Barbara Ann Duke Hudson
Wrens, GA – Barbara Ann Duke Hudson, 81, loving wife to Robert “Bob” Hudson, entered into her eternal rest Wednesday evening, November 16, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 P.M. Friday afternoon, November 25, 2016 with Pastor Chad Watkins officiating.
One of five children born to the late Buren E. and Emmie Berryhill Duke, Bobbie was born and passed in Wrens GA. In the years between those two events, Bobbie lived in Charleston SC, Louisville KY, Paducah KY, Evansville IN, New Lenox IL, Spring and Jersey Village TX.
After graduating from Rivers High School in Charleston SC, Bobbie was employed in Charleston when she met Bob Hudson at Hampton Park Baptist Church. Once Bob completed his Air Force career, Bobbie and Bob were married in the church where they met. Once married, they gathered up their belongings to begin life together in Louisville KY, where Bob attended the University of Louisville and Bobbie worked at the Board of Education. After Bob graduated college, he accepted a position with Texaco at which time Bobbie gave up her career to start a family. Their son Dean was born in Louisville KY with James being born five years later in Evansville IN. With Bob working at Texaco, there were numerous moves to different states for the Hudson family. In each state, Bobbie and Bob made lifelong friends. Bobbie was the consummate letter writer, who wrote weekly with some of her pen pals. She truly enjoyed keeping in contact with her many friends. After retirement and moving to Wrens, she served her Lord and Savior as a member of Wrens United Methodist Church where she was involved in Sunday School and the Ladies Club until her health prevented her from attending. Bobbie was a devoted helpful wife and loving mother as well as a kind, caring and transparent friend.
Bobbie is also preceded in death by all five of her siblings, Minnie Lee Brown, Evelyn B. Evans, Buren E. Duke Jr., and John L. Duke. Other survivors include her two sons, R. Dean Hudson (Rachel) and James D. Hudson (Jody); six grandchildren, Blake Hudson, Tanner Hudson (Jennifer), Deaven Hudson, Kent Hudson—all of Illinois—Ryan Hudson and Kendall Hudson—both of Minnesota; a great granddaughter, Ellie Hudson; many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Final Form of Love
By: Reinholdl Niebuhr
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime.
Therefore, we are saved by HOPE.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense
in any immediate context of history.
Therefore, we are saved by FAITH.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by LOVE.
No virtuous act is quiet as virtuous from the standpoint of our
friend or foe as from our own.
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of Love,
which is FORGIVENESS.