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Monday, 06 July 2020 18:19

William A. Hudson

William A. Hudson, age 79, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 5, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Columbia, NC, he was the son of the late Arvin Washington and Winifred Swain Hudson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Rufus Hudson. Bill’s early working years were in construction. He worked on many large projects all over Virginia including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. In 1963, Bill joined the Virginia State Police as a State Trooper and was stationed in Fredericksburg, VA when President Kennedy was assassinated. He transferred to Brunswick County in 1967 and became an active and well-respected member of the community. In December of 1971, Bill began employment with Parker Oil Company, Inc. as General Manager and retired in 2009. Bill was a man of many loves and talents, including gardening, wood-working, and visiting the beach, but above all else was a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly Rose Hudson; daughters, Leslie Hudson Daniel (Jeffries) and Shelly Hudson-Baker (Reggie); grandchildren, Miles Jason Brockwell and Beverly Jordan Baker; a sister, Sandra Hudson Nixon, as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, VA. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Massey Cancer Center, P.O. 843042, Richmond, VA 23284.
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  • Comment Link Laura Dixon Saturday, 11 July 2020 11:30 posted by Laura Dixon

    Dear Beverly and family
    I was so sorry to get an email from Skip Matthews (class mate of 1958 at Perquimans H.S.) saying Billy had passed away. His health must have declined a lot since our last class reunion here in Hertford. It was good that you two attended and will always treasure that last reunion with him. Billy was a joy to have as a class mate. Everyone liked him! We didn't have a class reunion this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We'll miss him especially if/when we have another class reunion. I'm sorry for the sadness and sorrow you're going through at this time. I KNOW exactly what you're going through. In time,happy memories will take care of all this sadness but it won't happen overnight. Thinking of you all! Laura Elliott Dixon-1958 Class mate

  • Comment Link Betty Brown Thursday, 09 July 2020 22:11 posted by Betty Brown

    Sending love and heartfelt prayers to Beverly and all of Billy’s loved ones.
    May all the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Comment Link Matt Johnson Wednesday, 08 July 2020 18:32 posted by Matt Johnson

    Leslie and family, so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Although it's been many years since I met Bill, I still remember how talented he was with wood working. Stay strong and cherish the memories.

    Matt Johnson and family.

  • Comment Link Kris Miuccio Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:26 posted by Kris Miuccio

    Shelly, there are not words good enough to express how sorry I am for the loss of your dad. I know how special he was. He was my 2nd dad for so many years while we were in college and starting our independent lives after we graduated. Every time he visited us at school or I went home with you for the weekend, he was always so happy, so sweet...his smile would light up the room. I remember he would always take us out to eat...and not just to any restaurant - he would take us to the Angus Barn! Always the best for his girls he would say. You couldn't help but love him...the big teddy bear. I know how much he meant to close you two were. I wish there were something I could say to make this any easier for you. I know I can't. So please just know that I am here for you whenever you need me. Call me anytime - if you need to talk or cry or just talk about him. Any day, any time. I love you, Shelly, Please give your mom a big, long hug for me. Tell her that I love her, too. The love she and your dad had together was so special. They were both so lucky to have each other. I am praying for you and your mom and sister...for any kind of peace you can find through this time. Please remember I'm here for you.

  • Comment Link Matthew Browder Wednesday, 08 July 2020 07:41 posted by Matthew Browder

    Bill was like family to me. What an endearing and pleasant person. Always tried to find the best in people. I will always remember the time he persuaded Shelly and I to take a ride in his restored MGB convertible when I was sixteen. I did not know how to drive a manual. He said, “You’re a country boy aren’t you? You drive tractors. You’ll figure it out.” Who does that? Trusts his classic car and his daughter with a sixteen year old kid.

  • Comment Link Patsy Miller Tuesday, 07 July 2020 20:48 posted by Patsy Miller

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bill. Praying you will feel God’s arms around you.

  • Comment Link Michael Adkins Tuesday, 07 July 2020 19:47 posted by Michael Adkins

    Thoughts and Prayers to Bev, and family. Bill was a true friend, and had many great memories over the years. He will be missed. Mike, Vern and Barbara Adkins

  • Comment Link Elizabeth Burns Tuesday, 07 July 2020 13:20 posted by Elizabeth Burns

    My Deepest Sympathy for the Hudson Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength to endure the loss of husband, father, and grandfather.

  • Comment Link Mollie and Faye Tuesday, 07 July 2020 11:49 posted by Mollie and Faye

    Sandra Nixon and Families,
    Wendy and Jamie
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow of the loss of your Loved one.
    Mollie Belch and Faye Bunch

  • Comment Link Sharon P Johnson Tuesday, 07 July 2020 11:40 posted by Sharon P Johnson

    Prayers of peace for the Hudson family. Bill was a great friend of our family & we enjoyed many laughs & adventures with Bill & Bev. Here for anything at all the family may need.