Judith "Judy" Devlin Amos

Wednesday, December 26, 1934 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

An Elegant Lady

Photo of Judith "Judy" Devlin Amos  - 1934-2022

Canton- Judith Ann Devlin Amos, a beautiful and dearly loved lady, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Judy as she was known by her family and friends was born during the Christmas season of December 26, 1934 to the late Bryan H. Devlin and the late Pearl Pressley Devlin. She had made her home in Haywood County all of her life and she was blessed with a multitude of friends who treasured her friendship all throughout her 87 years.

Judy was a devoted homemaker and caring for her family was the most important part of her life. Her days were filled with wonderful memories of square dancing with the Crabtree Mountain Cloggers, being a member of Midway Lanes Bowling League, and being a participant in the annual Folkmoot Festival held in Haywood County. Judy had a wonderful, outgoing, friendly personality that everyone who knew her loved.  She was truly an elegant and lovely lady and she will be remembered as one of Haywood County’s memorable beauty queens, Miss Labor Day of 1950. Mrs. Amos was a lady of faith and a member of Morning Star United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the church choir. Judy loved her family will all of her heart and soul and she felt her greatest achievement in life was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They will each carry beautiful memories of Judy forever in their hearts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sewell Dean Amos who passed away in 1991; children, Sandra Lee Amos Pressley, Rue Ann Amos Ross, and Terry Dean Amos; brothers and sisters, Frances Inez Devlin Dixon, James Floyd Devlin, Curtis Lee Devlin Carver, William JC Devlin, Carroll Eugene Devlin, Nancy Louise Devlin Swafford, and Charles Kenneth Devlin.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Brandon Barrett, Brook Barrett, Haley Griffith, Michael Pressley, Jessica Amos, Stephen Pressley, and T. J. Amos; her great-grandchildren, Ayla, Nash, Isley, Brice, and Amyia; her sister, Betty Jane Devlin Worley; and a special niece, Beth Swafford who lovingly cared and supported Judy for many years; and her devoted son-in-law, Dean Pressley.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2022 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Rev. Brandon Lazarus will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Judy Amos to Morning Star United Methodist Church 2535 Dutch Cove Road, Canton, NC 28716 or to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Amos family.

Condolences from family and friends

I am so sorry to hear about Judy. I did not know her very well, but I do know she was a delight to be around. She will be an angel to all that knew her.
Tina Cook
NANNY,YOU WERE A HOOT! IM GONNA MISS YOU !I KNOW U WERE TIRED AND HAD BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH HEARTACHES.No parent should have to go through what you did.We all love and appreciate you making us laugh all those years.
Brandon Barrett
We are so sorry for your great loss, Nanny Judy was loved by many and will be truly missed. Brandon you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Helen Lindsey and Kirk Robinson
Our sincere condolences to your dear family. She was beautiful inside and out.
Lisa Devlin Patten
To my beautiful Aunt Judy.I will miss you and I love you. Now you are in heaven with your family.
Laura Devlin
So sorry for the passing of Judy. She was a beautiful and strong lady. I attended church with her and her children and some of the grandchildren. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
Alba Jo Cook Sanford
I am so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a sweet lady who brought warmth and kindness to those around her. My condolences to her family.
Susan Clark Smith
I will always miss you my sweet Aunt Judy. You meant so much to me and my children, Shelby, Olivia and Lindsay. I am happy that you are with your family now. They are thrilled you are together once again. I love you, Angelinapostavina.
Angela Vargas
I will always love and miss my dear Aunt Judy. So many sweet memories we made as a family... from camping, to PISGAH football games, to just visiting, and eating out together. Jared, Jordyn and I were certainly blessed to have known and loved such a beautiful person. Rest in peace.
Susan Shoemaker-Worley