Judith C. Terry passed peacefully in her home on 31 March 2023. She was born in Norfolk to Howard and Mildred Lesner. She lived most of her life in Norfolk and was a graduate of Maury High School. She was employed by Air-A-Plane, First Virginia Bank, Fun Tours, Home Instead and Altmeyer Funeral Home. Judy was a member of Bethany Free Will Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years Lambert. Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter Lisa and several close family members and friends.
Mom, Aunt Judy, Great Aunt Judy, Mrs. Terry, Judy, Miss Judy or however you addressed her, was always there for you with a smile, a helping hand, an ear to listen and a full heart to everyone who was fortunate to have had her presence in their life. She will be missed on this earthy plane.
A memorial service will be held 15 April at 11:00 AM at Bethany Free Will Baptist Church in Norfolk, officiated by Mark Crews. Condolences may be left to the family on her memorial page at altmeyerfh.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bethany Free Will Baptist Church.
One of the kindest women I have ever met. She was always positive and had a great sense of humor. I am so fortunate to have known her. I was unable to make it to the service due to health reasons but hope to extend my sincerest condolences in person one day. I will miss her.
Lisa, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a bright light and a great neighbor. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lisa, so sorry to hear of your mother passing, I only saw her a couple times years ago but I know she loved you very much. I will keep you in my prayers and know that she is in good hands. You take care of yourself and know you always have friends that care for you.
Judy will always be remembered as someone God chose to put together at a time in our lives when we each needed a friend. She will will always be remembered for that friendship..
Judy and I worked together for a number of years at First Virginia Bank before I retired. It will come as no surprise to the family that she was excellent at her job and was a pleasure to work with. She was popular with everyone at the bank and represented us `well in her public contents, which were numerous considering her position as an executive secretary. We talked often so I was aware of her talents as a tour guide on the Eastern Shore as well. Unfortunately I have not had any direct contact with her since but am sure she has had a rich life with other friends and family over the many years since that time. May God bless Judy and her family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Lisa, my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I miss you already dear friend, but am so very thankful you’re in the arms of Jesus. You were the second person I met when my church of 52 years folded in 2018. You and I became instant friends and shared several good times in the few years we knew one another. I truly enjoyed our talks and our travels and I wish there could have been more, but we both know our Lord had a better idea for you with Him. Second to salvation, Lisa was your world. I know your love and care are eternal and that Lisa will feel it throughout her time on earth. May we meet again and pick up where we left off in His time. 🤗
I came to know Judy at Bethany Church. Judy was always taking care of things in the fellowship hall. I had the pleasure of going out to eat with her many times. She always found something to tease me about. That’s because she was never afraid to speak her mind and we always had a good laugh. Sometimes at my expense. Judy was a very caring person. She always spoke in love so highly of her daughter and how hard working she is. I wasn’t ready for my dear friend to leave. It would have been nicer to say a proper goodbye. I hope as the pain fades away your sudden death will be a reminder for me to live every little and beautiful moment to its fullest. And be as strong in the Lord as you were! You showed me what being strong and resilient truly means. Judy’s attention was focused on God and His goodness and not on her circumstances! Judy you’ll always live on in my heart!❤️
Judy you will be missed we always seem to run into each other . Working with you at First Virginia was a pleasure , funny Kind . Praying for your family