Happy Austin, age 74, of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Atrium Health in Charlotte. Happy was born October 13, 1947 in Huntersville, NC to the late Jimmie and Myrtle Hope. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hope Farlow. Happy was retired from ASU having been Director of APP program, Director of Freshman Orientation, and Advisor for non-traditional students. She enjoyed music, reading, travel, working in her flower gardens, and volunteering at church and at the Lenoir Soup Kitchen.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Austin, of the home. Daughter, Hope Austin Laingen, and Son-In-Law Jim of Marshall, Virginia. Grandchildren, William Laingen and wife Stephanie of Tucson, Arizona; Austin Laingen of Richmond, Virginia, and daughter Bonnie Laingen of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also surviving, sister Mildred Barnett and husband Jim of Queenstown, Maryland, and Brother-In-Law Colon Farlow of Sophia, North Carolina.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Hudson. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. prior to service. A selection of Happy's favorite music will be provided from 2:30-3:00.
Interment will follow in Sardis/Hudson First Cemetery.
Happy can be remembered by donations to the Lenoir Soup Kitchen, PO Box 1054, Lenoir, NC 28645 or Mission Friends at First Baptist Church, 345 Main Street, Hudson, North Carolina 28638.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.