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Obituary of Judith Radcliff Kneale Hynson
JUDITH RADCLIFF KNEALE HYNSON
January 27. 1942 - February 10, 2023
Columbia, South Carolina - Mrs. Judith Radcliff Kneale Hynson, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023. Judy was born January 27, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York to John Steven Kneale and Anita Whitehead Kneale, the first of three daughters. She graduated from Middletown Township High School in Middletown, NJ in 1960. She attended Monmouth College, Long Branch, NJ as a nursing student. She worked at the Long Branch Medical Center as a nursing assistant where she met her future sister-in-law. Judy graduated from Missouri Valley College in January 1966 with a BS in Human Relations, Youth Leadership.
While at Mo Valley she met the love of her life, Edwin Hynson, and they were married July 23, 1966. Upon graduation, Judy began working for the NJ Department of Social Services, in Child Protective Services, working in the Toms River area of the state. In 1970 her husband was transferred to Columbia, SC where they made their home and raised their daughter, son, and numerous rescued fur babies.
Judy earned her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1982 while working full time at Baptist Hospital. She worked for SCDSS in child protective services; Providence Hospital; and ultimately retired from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, C M Tucker Jr Nursing Care Center, after more than 25 years of service as a Medical Social Worker, lovingly serving her residents and their families.
Judy was an active member of her church, Suber-Marshall Memorial UMC. She served as a nursery keeper, Sunday School teacher and president of the UMW. She was a Lay Speaker/Lay Servant in the Columbia District of the UMC, a member of the Emmaus of the Midlands Walk #20, and partnered with her husband in the Kairos Prison Ministry, serving at the Wateree River Correctional Institute in Rembert, SC. She was fondly referred to as “little momma” by the men they served there. Judy and Ed loved to travel in their spare time, going to Alaska, China, France and Germany, as well as across and around the US. She was an avid reader and was never without a book in process. Above all, her greatest joy came from hearing her husband sing.
Judy was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ed; daughter, Wendy Frye (Gregg); son, Ray Hynson (Julie); sisters, Valerie Schwolow (Ed) and Deborah Kneale (Bob); grandchildren, Justin Adams (Caitlin), Michael Hynson, Jonathan Hynson, and Camryn Frye; niece and nephews, Jenny Hawkins (Craig), Karl Schwolow, and Jack Schwolow.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Suber-Marshall Memorial UMC, 3900 Live Oak Street, Columbia, SC. Interment will be held privately at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suber-Marshall Memorial UMC, 3900 Live Oak Street, Columbia, SC 29205; Solutions for Living at Home, PO Box 2959, West Columbia, SC 29171; Columbia Animal Service, 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209 or a charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers with Solutions for Living at Home for the care provided to Judy over the last couple of years. We also are very grateful for the heartfelt care, love and support provided by her special care team with Agape Care Hospice over these last months.