January 23, 1964 - November 25, 2022

Julia Hart Beal, 58, of Cape Carteret, formerly of Chatham County, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Ms. Beal was born in Chatham County, the daughter of Willie Madison Hart Jr. and Doris Buckner Hart. Julia graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School. She retired after many years as an FDA Inspector for Pilgrim’s Pride in Sanford. After retiring, she accomplished her goal of moving to the beach. She was a member of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church. Julia loved spending time at the beach, her flowers and crafting. She was a diehard Tar Heel fan. Julia cherished her time with her family.

Julia is survived by her son, Dustin Beal of Bear Creek; sister, Sharon Baird and husband Dr. Bruce Baird of LaGrange; significant other, Steven Everwine of Cape Carteret; nephews Joshua Baird (Ruthanne) of Raleigh, Ethan Baird of Garner, Luke Baird (Anna) of Kinston, Caleb Baird (Janet Leighton) of Wilmington, and Jacob Baird (Peyton) of Snow Hill; great nieces Emma, Kinsley and Chloe Grace Baird. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church, 175 Moon’s Chapel Rd., Siler City, with Rev. Bruce Brown officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the Beal family.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com.