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September 17, 2011

Judy Rasnick Barry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  Judy Rasnick Barry, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on September 1, 2011 after an eight-year battle with melanoma. She was born in Tazewell, Va. to the late Everett and Sallie Rasnick.

She attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. Judy served on many local and state boards including the North Carolina Banking Commission, YWCA, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Museum of History, Lynwood Foundation, The Children's Law Center, Elon Home for Children Foundation, Hope Haven, Allegro Foundation, and  numerous others.

Judy also received the highest award given by the state of North Carolina, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine awarded by the Governor of North Carolina. The Duke Mansion Trustee and Lee Institute also established the Judy Barry Children's Garden in honor if her dedication and service to children.

As a child advocate, Judy supported local and national political candidates who shared the same interest. She had also served on national and state financial and advisory committees. Judy authored a book, Adoption Means Love, which is tribute to adopted children and their families of the Children Home Society of North Carolina.

Judy is survived by her husband, W. Brian Barry; son, Dr. Mark Hartman and wife Lisa; daughter, Nikki Pathak and husband Asheesh; grandsons, Joe and Sam Hartman, Stratton Bacogeorge and Mason Pathak; Stepdaughters, Donna Sampanes and husband Jim, Chris Barry and Kelly Barry; stepson, Doug Law and wife Meg. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy wall and husband Bill, Lallah Smyth and husband Charles, Reda Kittle and husband Ralph, and Sue Aldridge and companion Jim Harman. She was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

A private service was held in Tazewell, Va. on September 11, 2011. A celebration of Judy's life will be held in Charlotte, N.C. at the Duke Mansion on September 25, 2011.

Judy's obituary information courtesy of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com

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