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Shirley (Hunter) Hudson

December 13th, 2017 | last Update: 1 year ago

Shirley (Hunter) Hudson

March 24, 1949 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 68)

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

Man that is born of woman is but of few days. Job 14:1. My days here are complete, I have fought the good fight, I have finished my race, I have kept the faith and now I prepare to claim my crown. I was born during a time when the Korean War was being fought to Burlean Douglas and Terah Hunter. My momma Burlean and step-daddy Louis Hogans raised us through tough times around the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights protests, recession, oppression and so many other obstacles that the era brought. Faith and Family sustained us.

Education was important and my early days at Shady Grove laid a foundation for me to attend and graduate Vernon High School in 1967. I was part of the Magnificent Seven students – the first students to integrate. Those were the days, so many memories. We grew into a responsible generation of hardworking men and women who overcame indifferences to be productive individuals, who would leave the world a better place.

In my life time, I have experienced great joys and pain; however, through it all, I learned to trust in Jesus. I married James Hudson and we lived, learned and loved. Dorothy Jean and Antonio Marico were the product of our union. James, you will always be my friend. Take care of yourself and stay healthy. My greatest memories are of my daughter and son, both who completed their earthly journey before me. The Bible says that children are a blessing and although my little girl’s time here was a few hours, I experienced unconditional love for the first time because of my precious Dorothy Jean. Marico’s forty-six years brought me a full array of love and happiness; he gave me my beautiful daughter-in-love Melanie, two grandchildren ZeKayla (Randy) Bailey and Airman Antonio LaQuinn (Haley) Hudson and my precious great grand-daughter Althea.

This girl who lived across Mill Creek has truly enjoyed serving the Lord at my church Mount Calvary True Holiness. I was church secretary and served in any capacity needed. Ephesians 6:7 tells us to serve wholeheartedly, as if we are serving the Lord. The old familiar song says, “Serving the Lord, will pay off after-while. Just keep working every day, whatever is right the Lord will pay”. Family and friends, I lived each day with heavenly goals.

My grands would often tell me that I kept the road hot. I must say that when it was time to vacation to see my siblings, my bags were packed and ready. Spending quality time with my sisters, brothers and family gave me pleasure. Brothers and Sisters Harvey Lee, Louis, Brenda, Emanuel (Yon Sue), Tyrone (Teresa), Sophia (Kenneth), Miranda and Earnest, I love each of you with every fiber of my being. Keep my memories in your heart and smile when you think of me. My family is truly a gift to me, as are my extended relatives, nieces, nephews, church family, neighbors and acquaintances.

So, as tomorrow begins without me and I am not there to see. When the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me. This illness did not win, I have victory in Jesus. Remember that I am free, Praise the Lord, I am Free. I am no longer bound, no more pain holding me. My soul is resting.

Love you all,

Psalm 40: 1-8 (My Favorite Scripture)
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mt. Calvary True Holiness Church, Inc. or Covenant Hospice through this website.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Covenant Hospice
4215 Kelson Ave E, Marianna FL 32446
Tel: 1-850-482-8520

Mt. Calvary True Holiness Church, Inc.
1216 Arkansas Avenue, Lynn Haven FL 32444


December 15, 2017
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
1220 Church Ave
Chipley, FL 32428


December 16, 2017
11:00 AM
St. Luke A.M.E. Church
4009 Jackson Community Road
Vernon, Florida 32462



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