Judythe Errico Upjohn, 76, of Okatie, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2023. She was better known as Jude (Judy) by family and friends and was born in Suffern, New York on February 13, 1946. She is survived by her loving husband Charles deGraffenried Upjohn (Chip) of 51 years, her sons Charles Errico Upjohn (Chad) of Nashville, TN, and Tscharner deGraffenried Upjohn (Shaun) of Winter Springs, FL, Shaun's wife April Specht Upjohn, parents to Jude's grandchildren, Annabelle Hope Upjohn and Tscharner deGraffenried Upjohn II (Ried). She is survived by one brother, Dr. Jerome Errico of Lenox, MA and is preceded by another brother, Dr. James Errico of High Point, NC. She is also preceded in passing by her parents, Dr. Frank John Errico and Irene Melton Errico of Suffern, NY.\nJude graduated from Suffern High School in 1964, and then attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 1968 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 1970. She married in 1971 and pursued her nursing practice in a number of different positions including: Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, Blue Cross auditor, and an office nurse for an endocrinologist. She took time to be a stay at home mother while her sons were young, and then worked with her husband in the development of several of his health care businesses.\nJude had a wonderful spirit forged from her youth, growing up in a large family in suburban New York with two brothers and eight male cousins. At one time, six of the ten were New York State wrestling champions. That made it hard to get a date as nobody wanted to mess with the Errico boys. When she needed, she was as tough as nails, but she had such an angelic spirit that was a true encouragement to the many people who knew her. She was very dedicated to her family and loved having them join her in the Lowcountry for holidays and occasional events.\nShe had a dedicated faith life that preceded her husband's faith. Jude was very active in women's Bible studies. She was the encouragement for her husband to attend a men's conference where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. That began a wonderful Holy Spirit led life of missions, Bible Studies, and trips, including two trips to the Holy Land.\nFamily and friends are invited to a visitation at Community Bible Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery (611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29906) at 3:30 p.m.\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Urban Promise (PO Box 1479, Camden, NJ 08105) and CEF of the Lowcountry (5467 North Okatie Highway, Ridgeland, SC 29936) in memory of Jude.\nArrangements are being handled with care by Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Beaufort, South Carolina.