December 27, 1948 ~ April 16, 2022
Judy P. Hatley Seawell, age 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Carthage on Saturday, April 16, 2022 after a long and courageous battle.
Born on December 27, 1948, in Memphis, Tennessee, Judy was the only daughter of the late George and Rachel Hart Hulen.
Judy obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Memphis University and her Master’s from UNC Pembroke. She worked for Montgomery and Moore County Schools as an ESL teacher for 20 years. Prior to her teaching career, Judy had numerous exciting experiences, one of the most notable being that she served as a volunteer missionary in Japan where she taught the Bible and English to Japanese families.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her two brothers, Max Tubbs and Danny Tubbs.
She is survived by her devoted, tender and caregiver husband of almost 14 years, Richard Seawell of Carthage; two sons, Preston and Brian Hatley both of Tucson, AZ; stepson, Jonathan Seawell of Carthage; brother, Jerry (Holly) Hulen of Reagan, TN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Judy is remembered by family and friends as a beautiful, talented, fun-loving, “Lady of Class” who could always laugh at a joke on herself. She brought charm and beauty, laughter and love to the home she and Richard shared. An appreciation for art, reading, music, dance, her Christian faith and family – all are reflected in the personal artifacts with which she decorated their home. Various family members remember her with the following words:
- “bright, brilliant, one who taught the total child;”
- “a devoted Christian who conducted Bible study even when she was too sick to turn the page or change the CD”;
- “‘a God-send when my granddaughter was pre-K”;
- “a sister, mother, best friend, the life of the party, a trouble-maker – one with whom I struggled through good times and bad times but bonded!”
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church at 2 PM with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery in Carthage. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage from 6-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make memorials to Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services, 300 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or to the memorial of choice.
Online condolences may be offered at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Seawell family.
Committal : April 20, 2022 3:00 pm
Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327