Sep 16, 1941 - Jul 22, 2018
Judith Carolyn Hawley Zollicoffer passed away on July 22, 2018 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on September 16, 1941 in St. Simons Island, Georgia to Rollin Galusha Hawley and Catherine Pocahontas Tharp Hawley. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jere Perry Zollicoffer II; her sons, Jay, Eric, and Marc Zollicoffer; Ray Pruett; daughter-in-law, Reidun Zollicoffer; 2 grandchildren, Finn and Thea Zollicoffer; and 2 Golden Retrievers, Samson and Spirit. Judy attended Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, where she met Jere who attended Georgia Tech. They married December 21, 1962. They lived in Gastonia, NC for 21 years before moving to Winston-Salem in 1985. Judy was a medical technologist and worked at several blood banks, including Moses Cone and Baptist Hospitals.
Judy’s passion in life was dogs, in particular Golden Retrievers, of which she owned 12 over the years. She was an active volunteer with the Triad Golden Retriever Rescue (TGRR) for over 20 years, and helped hundreds of Golden's find their forever homes. She volunteered in whatever way was needed from being a foster home, transporting dogs all over the state, coordinating foster homes, coordinating adoptions and serving on the board. Judy was also an active member of the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club and the Tarheel Golden Retriever Club. One of her proudest moments was training Spirit to the Rally Novice title.
The family requests in lieu of flowers to make a donation to Triad Golden Retriever Rescue at www.tgrr.org.
A memorial is being planned for her birthday weekend in September.
Condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies. When we lose our dear loved ones it confirms that the time we spent with them was priceless and that they are truly irreplaceable. I’m sure this is a very difficult time for you. With that in mind, please know that you can draw comfort from our Heavenly Father. He’s promised that, very soon, he will address this issue. He will make death "no more” here on Earth and also bring back our loved ones that have already "fallen asleep" so we have a chance to be reunited with them (2Cor 1:3,4 Rev 21:3,4 John 5:28,29 & 1 Thess 4:14). These are promises that we can trust. Again, please accept my sincere condolences
I feel blessed to have met Judy and been able to spend some time with her. She was smiling, gracious and kind.
May love and peace come to each of you as you suffer this great loss. Judy touched so many lives of people as well as dogs. Thank you for sharing her with us and know that she had a terrific influence in so many ways on so many. She changed the world of so many dogs and people forevermore. Her impact will live on through them forever. Thank you, Judy for fifty three years of friendship and love.
Jane, Josh, Will, and Ziggy
Mary Hampton Goodman
Dearest Jere and family,
I am so, so sad! Judy, my dearest college friend !!! I loved her so much. We always had such fun, especially
after y'all moved into the little apartment across from ASC. Remember the chicken breasts baked in aluminum foil? Many an afternoon she and I would lie on the bed studying , laughing, crying. Oh, and I will always remember your . beautiful Sea Island wedding as if it were yesterday.
The last reunion we attended - the deal was I would go if she would go- we caught up on the 45 + years we w had been apart.
I will miss her always. I'm sending up prayers every moment for strength and loving memories to be with you and your beautiful boys . I love you Jere,
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Judy was a very special person. We were so honored to have known such a wonderful spirit. A most caring woman. She is so blessed to be in God's hands now with all the Golden Retrievers that have left us. RIP my friend
Winston-Salem Dog Training Club
On behalf of the Winston-Salem Dog Training club, I extend deepest sympathy to Jere and their sons, in-laws and grandchildren and also to Sampson and Spirit. We loved Judy very much. She was a great asset to the club and unselfishly volunteered many hours of service. She will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in knowing how many 2-legged and 4-legged beings cared about and loved Judy. Maggie Harper
Jere, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can only imagine the hurt and anguish you are going through at this time. Judith sounds like a wonderful companion and I know you will miss her.
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him! Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)