The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Lula Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, located on Georgia Hwy 26 West in Oglethorpe, Georgia. Elder James Lyles, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Bernistine Mae Thomas Hudson was born April 5, 1944 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Albert Thomas and Carrie Bell Tookes Thomas. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County and was a 1966 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School, Montezuma, Georgia. In 1966, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Eddie C. Hudson Sr. To this union 4 children were born. She also loved and mothered two daughters. In 1982, she joined the Christian Believers at Lula Chapel Primitive Baptists Church where she was a faithful and dedicated member throughout her life. Benistine was employed as a seamstress for many years. She loved to sing. She preceded in death by four siblings Henry D Thomas, Louise Thomas Fulks, Willie Gene Thomas, Enoch Elijah Thomas.
Survivors include her children, Clifford Bernard Hudson (Wanda) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Kenneth Jerome Hudson (Bianca) of Perry, Georgia, Eddie C Hudson, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Syretta Denise Hudson of Montezuma, Georgia, Willie Mae Hudson Smith (Minister Jack Smith) of Kathleen, Georgia, and Deborah Miller Atwaters of Stone Mountain, Georgia; grandchildren, Arthuro Jevon Boykins of Stone Mountain Georgia, Adrian Kimberly Williams of Hinesville, Georgia, Deontae Jeremiah Hudson of Montezuma, Georgia, Joshua Hudson of Kathleen, Georgia, Miah LeAnn Hudson of Montezuma, Georgia, Jordan DeKense Hudson of Perry, Georgia, and Camiyah Hudson of Perry, Georgia; siblings, Eddie Will Thomas, Sr. (Annie Claude) of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Geneva Welbon of Haywood California, Amour Jean Smith (Thurman Smith, Sr.) of Duxbury, Massachusetts, Evelyn Thomas of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Annie B Fagan of Greenville, California, Shirley Brown of Macon, Georgia, and Virginia McKenzie of Lagrange, Georgia; aunts, Ida Mae Tookes of Atlanta Georgia; sister-in-law, Mary Hudson of Ellaville, Georgia; brothers-in-law, John Lewis Hudson, Emmitt Lawson, and Stanley Rogers, all of Ellaville, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including several devoted friends Vernita West, Sarah Tookes and Ernestine Sanders.
- Katie Mangham(Friday, September 13 13 01:17 pm EDT)
Your entire famlily has my deepest sympathy. May the Holy Spririt comfort and strengthen each of you at this diffficult time. Remember God is with you now and forever.
- DEMETRIUS (TONY) SMITH(Thursday, September 12 13 09:36 am EDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mrs. Hudson was really a nice and caring woman.
- SCOTTIE HILL(Wednesday, September 11 13 09:19 pm EDT)
Your Family Is In My thoughts and prayers.
- Alexander Perkins(Tuesday, September 10 13 05:28 pm EDT)
My Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family.
- Yvonne Smith(Monday, September 09 13 05:31 pm EDT)
I became friends with Bernice in 1974, we lost touch after a while and in 2010 we found each other again, I thank God for that because I could never get her off my mind. I loved her dearly. To Nise, Bernard, Junior. and Ken take care of each other I love you'll.
- Deborah Atwater(Saturday, September 07 13 11:28 pm EDT)
Thank you for loving me and my son as one of your very own. We appreciate everything that you did for us throughout the years and you will be truly missed.
- Maninzo Byse ( Minnie Byse ) son(Saturday, September 07 13 12:48 pm EDT)
From The BYSE Family To the Thomas and Hudson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God Bless and keep you all.She in a better place.
- Ms Daisy(Saturday, September 07 13 07:55 am EDT)
To the Thomas and Hudson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God Bless and keep you all. Be Blessed. Ms Daisy, Hampton, VA
- LARRY D. (BETTIE)P. HARVEY(Saturday, September 07 13 03:55 am EDT)
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. ANOTHER SOLIDER HAS GONE HOME, SHE WAS SO SWEET SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. ALL OUR LOVE TO THE HUDSON FAMILY.
- Becky Harris-Davis(Friday, September 06 13 11:44 pm EDT)
May God comfort you all during this time, may he keep you wrapped in his powerful holy hands, may the love your mother shared bring joy to your heart, whenever you think you of your mom may your heart smile, stay encourage and uplifted
- Jerry Hudson (Mr.Boo)(Friday, September 06 13 01:05 am EDT)
Auntie,all I can think about is good memories and plenty of cheer...You have touch so manys hearts including my own..(R.I.P Auntie Love You)
- JERRY D.HAUGABOOK & FAMILY(Thursday, September 05 13 07:45 pm EDT)
Revelation 21:4 - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
To the family keep your heads up and know that god is with you.
- Julia Laster Sims(Thursday, September 05 13 07:00 pm EDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a joy to work with at Manhattan Shirt Company in Americus.