Judy Faye Silvers Hensley, 66, of Cartersville, GA, moved into her Heavenly Home on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Judy passed peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren at the Assured Hospice Care, Cartersville, GA, after a two-and-a-half-year courageous battle with cancer.
Judy was born on April 24, 1954, in Cartersville to the late Jesse W. Silvers and the late Margie Silvers.
Judy was a member of the former Etowah Assembly of God, Cartersville, GA. She was a devoted Christian, loved her Lord and Savior. She was an avid reader and teacher of the Bible, a watcher of The Shepherd's Chapel.
Judy attended Bartow County Schools and graduated from Nursing School in 1975. She worked for five years as a nurse's aide while taking her nursing courses. Then, she spent 45 years as a nurse at several hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and Army clinics throughout Georgia, Missouri, Kansas and Germany, as well as a personal private care nurse. She was the owner, operator and nurse of Judy's Adult Daycare in Cartersville, GA.
Judy's hobbies were gardening, crafts, playing guitar, singing and playing several sports. She enjoyed all holidays and was a marvelous cook. Judy was very family-oriented and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandson, all of her extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Judy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jimmy Hensley; son Daniel Thacker; daughters and sons-in-law Michelle and Kelly Nelson, Candi and Jerry Nicholas, Martha and Jason Smith; grandchildren, Jesse and Nikki Nelson, Scarlett & Brandon Carter, Jamie Nelson, Danny Nicholas, Sarah Walsh, Virginia Walsh, Joshua Walsh, Ethan Baldwin, Blake Smith and Patrick Smith; and great-grandsons, Nathan Nelson and Baby Carter, who arrived in the fall; brother- and sister-in-law, Danny & Wanda Silvers; sister- and brother-in-law, Deborah & Mike Painter; niece, Michaela Stice; great-niece, Kylie Painter; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Judy is continuing her medical devotion by donating her body for research at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine of Suwanee, GA.
A private Celebration of Judy's life was held on Saturday, June 27, 2020. A future public memorial date will be announced.
In honor of Judy, donations can be made to The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA, or to Assured Hospice Care in Cartersville, GA .