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“I met Judy several years ago as she assisted the Early Intervention Families through the Preschool Transition process. On behalf of the Early...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Becky J. Pettigrew - SC

“I was a friend of hers at Presbyterian College and always appreciated how nice and kind she was especially to me. I was at Folly Beach last week and...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: James Brown - Gaffney, SC

“It's impossible to say too much good about Judy. She was just one of the finest people we were fortunate to know and love, and her life enriched...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: gary and peggy sattelmeyer

“Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you Rusty, Harrison and Ned. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Pamela Allen - Aiken, SC - Family

“My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you, Harrison and Ned for the loss of your wife and their mother. She was a wonderful...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Dana Mizzell Goethe - St. Johns, FL

“I was so very sorry to hear of the death of Judy. I have such fond memories of the two you at school functions and know how very much she will be...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Russell robinson - My Pleasant, SC

“I am so sorry that we will not be able to come to the visitation; we will be attending the funeral of one of my cousins that afternoon. We are so...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Ned Jaycocks - McClellanville, SC

“Judy had a passion for helping Berkeley County's preschoolers with special needs; she will be missed. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jeenifer Mullenix-Still - SC

“Dan And I were saddened to learn of the passing of your dear wife, Judy. Please know that you and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers. I shall...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Betty W. Mizzell - Charleston, SC

“Judy will be greatly missed at Fishburne Education Center. She was so positive and upbeat during her illness that her passing came as quite a shock!!...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Anne Davis - Goose Creek, SC

“Sorry Rusty. It was a long tough fight, now she is at peace. Thoughts and prayers, Jack ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Judy had such a kind and gentle spirit. I worked with her at Westview Primary School when she held meeting for preschool children coming to our...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Luci Carter - Goose Creek, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was such a kind, gentle, sweet lady. Sending prayers up for your family. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Pulaski/Sangaree Intermediate - SC

“Judy was such a lovely lady. I'm so honored to have spent time with her at Sangaree. Prayers for your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I didn't know her well, but I always enjoyed seeing Ms. Judy at SRI during the short time that we were here together. She will be missed. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Gause - Hanahan, SC

“Moore Family,So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Judy will be missed at Fishburne. My prayers are with the family. God Bless. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Veronica Gantt - North Charleston, SC

“Moore Family,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Judy. I enjoyed working with her at Fishburne and seeing her smile and positive attitude....Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Tracy Metts - Moncks Corner, SC

“I was blessed to work with Judy. I will always remember her kind heart and sweet spirit. Praying for peace for the family ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Kirlin - Summerville, SC

“Judy was the epitome of class. A great soul; an even greater role model. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Val MacEachern - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Judy. In my 20 years with BCSD she was one of my favorite people. I retired about a year and a half ago so we lost contact....Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Jones - Manning, SC - Friend


Judy Deal Birdsong Moore, wife of Wesley L Moore III, passed away peacefully on Mother's Day at her home on Folly Beach. A visitation will be held in J. Henry Sturh's, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

The daughter of Ralph Harrison and Emily Deal Birdsong, Judy was born on June 1, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia. After Judy's mother's death, her father married Dorothy Cabaniss Wyrick Birdsong, whose sons Pete and Mike joined Judy and her sister Becky to form a harmonious blended family.

After graduating with honors from Briarcliff High School and Presbyterian College, Judy earned an MA in Community Education at the University of South Carolina where she met her future husband Wesley. The two married on February 4th, 1978.

Judy taught psychology and served as the coordinator of the Psychology Department at Trident Technical College until the birth of her first son Harrison in 1984. Over the course of the next decade, she stayed home to rear Harrison and his younger brother Ned. Once the boys entered school, she worked for a time as a kindergarten assistant at Sullivans Island Elementary School. Subsequently, she acquired an MA and EdS in school psychology. A nationally certified school psychologist, she specialized in preschoolers with developmental delays and, despite her illness, worked for Berkeley County schools right up until the end.

Throughout her working life, whether she was delivering a lecture on Freud, helping a kindergartener construct a Valentine's Day card, or evaluating a three-year-old with speech delays, Judy performed her duties with the utmost conscientiousness. She was a modest, gentle soul with a dry, sometimes ironic sense of humor. A loving wife, mother, and mother-in-law, she lived a life distinguished by integrity and left this world bravely, without a particle of self-pity. She enjoyed reading, travel, and the outdoors, especially kayaking in and around the Folly River. She will live on the memories of so many --friends, families, and students.

In addition to her husband Wesley and sons Harrison (Taryn) and Ned, Judy is survived by her sister Becky Birdsong Hudson (Dave) and her brothers Pete Birdsong (Linda) and Mike Birdsong (Patti). Other survivors include her brother-in-laws David (Nancy), Fleming (Amy), and sister-in-law, Sue Ellen (Dwayne), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3 International Dr. Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

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