January 23, 1925 – September 22, 2019
Maggie "Billie" Forbes Hudson, 94, of Martinsville, died Sunday, September 22, 2019, after a long illness. She was born in Patrick County on January 23, 1925 to John Arthur Forbes and Kitty Sue Turner Forbes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Carl Anders Hudson and her brothers Rezinald Vaughn, Charles Vaughn, Johnnie A. Forbes, and Linburgh Forbes. "Billie" worked at DuPont, Sales Knitting, Cooper and Ratcliff Grocery Store, Sears, and Kmart. She enjoyed her family, travel, gardening, and reading. She enjoyed attending Sunday School and church services at Fontaine Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Regina and husband Lawrence Rackow of Roanoke, son Roger and wife Vicki Hudson of Ridgeway, and four grandchildren; Samantha Rackow (Lance Hale), Amber Batten, Sabrina Earle (Chris), and Carl W. Hudson, along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends at the Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett at 1PM Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The funeral service will follow at 2PM. A graveside service will then be held at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fontaine Baptist Church.
- Visitation at Collins Funeral Home Wednesday, September 25, 2019
- Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home Wednesday, September 25, 2019
October 2, 2019
I just recently found out about the passing of Mrs. Hudson. She was someone that I always looked up to and admired.
My condolences to the family.
September 24, 2019
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you, I will always remember her quick Witt, lovely garden and the hospitality she shared (especially the homemade biscuits and ham dinner she made for us on one of our visits).
She will be missed.