Judy Ann Abshire

January 26, 1937July 23, 2011

Judy Ann Abshire, 74, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Avante' of Waynesboro.

She was born on January 26, 1937, in Waynesboro, Virginia, a daughter of the late William Walker and Essie Virginia Carroll Madison.

She was a homemaker and attended the Pentecostal Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Lee Abshire; one brother, one sister, and one great- grandson.

Survivors include her two daughters, Norma Kestner of Raphine and Teresa Abshire of Waynesboro; four brothers, William Madison of Ruckersville, Homer Madison of Baltimore, Maryland, Thomas Madison of Stuarts Draft and Roger Madison of Waynesboro; three sisters, Ethel O'Donnell of Grottoes, Betty Claytor of Kannapolis, North Carolina an Faye Cogar of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

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Cindy Dillon

July 30, 2011

I am sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I know that she is in a much better place and she is not suffering any longer.

Kim Fox Romero

July 27, 2011

Norma & Teresa so sorry for the loss of your mom. Just know she is not suffering any more. Praying for you guys.

Dennis&Brenda coffey

July 27, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Martha Serrett

July 26, 2011

Norma i am so very sorry about your Mom she was a wonderful person i know you will miss her but always know she is at Peace now and in the comfort of the arms of God walking Streets of Gold what a feeling that must be and we will see her and all our loved ones that have gone on before us again one day.I pray that you will find peace in that thought.