Julia Ann “Judy” Saunders

August 16, 1942 - October 8, 2020
Julia Ann “Judy” Saunders


Julia Ann Saunders, age 78 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

She was born on August 16, 1942, in Southport, NC the daughter of the late Dan Paul Watson and Bertha Beck Watson. She was the widow of Gordon W. Saunders and preceded in death by a son, Gordon Wayne Saunders, Jr.

Judy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Crystal “Cookie” Saunders; two daughters, Linda Leadman and Joseph of Winnabow, and Kim Burns and David of Riegelwood; son, Charles Elliot Saunders. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Fields Malpass and Janice Iris Watson, and other extended family members.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 Monday, October 12, 2020, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Rev. Robert Willetts and Rev. Jimmy Mintz. Burial will be at Northwood Cemetery in Southport. Her pallbearers will be Emmett Watson, Jr., Eric Watson, Trey Watson, Christopher Burns, Mike Wagner, and David Burns.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • October 09, 2020
    Crystal Saunders says:
    My most enjoyable memory with Judy was us sitting at the kitchen table canning peppers..

  • October 09, 2020
    Cookie says:
    My most enjoyable memory was Judy and I sitting at the table canning peppers.

  • October 09, 2020
    Joann Hinson says:
    July was a special person,didn’t make any difference were you was at ,she would run you down to speak to you she love the lord ,new her from Damascus road church ,she will be miss.Dance on the street of gold.

  • October 10, 2020
    Judie ( McLamb) Mclaughlin says:
    So sorry for you all. I will always remember her laugh and how she made my Daddy laugh every time he saw her. Happier times♥️

  • October 10, 2020
    Jimi & Rosemary Bennett says:
    We have such wonderful memories of Judy! We remember the wonderful hugs she gave! She was so full of love! She also was an amazing cook! We worshiped our Lord & Savior many times together at Damascus Road Church! Won’t be long and we’ll all be dancing before our Lord and Savior JESUS! We love Judy‼️ We are Covering all of her family with much Love & Prayers❤️♥️