Judith Elaine (Gromley) Baillieux

November 21, 1953 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 66)


Judith (Judy) Elaine Baillieux (Gromley), 66 of Mint HIll, NC passed away peacefully on Sunday,May 24, 2020 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center 
surrounded by her loving family.
Judy (momma"B") is survived by her husband of 48 years Richard Baillieux, daughter Michelle ("B") Baillieux and son Richard (Dick) Baillieux all
of Mint Hill, NC.
She is survived also by a large family of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Judy was born on November 21, 1953 in Lackawanna, NY to the late Arthur Gromley and Camille Shaffer.
Judy married her high school sweetheart, Rich on December 28, 1971.  They settled in Hamburg, NY to start and raise a family of their own.
        Judy was always there with Rich cheering on their 2 children, Michelle and Dick throughout their childhood.  Whether being rides to their sporting events,
hosting sleep overs or taking care of them.  Judy loved to cook, do crafts, puzzles, play games and spend time with her family.
She was an avid crafter with a special "niche" for ceramics where they opened up Judy's Ceramique Boutique in Hamburg, NY.  A very successful business for
over 15 years in where she taught ceramic classes and made and sold beautiful gifts.  When they decided to move Judy had several great employees and 
friends working for her.  A successful dried floral and gift business along with over 110 ceramics students in her classes.
In 1997 they moved to the Mint Hill, NC area.  Shortly there after they opened up Luv B's Cafe in Charlotte, NC and eventually moved it to Harrisburg, NC.
Wanting to get back to what her true passion was, Judy got out of the restaurant business. In 2011, she opened Southern Yankee Gifts and Ceramics 
in Mint Hill, NC.
In 2009, Judy fought and beat Stage 4 Ovarian and Uterian cancer.  
In November 2019, Judy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer.  She fought a hard fight but due to the cancer and complications of its affects
she is now in the presence of our Lord and savior, her soul is now free of pain and suffering.
Throughout the years, she became "Ma" to many adopted children.  Judy was a wife, mom, friend, coworker and therapist to many who loved and adored her.
Judy is being cremated and no funeral services are being arranged at this time.  Those were her wishes. A "Celebration of Life" will be done at a 
later date, at her family's discretion.  
In leiu of flowers, donations and more, they may be made to Richard Baillieux, in memory of Judy.
At a later date we will choose a cancer charity that we will donate all monatary donations to, in memory of Judy.
The family would like to thank you for the love and support during this difficult time.

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