Moyna May O'Riley Hudson

August 18, 1951September 5, 2019
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Moyna O'Riley Hudson, 68, of Pelham, Alabama, passed away Thursday morning, September 5, 2019. She was born in Modesto, California on August 18, 1951.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, immediately followed by A Celebration of Life for Moyna at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Interment will be at Southern Heritage Cemetery, Pelham.

Moyna graduated from Thomas Downey High School and earned her Associate Degree from Modesto Junior College. She worked at Wadsworth Publishing Company, now Cengage Learning, from 1973-1980.

Moyna's passions were her family, her faith, and baking. She is survived by her husband, Fred Hudson, to whom she was married on October 13, 1980; one son and daughter-in-law, Freddy and Andrea Hudson of New Braunfels, TX; and one brother, Marty O'Riley of San Diego, CA.


  • A Celebration of Life for Moyna Hudson Monday, September 9, 2019


Moyna May O'Riley Hudson

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Cathy Denison

September 8, 2019

Sometimes God allows you to cross paths with the "Best" of Sweet Souls..Moyna that is what you were and especially to my Son, Mike Denison and his wife, Dinah. I had the opportunity to meet you at Mike's once when you brought "Goodies" to them and of course, there were "Peanut Butter Balls" which are Mike's Favorites! How Special you were to remember others like you did! Your Precious, humble, kind and compassionate Heart brought a ray of sunshine to the Denison Home.
Dear Fred and Family, I can't begin to tell you how saddened I am to hear of Moyna's passing. My deepest sympathies, love and prayers go out to you all! You will be in my heart and thoughts as you go through these sad days.
God Bless You All,
Cathy Denison

Buddy Fletcher

September 6, 2019

My wife and I want to express love and appreciation to Moyna O'Riley and Fred Hudson and family.

We both know Moyna from when we were with Three Hots and A Cot. Moyna loved providing cakes and treats for our fundraisers and we sort of began to depend on them. Fred often delivered the sweets and I would enjoy talking and joking with him when he arrived.

I don't believe in putting friends in difficult positions, so personally, I never asked for anything but I was always thrilled when she offered to help! We always enthusiastically accepted! I knew then that everyone was going to experience the best desserts in the world, as far as I was concerned, and made with love.

My wife chatted with Moyna frequently about many different things over the years and considered her a good personal friend. My chats with her were mostly work-related.

Thank You from the bottom of our heart. May God hold the family close and bless you all as He has blessed us through her.

Jerome Simpson

September 6, 2019

I met Moyna several years ago at an event to support homeless veterans at Three Hots & A Cot. An organization I founded over 10 years ago. I have met many people over the years who were ALL TALK - Moyna was not one of them. She was the polar opposite and ALL ACTION. There are literally thousands of people who over the years have experienced happier days because of Moyna. She will be remembered and will be missed. Prayers for all her friends and family.