Obituary of Julia Martin Phipps
Julia ”Judy” Martin Phipps, 71, of Kernersville, North Carolina passed away on June 23, 2022, surrounded by those who loved and adored her.
Julia was born in
As a member of the Sappony Tribe, Julia was deeply invested in continuing the work set forth by her mother Nannie Lou to strengthen the rising generation’s commitment to the High Plains tribal community. Julia served as the Sappony Tribal Council Secretary, writing, and securing, several grants in support of establishing and maintaining the current
Julia’s faith in her savior Jesus Christ traces its roots to the intimate sanctuary of
Julia is survived by her devoted husband, Bill — the couple married on May 20, 1972 and lived a beautiful life together for the following 50 years, consistently showing one another and all those who knew them how to love, laugh, and grow together while building a family. She is survived by her daughter, Christie (Matt) Hunter, and her two granddaughters, Katelyn and Alexis. Julia is also survived by the following family members: father O.C. Martin, of Roxboro, N.C.; brother Leon (Carolyn) Martin, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister Sue (John) Vernon, of Clemmons, N.C.; brother Rev. Charlie (Jann) Martin, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; brother Brady (Linda) Martin, of Littleton, N.C.; brother Glenn (Marie) Martin, of Roxboro, N.C.; brother Don Martin, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister Angie (Dennis) Caudle, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; brother Allen (Lisa) Martin, of China Grove, N.C.; brother Ken (Sue) Martin, of Durham, N.C.; brother David (Shanel) Martin, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom love her dearly. Julia was preceded in death by her mother, Nannie Lou Martin.
A service honoring Julia’s life will be held at
The family would like to extend its gratitude to Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem, as well as the numerous friends and family that have supported her throughout her cancer journey.