Judy Peterson Bullard

April 5, 1958 - October 23, 2018
Judy Peterson Bullard


Judy Peterson Bullard was born in Wilmington, NC on April 5,1958. She began her heavenly journey just after midnight on October 23, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Most of her adult life she was a resident of Wilmington and the surrounding areas. As a teenager, she lived in Brent, AL where she became a passionate Bama fan. One of her favorite sayings was Roll Tide. Judy also loved the ocean and nature and had a big affinity for turtles. Sand and sun always brought a big smile to her beautiful face.

Judy is preceded in death by her dearest father, Hubert Vincent Peterson, Jr., and her precious grandson Markus T. Morris.

Judy is survived by her daughters, Jessica Rivera (Matthew) of Simpsonville, SC; Tiffany Bullard- Ruff (Marquis) of Campobello, SC; beloved Goddaughter she affectionately called Boo- Trinati Wyatt of Riegelwood, NC; Two brothers- Vince Peterson (Vickie) of Hamilton, AL and Greg Peterson (Angela) of Fulton, MO. Judy was the proud grandmother of 5 surviving grandchildren and had them stay with her every summer. She leaves behind her sweet babies- Tyera, Annabelle, Gabriel, Abigail, and Seven. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She also had a sweet dog Joonie B. that is still waiting for JuJu to come home.

Judy had a zest for life and was always smiling and laughing. She never met a stranger and was full of magnetism. Her friend group was large and she loved each and everyone of them, especially her life long friend Lisa Wyatt.

Jessica and Tiffany want to thank everyone that has been supportive during this difficult time. The outpouring of love and support has been amazing. The ICU staff at NHRMC was second to none.

The family will hold a private beach service, Saturday, October 27th. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation  in Judy’s name to the SECU Family House of Wilmington. They have shown great compassion and caring to Judy’s daughters during this time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • October 24, 2018
    Johnnie Green says:
    I'm so going to miss Juju she was A great friend who kept me laughing and she always kept it real she will be very missed my prayers and thoughts go out to the family at this time may you soar with the angels Juju as I know you will

  • November 07, 2018
    Rob Dyer says:
    I just heard the sad news today from a mutual friend of Judy's. She always had a way of making a person feel better about themselves regardless of the situation they were in always supportive and never criticizing. I cannot remember ever hearing her berating or bad mouthing anyone. She was so proud and had so much love for her beautiful daughters. I will keep them and all the friends that we're close to her in my thoughts and prayers. I will always treasure the good times.

  • October 29, 2018
    Angel Hui says:
    Judy, you are truly missed. It's a shock to know that you left us in a sudden, I am sure you are now in a better place without sorrow and pain. Rest in peace.

  • October 27, 2018
    Annette Warner says:
    RIP Judy. I didn't know you all that well, but I'm sorry to hear of your passing.

  • October 25, 2018
    Sharon Stukes says:
    Judy will be missed for she was part of our family. We will keep praying for God’s healing for Tiffany and Jessica and all the grandchildren and all her closest loved ones