Jody Winston Hudson

September 27, 1973April 28, 2014
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Jody Winston Hudson, 40, died on April 28. He was a devoted son and brother who reached out to all in need. While homebound most of the time the last few years, it didn't stop him from showing his love and care by calling frequently to check up on those in his life. He loved his Tarheels dearly and watched every football and basketball game he could. With equally as much passion, he despised “Dook”. He loved his nieces and nephews and was sure to call them for their birthdays, check to see how they played after they finished their basketball and soccer games, and make a point of visiting them when they were in town over at his mom and dad's. Jody was born on September 27, 1973. He graduated from West Iredell High School in 1991. He was a member of Yadkin Baptist Church and he worked at Purina until the decline in his health would no longer allow him to work. He loved his cat, Trey, who was his constant companion at home. Jody is survived by his dad and mom, Edgar and Betty Jean Hudson of Statesville, NC, his maternal grandmother, Ruby Whitley of Rockingham, NC, brother Eddie and wife Neena of Fort Mill, SC, brother Ricky and his partner Jeremy Needham of Charlotte, NC, and the following nephews and nieces: Mitch Hudson and wife Mandy of Clover, SC, Mindy Hudson of Clover, SC, Megan Hudson of Fort Mill, SC, Maisie Cahill and husband Joe of Charleston, SC, Luke Hudson of Charlotte, NC and Rudy Hudson of Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of Yadkin Baptist Church from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 1, 2014. The funeral service will follow in the sanctuary of Yadkin Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Tony E. Bunton and Rev. J. B. Parker officiating. Burial will be held at Iredell Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yadkin Baptist Church 2980 Wilkesboro Hwy. Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hudson family.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 1, 2014

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May 3, 2014

Rickey, we were sad to hear of the passing of you bother. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Peace of God.
Keith & Lisa Eidson

Teresa Blackwelder

May 2, 2014

Dear Rick and Eddie,
I was sorry to hear about your brother. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Teresa Blackwelder

Susan Roof

May 2, 2014

Eddie and Rick, so sorry to hear about your brother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Betty and Terry Bentley

May 1, 2014

Dear Edgar and Jean We send our sympathy and prayers to your family.during high school Jody and our son,Michael Eckard,were good friends and Jody was always a pleasure at our home

Barbara and Jacob

May 1, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Ruth Harris

May 1, 2014

Edgar and Jean,my heat goes out to you both and the family,God bless you Remember no how hard it is GOD is always there for you all

Sherry Coyle

May 1, 2014

To Edgar Gene, Eddie and Ricky through all this pain and sorrow please know I Love You all so very much. I am blessed to be apart of this family. Im here for you all.

Tammy Reavis

May 1, 2014

Ricky and Family...
I am so sorry to hear of Jody's passing. I pray that God will grant you all peace, comfort and love during this difficult time. May you feel his presence! Please know that I will be lifting you all up in prayer.
In his love,
Tammy Henderson Reavis

Gerald Peacock

May 1, 2014

Jean and Edgar,
I'm so sorry about Jody's passing. I know when your boys were young Debbie and I visited you several times when you lived on Hickory Highway. You worked with my mother, Josephine, at Beaunit Mills. I have talked with Jody several times over the years and he told me he had become ill, but he always had that nice smile, and was always a pleasure to talk to. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gerald & Debbie Peacock (Statesville,N.C.)

May 1, 2014

My heart is broken about the loss of Jody!I will always carry him in my heart for the rest of my days! Jean and Edgar I simply heartbroken for your loss and I can not imagine the pain you feel.Please know that I love his family and I will keep you all in my prayers!