Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jessna Simpson Hudson, 91

WILMINGTON — Jessna Simpson Hudson, 91, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

She was born January 28, 1932, in Beulaville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Simpson and Letitia Jones Simpson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, of 63 years, Lloyd George Hudson; two brothers, Eldon Simpson and Ottis Simpson; four sisters, Helen Brown, Minnie Edwards, Norma Smith and Bertha Simpson.

Jessna is survived by sons, Keith Lloyd Hudson (Susan) of Chesapeake, VA, Brad Ward Hudson (Loren) of Rincon, GA; a daughter, Amy Hudson Wolfe (Jeff) of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Dustin Hudson, Miranda Hudson Proudfoot, Ashley Howerin, Kelsey Brindamour, Shae Hudson, Christian Wolfe and Lindsey Cruz; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ricky Simpson and a sister, Pansy Shelpley.

She was very proud of all her family and was very much loved by them. She had such a sweet soul and was always doing for others. A very important part of Jessna’s life was going to church, singing in the choir and having a strong relationship with Jesus Christ! She lived a very full life as a faithful servant and a Godly role model for us all.

She grew up on a farm and loved her home very much. After graduating from high school, she moved to Washington, DC, where she met her husband, Lloyd, and worked for the US Army as an administrative Assistant. She worked for several years until they started a family. Later, due to Lloyd’s job, they lived in Charleston, Virginia Beach and retired to Wilmington in 1994.

Over the years, Jessna was a devoted wife, and mother and was very involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives. She loved to watch their sporting events and other activities. Jessna loved to play tennis, golf and watching the UNC Tarheels basketball team play. She was a basketball player in her youth and once scored 40 points In one game her senior years. She loved to play Rummikub, Sequence and listening to music. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

A special thanks to Gloria Fullwood, Debbie Huston and Suzanne Marney for all the love and care you gave Jessna. She was so blessed by their friendships.

The family will receive visitors from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2023, at Andrews Valley Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, at Andrews Valley Chapel with Rev. Curtis Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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