Judith “Judy” Good Eller passed away on June 7th, 2018 at the age of 66 in Granite Falls, NC.
Judy is predeceased by her parents, James and Sarah Falls Good of Gastonia, NC, her brother Jasper Good of Gastonia, NC and her late husband of 23 years, Kenneth Doyle Eller of Lenoir, NC.
Left to cherish her memories are daughter Brandy Eller Mann and her husband, Kevin, of Raleigh, along with her 2 grandsons, Landon and Oliver, her brother Charles Edward Good and wife Freda, sister-in-law Ina Good, a large extended family of dear friends, as well as her kitty, Guido.
Judy was born in Gastonia, NC on July 23, 1951. She graduated from Hunter Huss High School in 1969, attended Gaston College for her undergraduate studies, and received her Masters in Library Science from Appalachian State University. She worked as an elementary school librarian and technology coordinator at Viewmont Elementary in Hickory, NC, as well as West Lenoir Elementary in Lenoir, NC, and Hudson Elementary in Hudson, NC.
Along with her voracious reading habit (seriously, she had an Amazon resell enterprise), Judy enjoyed a vast array of arts and crafts including painting, jewelry making, and knitting. She passed her love of art to her grandsons as well. She was a lover of puzzles and games that gifted her with one of the best memories on the planet. With a never-ending “come in and talk a while” spirit, Judy never met a stranger. She loved her family and friends fiercely, and she will be dearly missed.
A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Granite Falls, NC on Saturday June 16th at 1pm. The family will receive family and friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Viewmont Elementary PTA, 21 16th Ave N.W., Hickory, NC 28601 or Mount Zion Baptist Church, food bank, 1787 Cajah Mountain Rd., Hudson, NC 28638, in Judy’s name.
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