Helen Louise Hudson
Helen Louise Hudson departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, comforted by her loving family. She was born September 27, 1931 in Albemarle County, the daughter of the late Robert Jordan and Maybelle Brown-Jordan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved sisters: Virginia Randolph, Dorothy Rush and Helen Scott; and her brothers: Robert and John Jordan.
Helen married James Hudson (deceased). They shared a special bond that lasted over 60 years. Out of that union, they were blessed with eight children and one step-daughter: Elaine Carter (Bill), Larry Hudson (Phyllis), Vernice Turner (Dennis), Vernelle Caldwell (Carlton), Desmond Hudson (deceased), Darnell Hudson (deceased), David Hudson, Daniel Hudson and Valerie Price.
She attended Albemarle County Schools and was an Honor Graduate of Esmont High School and became a member of New Hope Baptist Church at a very young age. There she would serve in many different roles as an Usher, Sunday School Teacher, choir member, and Deaconess. The New Hope Baptist Church family held a special place in her heart. She was passionate about serving the Lord and would often remind herself and others of Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Simply stated by Helen, “only what you do for Christ will last.”
Helen worked for thirty-five years at Comdial in Charlottesville. She then went on to work at Martha Jefferson Hospital for a few years in food services. She also served as a hospice care giver and became certified as an EMT for the emergency ambulance core. Her final position was working in the after school program at Benjamin Franklin Yancey Elementary School.
Helen was a compassionate and caring person. Her devotion to family and friends demonstrated her love for Christ. She had a remarkable ability, even as she aged, to refer or quote scriptures whenever she needed to encourage, or inspire family and friends to always “Trust God and be Led by the Holy Spirit.”
She loved family time with her grandchildren and would relish the opportunity to spend time with them. “Grandma” as she was so lovingly referred by all her grandchildren was the Matriarch of our family. She leaves to cherish her memory eleven grandchildren: Tasha Hudson, Lamar Caldwell, Rhonda Hudson, Kristian Chapman, Lamar Williams, Marcell Turner, Tanesha Hudson, Ashley Harris, Patrick Caldwell, Shannon Price, Marcus Johnson and a host of great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law: Rosa Hudson of Charlottesville; and a number of other extended family members.
A private family graveside service was held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery where she was laid to rest with her husband, James.
A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life will be held at a later date once restrictions for the COVID-19 epidemic are lifted and it is safe gather.
Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home is serving the Hudson family. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this? John 11: 25-26.
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