David Clayton & Sons

200 W Center ST, Duncanville, TX


Mrs. Melissa S. Hudman

January 19, 1951June 26, 2020

Melissa Simonton Hudman was born on January 19, 1951 and went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2020. She was preceded in death her parents Roy and Frances Borders, her 1st husband Steve Simonton, son John Simonton and Sister Melanie Hoskins. She is survived by her husband Richard Hudman, son Jason Simonton and his wife Julie Simonton, Grandchildren Jay Simonton, Connor Simonton, Nathan Simonton, Kaylee Simonton, Brianna Simonton, Griffin Simonton, Colten Simonton, Stephanie Rector and Mary Bush. Melissa was a member of Loyal and Caddo MIlls Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron of Loyal Chapter and as Deputy Grand Matron, District Deputy Grand Matron, Board of Examiners, Grand Secretary Pro Tem, and Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Unfinished Business Committee of the General Grand Chapter. She was also a Life Member of the Dallas Safari Club. Visitation will be at Laurel Land Funeral home June Monday June 29th from 4:00 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill on Tuesday June 30th at 2:00 PM and laid to rest at Little Bethel Cemetery Duncanville following the services. Mask and social distancing will be required.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Mrs. Melissa S. Hudman

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Karen Aguilar

June 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prays for peace and strength in these difficult times. Richard, I know Melissa will be with you in spirit on that next big bear hunt. You go get em for her! Take care and peace be with you.

Carolyn Oreschnigg

June 29, 2020

Forever loved✝️💜

Carolyn Oreschnigg, PM
Adah Chapter #49
San Antonio, Texas

Rebecca Ray

June 29, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how difficult this time is on you and your family. May you find peace and solace in this time of need.

Konnie Harrell

June 29, 2020

Melissa and I became friends when she helped out here at the Grand Chapter Office. I was also one of her "girls". She had such a beautiful voice and let me be the Grand Soloist District 3 in her year. We had a lot of fun together and I will always be thankful for getting to be a Grand Soloist. She will truly be missed; she was a fun and sweet person.

Cindy Lucas

June 29, 2020

Words cant even begin to convey the sadness we all feel. Your beautiful voice compared only to your love and devotion for your family. You served our order with beauty and grace and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity given me . Until we can all be together again i know you are truly singing with the angels .

Michele Bates

June 28, 2020

I am a coworker out of the NYC office. Melissa was a wonderful person. We used to travel together for work and during those times she shared her love of singing, family pics, and the occasional story that would make us belly laugh. She was a tough cookie and challenged us to be better. I learned a lot from her. She will be missed. Many blessings to the family 💕

Pam Dean

June 28, 2020

My sweet friend! How you will be missed. The memories we shared and the honors you bestowed upon me will forever be in my beautiful memory book. Until we meet again.. Hugs to all the family.

Ermine Dieckman

June 28, 2020

Our sweet WGM was a beautiful lady and an inspiring leader. We will miss her deeply.

Ermine Dieckman
OES member Franklin, Texas

Jewell Horne

June 28, 2020

Melissa’s lovely voice will be missed as we bid a tearful goodbye to our gracious Past Grand Matron.

Marlene Scholari

June 28, 2020

To my dearest friend , her husband Richard and Family.
Words can not describe what you meant to me. I was blessed by having you as my friend and a sister of the Order. I will never forget what you did for me. I will miss you from now and until we meet again in heaven. Richard and Family prayers.
Love you.
Marlene Scholari