Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Judy C. Efird

Judy Connell Efird, 77, of Monroe passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be Friday, January 18, at 3 PM at Hopewell Baptist’s Legacy Campus with Rev. Lee Pigg officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 PM prior to the service. The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Born August 25, 1941 in Union County, Judy is the daughter of the late Cagglee Connell and Mildred Clontz Connell. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Judy loved watching Nascar and her favorite driver Dale Earnhardt. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and most of all, being with her family.

Judy is survived by daughters, Gay Colvin (Bill) of Matthews, Wendy Melson of Charlotte, son, Bryan Mullis (Cortney) of Monroe, and sister, Frances McCoy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Erika Palmer, Hannah Jenkins, Judson Melson, Cameron Colvin, Ava and Axl Mullis, and great-grandchildren, Saylor, Berkley, and Wells Palmer, and Maddox Joyner. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Efird.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund at 420 Hopewell Church Rd. Monroe, NC 28110.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Efird family.


  • Gail Griffin Posted January 18, 2019 5:41 am

    Praying for the family. She will be greatly missed

    • Wendy M Melson Posted January 21, 2019 11:29 am

      Thank you!

  • Lois Cantrell Posted January 18, 2019 10:01 am

    I loved your Mom for many years and I know how much she loved all of y’all. My Love and prayers

    • Wendy M Melson Posted January 21, 2019 11:30 am

      Thank you! She loved you too 🙂

  • PEGGY BLACKWELDER Posted January 18, 2019 12:45 pm

    Praying for the family and friends. Judy was a sweet person.

    • Wendy M Melson Posted January 21, 2019 11:30 am

      Thank you!

  • Becki Rushing Rice Posted January 20, 2019 10:09 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She will always be remembered by her bright smile and laughter.
    Hazel Rushing and Becki Rushing Rice

    • Wendy M Melson Posted January 21, 2019 11:31 am

      Thank you for your kind words.

  • Lynne McGuirt Posted January 21, 2019 2:38 pm

    Prayers for your family. I knew Judy when she lived in Lamplighter Village.

    • Wendy M Melson Posted January 23, 2019 10:42 am

      Thank you!

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