Judy Waters Thigpen, 84, of Kinston passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at UNC Lenoir Health Care.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Ray Thigpen; parents, Ivey and Nora Waters.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Tina Thigpen Stapleton and friend, Thomas Schroeder of Holly Springs; son, Ray Thigpen and wife Cathy of Bushnell, FL; granddaughter, Lindsey Coley and husband Brian of Durham; grandson, Justin Croom and Fiancée Ashley Smith of Zebulon; great granddaughter, Ava Smith of Zebulon; sister, Brenda Jarman of Kinston; nieces, Nora Jenkins and Belinda Jackson both of Kinston.
Visitation will be held 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Garner Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2023 at Pinelawn Memorial Park with Rev. Jimmy Sowers officiating.