Official Obituary of

The Honorable Julius A. Rousseau, Jr.

December 3, 1930 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 88) 88 Years Old

The Honorable Julius Rousseau, Jr. Obituary

A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, October 12, 2019,  at First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro, with Dr. Tim Roberts and Dr. William T. Medlin, III officiating . The Rousseau family will receive friends following the service in the Faith Center.


Born in North Wilkesboro on Dec. 3 1930, Judge Rousseau was the son of the Honorable Julius A. and Gertrude Hall Rousseau. Julius A. Rousseau Sr. was an N.C. Superior Court judge from 1935-1958. Combined, the father and son served as N.C. Superior Court judges for more than 50 years.


He and the former Gary Maxwell were married in August 1955, and they had one son, Julius A. Rousseau III, an attorney in New York City who is married to Sharon Campbell Rousseau. The couple lived in Wilkesboro until they moved to Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem a few years ago.


Judge Rousseau is survived by his wife, son and daughter-in-law, adopted grandchildren; Daniel, Jay and Stephanie Shinaman, Neal and Jackson Smith,special friends; Dr. and Mrs. Brad Shinaman and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith, sister in law; Kathryn McGrew and many loved nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Nelle Rousseau Bailey, Frances Rousseau Alspaugh and Nancy Rousseau Kern.


The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Wilkes ADAP PO Box 968 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro Memorial Fund PO Box 1145 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to the Donor’s Choice.


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Memorial Service
October 12, 2019

12:00 PM
First United Methodist Ch of North Wilkesboro
401 6th Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

October 12, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church Faith Center
401 6th Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28659


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