Judith “Judy” Bennett Tilley Emory, 69, passed from this life into eternal life to be with our Lord on December 17, 2014. She died after a lengthly illness at the home of her only child Michelle & son-in-law Randy. She was a life time resident of Wake Forest and a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church. She retired from Nationwide Insurance after 30 years of service.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Emory Bailey and husband Randy, grandsons, Clay & Luke Bailey; brother William W. Tilley, Sr. and wife Jo Ann, nephews Weldon & Greg Tilley (Wake Forest); sister Elaine T. Kearney and husband Larry; nephew Joey Kearney and wife Caiti (Franklinton), great nieces Elyse and Brooke Tilley (Wake Forest) and Mackenzie Kearney (Franklinton), a favorite cousin Phyllis H. Johnson (Florida) and many loved uncles, aunts, cousins; and a special longtime friend Steve Lowery.
She was preceded in death by her Mother, Carolina B.Tilley; Father, William J. Tilley; nephew Peter Kearney, grandmothers Blanche Horton & Genevea Moore.
Although she was small in statute, she had a great big heart when it came to her love for her precious family and friends. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her for her sweet & gentle spirit, giving nature, and genuine love & concern for others.
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A memorial service will be held Saturday, at 1:00 p.m., December 20, 2014 at Glen Royal Baptist Church, 731 Elizabeth Ave. Wake Forest, NC.
The family will receive friends at 11:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary prior to the service.
The family request that in leiu of flowers, donations be sent to Glen Royal Baptist Church, Building Renovation Project.
Services provided by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas.