Judy Finholt

Born in Columbia, TN on July 4, 1940

Departed on January 4, 2021 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Judy Finholt, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 4, 2021. Preceded in death by her husband of 37 loving years, Paul Finholt, Sr. Survived by her children; Nancy Egan (Brian), Missy Matson and James Blocker, grandchildren; Hailey Brewer (Jeff), Wesley Matson (Keeley), Leah Brant (Ethan), Drew Egan, Martin Matson, Cole Egan and Grace Egan, great-grandchildren; Allie Brewer, Levi Brewer, Emma Katherine Brewer and Anna Matson, brother, Jim Thornton (Pat) and half-sisters, Patty Poe and Betty Sullivan, nephews, Jay Thornton and Matt Thornton.

Judy, also known as “Nana”, was born on July 4, 1940 in Columbia, TN to the late James Thornton and Alice Marie Sudberry. She was a loving, creative, and devoted wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She adored her family, loved to laugh, and always filled the room with so much joy. She enjoyed traveling, boating, golfing and spending time with her family. She attended First Baptist Hendersonville for many years and had a love for art and painting. She was a gifted musician who played the piano and sang as a career, and later as a loved hobby.

A Celebration of Life service for Judy will be held in the Chapel of the Hendersonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 353 East Main Street in Hendersonville, on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:30 AM, presided by Pastor Richard Gaia. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow the service in the Field of Honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Nana was passionate about raising money for JDRF in support of her granddaughter. You can donate at the following link: www.jdrf.org

7 Comments to Judy Finholt

  1. Jo Ann Egan
    January 6, 2021 12:26 pm

    What a beautiful picture of Judy, that’s how I’ll remember her. So pretty and full of life.

  2. Steve Schwenk
    January 6, 2021 3:07 pm

    A very classy lady who raised a fabulous family.

  3. DONNA CLARK
    January 6, 2021 4:51 pm

    Praying for you all during this most difficult time 💔!!!

  4. Sharon Gilson
    January 6, 2021 10:25 pm

    May all of your wonderful memories of Judy make you smile during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

  5. Jennifer Pirtle
    January 7, 2021 8:41 pm

    Missy, Nancy and Chip I just want y’all to know I have wonderful, wonderful memories!!!!! love you guys and your mom, I know Heaven is celebrating , she’s with me- me now ! even though I know you will miss her terribly it won’t be forever , just remember that!!!!!

  6. Leslye Minton
    January 8, 2021 9:53 pm

    I will miss Ms Judy … many many years I spent doing her hair . I loved her and will miss her . Praying for her family .

  7. Judy Kerr
    January 13, 2021 12:24 pm

    I met Judy in the dining room at Park Place when I was visiting a friend of mine. I would see her often, as I visited at lunch time. She seemed like such a sweet lady. She always had a beautiful smile. I am so sorry for your loss.

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