with a sweet, winning smile and kind disposition. A wonderful mother and wife, she was also a faithful and powerful intercessor of the Lord Jesus Christ. Against many illnesses including Crohn’s disease and ultimately cancer she remained trustful and grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Back on Track Addiction Ministry, 1900 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28792, will be thankfully received.

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  • 06/15/2022

    Jim, we know you miss Judy, the love of your life! You and Judy have been exemplary in your 57 years of marriage, truly a Sacrament of Holy Matrimony! Thank you both for letting your light shine! It is comforting to know that God comes near to those who love Him and promises a bright future of life everlasting to His faithful children. We are thinking of you as you remember her love, mourn her loss, and celebrate her life! In prayer and sympathy, Rob and Haru Smith

  • 05/27/2022

    So many good memories come to mind when I think of Judy. Always a sweet smile and always interested in how others are doing and wanting to help. Jim, she was the very best and she loved you so much. We are sad that she is gone but glad she is with the Lord. We loved her. Love you too. Connie and Steve Babcock

  • 05/26/2022

    I first meet Judy on a Holy Land Tour in early 1979... and my future wife Lyn. She was the Bridesmaid for our wedding later on that year. She is miss only for a short while in human terms...because is with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven and one of these days I will be there too.

  • 05/25/2022

    Judy, my dearest friend of 53 years. You have influenced my life more than any other in ways to numerous to mention. You have my heart always and forever. I love you and miss you.

  • 05/25/2022

    Jim, I'm saddened to read of Judy's passing. I'm praying you'll feel God's comforting hand as you move forward. --Jim Burleson

  • 05/25/2022

    Our deepest sympathy to Jim. We had the pleasure of getting to know Judy as our neighbor for the past year. She was very sweet and genuine. We are so grateful that we were with her to celebrate her birthday and bring her favorite cake. We will miss our friend and neighbor.

  • 05/25/2022

    Jim, we are sorry for your loss. Eldon & April

  • 05/24/2022

    We love you Judy and we look forward to seeing you again when we are all reunited in Paradise with Jesus Christ. Thank you for your smile, your sweet Spirit, and your cute voice. Thank you for serving our family when we were raising our children by babysitting for free! Thank you for your faithfulness in serving God and for being a faithful prayer warrior! Well done, sweet servant of the Lord.

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