Bethel Hudson

September 15, 1938March 28, 2021

Bethel Illene Evette Hudson, 82, left her earthly home and met her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Bethel was born on September 15, 1938, in Easley, SC, daughter of the late Bruce and Marie Hayes Evette. A native of Pickens County, Bethel remained a true Pickens resident throughout her entire life. After marriage, Bethel and her late husband, Charles Edward Hudson, built a beautiful home and family in Pickens, never relocating. She had a close relationship with her husband of 61 years, whenever you saw one the other was nearby. In her spare time, Bethel enjoyed bird watching, listening to Gospel music and watching her rose bushes bloom. The most important aspect of Bethel's life was loving and supporting her family. Bethel gave her life to Christ at Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member with her daughter Lisa.

Bethel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her three children, Eddie Hudson (Tina), Patrick Hudson (Kay) and Lisa Stewart (Brian). She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, four grandchildren, Rebecca Shook (Jonathan), Brent Hudson (Danae), Rachelle Hudson, and Hannah Hudson (fiancé Matthew), and four great-grandchildren, Jacob Shook, Cooper Shook, Logan Hudson, and Kennedy Hudson. Upon her arrival in heaven, Bethel was greeted by her two grandchildren, Kelli Hudson and October Hudson, her three siblings, Jesse Evatte, twin sister Ethel Smith and sister Ruby Smith, and one great-grandchild.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Bethel's caregivers, Carla Luciano and her daughter Christina Turner, Tammy Ferguson and Lana Campbell, for their wonderful care and love.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel at 2:15 p.m. with the Reverend Barry Pace officiating. Committal services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 602, Pickens, SC 29671.

The family will be at the home.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021


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Robin Jones

April 1, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Bethel's passing away, Charles & Bethel were such a sweet couple & always holding hands. You dont see that a lot when a couple has been married for a long time. My grandma, Lizzie Mae Evette Dorr, was a sister to Bruce Evette. She said that Bruce's & her mother, Hattie Susan Byars Evette, was the person who named Bethel & Ethel. I dont know if she named Jesse & Ruby or not. However, she had 2 babies to die & they were named Jesse & Ruby. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Tammy Ferguson

March 29, 2021

Dear family,

I pray for peace , strength, and grace as you mourn Bethel. It was an honor to care for her for the last year. We had some good times that I will treasure forever. She was a very special lady who loved all of you!!!