Feb. 3, 2024
noon - 1 p.m.


Feb. 3, 2024
1 p.m.


Feb. 3, 2024

Judy Karene Padgett Poteet, 82, went home to the Lord Tuesday, January 30, 2024 after a lengthy illness. She went peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Judy was born April 29, 1941 in Morganton, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Luther Levi Padgett and Viola Ethel Carson Padgett. She is also preceded in death by her brothers James (Jim) Richard Padgett and John Ray (Lumpy) Padgett and one sister, Margarette Valerie Padgett.

Judy is survived by her husband of almost 63 years, Harold Edward Poteet, daughter, Karen Elizabeth Poteet Phillips, two granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth Phillips Cook (Christian) of Wilmington, N.C. and Erin Nicole Phillips Erickson (Zachary) of Fletcher, N.C., as well as two beautiful great-grandchildren, Kennedy Elizabeth Cook and Oakes Poteet Erickson whom she loved with all her heart. She is also survived by her sister, Edna Frances (Patsy) Shuffler of Morganton, N.C.

Judy enjoyed gardening and traveling. She had a unique touch with animals and was especially skilled at finding 4-leaf clovers.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Marty Bess officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Aunt Judy was loved by so many. Many great memories of camping times with Uncle Harold and Aunt Judy, watching her ski on that lake. There was never a dull moment around her. She could always make you laugh. There are no words to make the pain of losing her go away but cherish all the great memories you have. The days ahead are going to be long but just remember the good times and her laugh and smile. She will always be by your side and in your heart. Much love to my Uncle Harold, Karen, Anna and Erin.

—Kathy Adams
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Judy was a wonderful woman, friend and aunt. It will be hard to let her go. Uncle Harold and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Holding you all in my heart. I am sorry I cannot be there to celebrate her life and mourn her passing with you all. I know this loss is a hard one and nothing anyone can say or do can compensate for the loss of the one we loved so dearly. She will live on in our hearts and cherished memories. I try to find comfort in that and pray you do as well. Please know my thoughts are with you. I love you all.

—Shelley Poteet
Burgundy Candle deepest condolences...what a beautiful lady Judy was. I know her and mama (Joyce) are catching up and having a great reunion with Christ.

—Donna Chappell
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Sending love and hugs to the entire family. She was an incredible woman; something that was very evident she passed down to each generation after her. My thoughts are with each of you and Judy as she’s now in peace watching over all of you.

—Matt Williams Soles

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. Judy was a very special lady. I worked with her husband for many years and was introduced to Judy through my relationship with Harold. Prayers for the family.

—Rodney McFalls