Judy Carol Grindstaff Scholl (2018-11-14 16:55:37)

Mrs. Judy Carol Grindstaff Scholl, daughter of the late Stanley Vaught and Lina White Grindstaff, entered into the gates of heaven on November 10, 2018.

Judy was born on May 8th, 1947 in Stoney Creek, Tennessee. The youngest of 11 children, she attended Unaka High School and was trained as a licensed cosmetologist & was a LPN graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Judy worked at Watauga Hospital, in Boone, NC, where she met her husband, Ray, and life-long friend Peggy Lou Davis of Reidsville, NC. Raymond Grant Scholl, from Hilliard, Ohio, and Judy were united in holy matrimony on September 27th, 1970 upon Ray’s tour of duty in Vietnam serving in the United States Army. This union was blessed with 2 children; Kristina Beth and Jody Ray. Judy and Ray were married 48 years and called Sugar Grove, NC their home for many years. Ray, her devoted husband, cared for Judy throughout the years in their home in Sugar Grove. Judy was a resident at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab in Wilkesboro, NC for 8 years where Ray continued his devotion and care.

At an early age Judy professed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church and active in the WMU, Women’s Friendship Sunday School Class and taught G.A.’s, children’s Sunday school with Sarah Sherwood Watson and trained many children and youth in the Bible drill. She taught young people the books of the Bible and memory verses through fun, games and activities. Children under her leadership learned about the important life lessons of discipline, hard work and faith in God. For many years Judy ministered to others through her Women’s Friendship class by writing and sending cards of encouragement, congrats, special occasions and sympathy to those in her church family and community.

Judy will always be remembered as a very strong, faithful Christian woman whose life was used by God, to show others that miracles are from God and that faith in Jesus is the promise of a new life and body in heaven. She voiced her testimony freely to all and wrote a song “The Angels Good News” to share Jesus’ love with family, friends and all who would listen. Judy’s song was presented as a Christmas play, which she attended, at Goshen Baptist Church in Wilkesboro, NC. Her Christian life and influence will forever remain in the hearts of all who knew her. Daughter, sister, wife, Mother and Grandma Judy (Ju-Ju) quietly and peacefully departed this life surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Bernice Grindstaff & Nadine Fisher, brothers Ernest, Bert, Orville & J.D. Grindstaff. Judy is survived by her husband Ray of Sugar Grove, NC, daughter Kristina Beth Scholl Miller and husband James of Boomer, NC & son Jody Ray Scholl & wife Chasity Fleming Scholl of Cottageville, SC.

She is survived by her loving father and mother in law: Marvin (95) and Viola (93) Scholl, and 6 grandchildren: Benjamin Miller (18), Carolina Miller (16), Lydia Scholl (15), Lilah Scholl (13), Abigail Miller (12), Laini Scholl (11), Sisters: Anna Breland, Mary Nell Greer, Erma Barker & Della Nettles.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2pm, at Cove Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Grove, NC. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service. A meal for the family will be provided by Cove Creek Baptist Church at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be given to Judy’s Friendship Class in care of Deanna McGinnis, P.O. Box 68, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Activity Department 1016 Fletcher St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or Mountain Valley Hospice 688 North Bridge Street Elkin, NC 28621. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to caregivers Virginia Holbrook and Linda Bonaiuto, Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab staff, Greg Anderson, Chaplain of Mountain Valley Hospice, Stewart Roten, Chaplain of Pruitthealth Hospice, Pastor Brian Miller, Goshen Baptist Church and Pastor Shelby Stephens, former Pastor Cove Creek Baptist Church. Thank you for your prayers, kindness and loving care over the years, months and past several weeks. May God bless each and every one.