The 73-year-old was rewarded for her two decades’ service at the home by manager Carol Singleton.
Carol said: “Judy has been with us since 1996, moving from domestic staff to carer to kitchen assistant, but doing so much more for the home and our residents.
“She regularly entertains with her singing and dancing and, just last year, took part in the home’s ice bucket challenge to raise money for the residents’ fund.
“During her service she has only ever had 5 days’ sick leave – which is incredible in a 20-year career.
“We can’t thank her enough for her dedicated service and for brightening the day of our residents and staff.”
Before joining Ingleby Care Home, Judy spent 20 years working for British Gas.
The Thornaby resident now also volunteers at the Teesside Hospice every Wednesday. Hill Care Group, which operates Ingleby Care Home, is sponsoring the Hospice’s 2016 Colour Run in Stewart Park on 25th September.