Judy Carol Pate Davis

Judy Carol Pate Davis

December 16, 1957 – August 14, 2021

WENDELL – Judy Carol Davis, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, August 14, 2021. She was born December 16, 1957 in Wayne County to the late James Edward Pate & Mildred Louise Moye. She worked as a Sales Associate for Tractor’s Supply in Goldsboro then became a homemaker. She loved her family, her church family, and any other person she met in passing. She loved fishing and selling jewelry. In addition to her parents, Judy is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Robert “Bob” Lee Shuman.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 16 years, Timothy Floyd Davis, Sr, son, Timothy Floyd Davis, Jr. (Kerry), brother, James “J.L.” Linwood Pate (Judith) of Mt. Olive, sister, Connie Sasser (Bruce) of Raleigh, mother-in-law, Marie Shuman of Franklinton, sister-in-law, Ginger Preddy of Franklinton, step-mother, Nell Davis of Windsor, sister-in-law, Rhonda Ball (Richard), brother-in-law, Floyd Davis (Karen) of Windsor, precious grandchildren, Keira & Kyla Davis, God-daughter, Kat McGourty, special friend, Lynn McGourty, and her fur baby, Hollie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Kennedy Children’s Home – Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, https://www.kennedyhome.org. 2557 Cedar Dell Ln, Kinston, NC 28504.

Funeral service, 11 am, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC-231, Wendell. Visitation will take place in the Family Life Center, 10 am, prior to the service. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com.


  • Jennifer Posted August 15, 2021 4:06 pm

    Ms Judy was the definition of strength and happiness. My children and I loved her dearly ❤. My heart goes out to Tim and the rest of the family she will be missed.

  • Annette Ragan Posted August 15, 2021 7:07 pm

    Miss Judy will surely be missed. Spencer loved her and thought so much of her. She used to say he was her boyfriend 😂 which always put a smile on his face. He will, and we will miss her smile.

  • Amanda Hensley Posted August 15, 2021 7:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Judy was a very friendly lady,although I didn’t know her that long. She was a loving lady. The family is in my prayers.

  • Greta Herring Posted August 15, 2021 7:46 pm

    I only knew Judy for a short time but I will remember her fondly. Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Susan Andrews Posted August 15, 2021 9:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Judy was a very special lady in the lives of anyone she met.

  • Pam Hays Posted August 15, 2021 11:17 pm

    Thank you for being my friend through good times and bad.

  • Tina Perry Posted August 15, 2021 11:57 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  • Diana Posted August 16, 2021 9:23 am

    Judy and I have been best friends for 47 years. I have seen all of the good and bad times with her. She really grew in the Lord over the last ten years. I will miss her very much. She was more than just my best friend.We lost a special person.

  • Sarita Deans Posted August 16, 2021 9:53 am

    So sorry for your loss!! I hadn’t known Judy very long, but she touched me,!with her sweet nature!!

  • Mattie Simmons-Flow Posted August 16, 2021 10:55 am

    To the family, we will forever miss Judy and her willingness to participate with our events. She always had fun when we’re were together. May she rest in peace. #77 SWSH, your classmates.

  • Matilda Ward Posted August 16, 2021 10:59 am

    Judy was my classmate and friend. She ha

    • Matilda Ward Posted August 16, 2021 11:05 am

      She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will truly be missed. I will cherish all the wonderful moments i shared with her

  • Pamela Hedgepeth Dail Posted August 16, 2021 12:37 pm

    Prayers and condolences to Tim and the family. Judy’s sweet Spirit was the same from day 1 at Soutehrn Wayne High School until my last visit with her a couple of months ago. She will be missed, yet her love lives on in every life she touched.

  • Marty Jo Huddleston Posted August 16, 2021 12:53 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Virginia C. Gaynor Posted August 16, 2021 4:47 pm

    On behalf of the Southern Wayne Class of 1977, I extend our prayers, compassion and love to Tim, Judy ‘s sister and family. WE, her classmates, LOVED Judy. She forever be the most authentic individual you will ever meet with such grit and perseverance. She was one of the first to call me to get the class reunion planning going forth. She too is one of the founding members of the SWHS Class of 1977 Reunion Committee. Sooo … very glad to call her my friend, sister and classmate and to get to tell her how much I and so many others in her class LOVED before she transitioned. Virginia C. Gaynor, Vice- President of the Class of 1977

  • Virginia Carlton Gaynor Posted August 16, 2021 5:25 pm

    On behalf of the Southern Wayne Class of 1977, I extend our heartfelt condolence, love and compassion to Tim, Judy’s sister and family in passage to go home to be with the Lords. Judy was one of the most authentic persons you will ever meet. Her love for People regardless of race, gender or class. If anyone could get me pumped up for our Class Reunion, it was her. She is one of the founding members of the committee. Our reunions will never be the same with you. I soo glad I can call you my friend, sister and forever classmate.

  • Donna Pollard Posted August 16, 2021 6:33 pm

    Ms. Judy will truly be missed. She has been 1of my best friends since the 1st day that I started work at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Even after I left, we still remained very best friends. Before Covid, Judy called me and wanted Skyler and I go to to the State Fair with her. That is a day that will be remembered for years to come thanks to pictures and videos that I made with my cell phone. Skyler love Judy and always would ask me, mama when are we going back to Ms. Judy’s house and I would tell him when she felt better. When I found out that she was sick, I began my own personal prayer chain for her. I continued to talk with her and encourage her to keep the faith. She had a strong faith on God and I know that she is looking down on all of us now and saying I am pain free and in the most beautiful place. Skyler and I love you Judy and you will truly be missed

  • Laura Jones Posted August 16, 2021 8:51 pm

    Mrs. Judy was a strong women, she had a heart filled with love for everyone she is so sweet and kind she will definitely be missed.

  • Diane Wahlen Posted August 16, 2021 8:52 pm

    Tim, so very sorry for your loss, I took chemo with her. Praying for your family, loved her very much.

  • Abigail Valletta Posted August 17, 2021 8:55 am

    Mrs.Judy you really taught me a lot about being a friend. You were such a kind soul filled with love to give and I’m blessed that I knew you! I’m thankful you’re home now no longer hurting and I know watching over us. It’s been really hard to lose you.

  • Pat Tart and Ed Tart Posted August 17, 2021 10:35 am

    We will miss seeing Judy at BTC when we visit. Eddie always called her “little girl”.

  • Kim Posted August 20, 2021 12:49 pm

    I love my Judy she never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. RIP and fly high with the Angels 💜

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