Obituary for Judith Shields Durham
- Name: Judith Shields Durham
- Home Town: Shallotte
- Date of Death: 02/13/2018
- Birth Place: Spring Garden, VA
- Birth Date: 08/24/1934
- Service Date: 02/19/2018 at 11:00 AM
- Visit Date: 02/18/2018
- Visit Times: 5-7 pm
- Service Place: Shallotte Presbyterian Church
- Interment: Brunswick Memorial Gardens
Judith Shields Durham of Shallotte passed away Tuesday, February 13th at the SECU Hospice House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Spring Garden, Virginia on August 24, 1934. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carson Herman Durham Ill, her parents, Charles Vester Shields and Myrtle Lester Shields, her sisters, Stanley Presto, Ryland Coggins and Ruby Spencer and brother, Jack Shields.
Mrs. Durham graduated from Averett University and Longwood University with a degree in Elementary Education. While in school, she met her future husband and they married on July 13, 1957, and enjoyed over 60 years together until his passing in December of 2016. Mrs. Durham taught school in Blacksburg, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina before becoming a devoted mother to her three children. After residing in Greensboro for 27 years, the Durham family moved to Shallotte in 1985. Mrs. Durham, along with her husband, established several successful businesses which are still in operation today. Many will remember her from Carson Cards and Gifts, where she was always willing to offer her assistance and share one of her beautiful smiles.
Mrs. Durham loved to play golf and was a member of the Brierwood Ninettes and Eighteen Holers. She taught her children and grandchildren the game and loved spending time with them on the golf course.
Mrs. Durham was a devoted member of Shallotte Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Joyce Skeen Circle. She will always be remembered for her ability to see the positive in any situation and for keeping her family and friends entertained by her unique sense of humor.
Mrs. Durham was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her three children, Carson Herman Durham IV, Judith Allen Durham Huffman and her husband Craig, and Charles Holt Durham Sr. and his wife Sherry. In addition, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild who were her pride and joy, Madison Durham Stewart and her husband Jim, Chad Benjamin Huffman, Charles Holt Durham Jr., Connor Holden Durham, Cameron Blake Huffman, Carson Herman Durham V, Kathleen Blake Durham, Christian Barnes Huffman and Charlotte Emilia Stewart. Also surviving are her sisters, Whitney S. Cobbs and husband William, Barbara S. Collie and 18 special nieces and nephews. Mrs. Durham was extremely blessed to have many loyal and faithful friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 18th at Brunswick Funeral Service, 5229 Ocean Highway West (Hwy. 17), and at the home of Craig and Judith Allen Huffman at 833 Loblolly Drive, Shallotte. The funeral service will take place on Monday, February 19th, 11:00 AM, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St., Shallotte, followed by a graveside service at Brunswick Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to Shallotte Presbyterian Church Special Music Fund,P.O. Box 3256, Shallotte, NC 28459 and to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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