OBITUARY

Edna Lucille Hudgins

October 8, 1927May 11, 2018
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Edna Lucille Hudgins, 90, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, May 11, 2018. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church where she served as a mentor for the Junior Memory Work Tournament during the 1960's. Edna retired from Belk Department Store and was also very active in our community, serving as a Gray Lady at the hospital and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose (New Bern Lodge) She is lovingly survived by her three children, Lt. Col. (RET) Douglas N. Jones (Michelle) of San Antonio, Texas, John Wilson Jones (Rebecca) of Kitty Hawk, and Jettie Jones Pelletier (Gerald) of Trent Woods; grandchildren, Christopher Jones (Maura), Amanda Jones, Ashley Payne, Wendy Kauffman (Andy), Rob Mallard (Jaime), Chad Jones, and Ethan Jones; great grandchildren, Emma and Charlie Jones, Kendyl Fontenot, Hannah, Chandler, Carter and Everleigh Payne, Isac Kauffman, Presley Lucille Mallard and Caleb Jones. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 14th at First Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Dr. Richard Seagle officiating. She will be laid to rest at Greenleaf Memorial Park. For those considering memorial contributions, the family suggests they be made in Edna's name to the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018
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Edna Lucille Hudgins

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Teresa Thomas

May 13, 2018

Jettie, I am very sorry to read of your Mother's passing. While I am aware that she has left to return to our God, we do & will mourn deeply. I wish I could tell you that you will quickly feel better, that's not true.....this grief will not go away. You are going to feel better but then that huge wave of grief hits in your face & you are inconsolable. With time, prayer and love from God & others, you will return to joy again. It's been five years since my Mom died and 19 since Daddy died and I cope well but it's always there. I promise that our Lord has promised to never leave you and He won't. Know that you are being lifted up to God for Him, to heal you. Know that His love will heal you. We all grieve, just not all the same way so just do it, without worrying about what someone else thinks. Please give Robbie my love & condolences. God bless as you walk this journey. Teresa L. Thomas

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