Judy Carol Pinson Sewell, 77, of Blacksburg, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, following surgery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle and Mildred Pinson of Olton, Texas.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward (Edd) Holt Sewell, Jr.; Neffi, her cat; sons John Edward Sewell and his wife, Karen Linkous Sewell, of Montgomery County, Zachariah (Zac) David Cole and fiancé Maddie Reda of Raleigh, and Phoenix Damien Cole of Dublin; granddaughters Chelsea La’Raye Sewell and Courtney Roxanne Sewell Croy and her husband, Paul Logan Croy, all of Montgomery County; a great-granddaughter, Marlee Ryder Sewell; a daughter, Virginia (Ginny) Carol Sewell Cole of Blacksburg; her brother, Jackie Pinson and his wife, Sue, of Brownfield, Texas; brothers-in-law James Sewell and his wife, Carol, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Thomas Sewell and his wife, Susie, of Columbia, Mo.; and many other nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Judy taught at Harding Avenue Elementary School for 35 years. In retirement, she volunteered with palliative care at NRV Medical Center, played mahjong with gusto, quilted with love and was active in Glade Church (United Church of Christ, formerly Baptist) for 50 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, and her graduate degree from Virginia Tech.
Due to COVID-19, a service of remembrance will be scheduled in the future.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Glade Church at P.O. Box 11565, Blacksburg, VA 24062 or online at www.gladechurch.breezechms.com/give/online, or to a local humanitarian organization of your choice.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.