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Judith Scott Berry Denning
  • It was Judy's desire that gifts and memorials be made to:
  • Tri-City Baptist Church
    152 Lazy Hill Road
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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“So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I loved getting to know her, when she worked in the SC Senate. Loved her intellect and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kathleen Burns - Cayce, SC

“Judy was a friend but the true meaning of friend. I will miss her. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Elizabeth Procopio - Ladson, SC

“Please accept my condolences for your loss. Grief can be so hard, but the fond memories you cherish can comfort and sustain you during this time....Read More »
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“So sorry to hear about the death of Judy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Michael and Shelley Garvin - SC

“My sincere condolences to your family. It is comforting to know that God cares for you and invites you to look to Him for comfort. 1 Pet 5:6, 7 ”
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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
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Judith Scott Berry Denning, 72, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was born August 14, 1945, in Kinston, N.C. to the late Sallie Nadine Harper Scott and Julius Grant Scott. Judy graduated from St. Paul's High School in Hollywood, S.C. in 1963 and attended the University of South Carolina.

She worked as an executive secretary in the South Carolina Governor's office under three governors; as an assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Energy; and retired from the S.C. Senate as an administrative assistant. She was designated "A Palmetto Lady" by Governor James B. Edwards in recognition for her service to the State of South Carolina.

Her hobbies included quilting, gardening and home renovation. She "enjoyed making things look beautiful again." In addition to her professional career, Judy was an entrepreneur; she was the creator of "Kelly Dolls". She was a loyal friend, caring neighbor, had a tremendous work ethic, provided for her children and had a deep love for her family. Judy was a member of Tri-City Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Michael Berry and wife, Julie; her daughter, Alana Dysart and husband, Mike and her grandchildren, Lane Berry, Alex and Lauren Dysart and Tyler Wright; sister, Marilyn Stark and husband, Paul; brothers, Gary Scott and wife, Charlene, Danny Scott and wife, Linda, and Grant Scott and wife, Lisa.

Graveside services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Meggett, SC, on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Frank Bailey conducting the service and eulogy given by Cameron Smith.

It was Judy's desire that gifts and memorials be made to the building fund at Tri-City Baptist Church, 152 Lazy Hill Road, Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C. and J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Charleston, S.C. are serving the family of Mrs. Denning.