Sister Evelyn Hudson ~ Life Reflection
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Sunrise: July 13, 1948 Sunset: January 29, 2021
July 13, 1948 was a beautiful sunny day in Shelton Georgia when our Lord and Savior brought Evelyn Smalls into the world. God saw fit for Enoch and Lessie Mae Smalls to be the earthly parents for Evelyn where she would join a family of sisters and a brother. Early years were spent in the south surrounded by family, friends
and a love of God. Evelyn enjoyed many of the gifts from her mother Lessie Mae to fill the home with love and to use her talents of creativity to provide comfort for her family.
After the passing of her mother, Evelyn came to New York at a young age. She lived with loving family members and settled into Westchester County. She completed her studies at Westchester Business Institute which prepared her for a long twenty-year career at IBM in Armonk. At the height of her career she was the operational partner to the chairman of the board.
While living in Greenburgh, she met and married the love of her life, Gerald David Hudson Sr. Their union of 52 years produced many fruits, greatest of which are two children: Trina Denise Hudson-Maynes (James) and Gerald David Hudson Jr. (Jennifer). She prided herself on her role as a beloved Granny to her five grandchildren: Elijah Jordan Maynes, Tyler James Maynes, Myles Gerald-Patrick Maynes, Samantha Grace Hudson and Victoria Rose Hudson.
Evelyn was a dedicated Godly Mother, Sister, Aunt, Business Woman, Entrepreneur, Community Supporter, Traveler and Faithful Member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served as a dutiful member of the missionary ministry. She championed education and hard work.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory her sisters: Carolyn Smalls, Mae Hayward and Brenda Ann Wiltshire (David), brother: Robert Gibbs (Patricia) and sister-in-law Barbara Craig. Brother-in-law’s James Hudson, Verlin Finger Jr, Charles Finger and Ronnie Finger. Siblings Alethia Gilham and Enoch Earl Smalls Jr have already gone to be with the Lord.
She leaves behind beloved Aunts: Nanette Flowers, Barbara James (Charles) and Rebecca James (Frank) and a loving family of Cousins, Nieces and Nephews who she had special relationships with.
As a beloved friend and surrogate “MomHudson” figure to many, we will miss many aspects of her personality. She expressed love generously, was incredibly determined, and strong. Her grace, warmth and kindness ran deep. She left an indelible mark in every life that she met.
We will miss her deeply, but we know that love is eternal.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Evelyn Hudson entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Hudson family during their time of bereavement.
ALL Services & Burial are PRIVATE, by explicit invitation only, due to the church's limitations/restrictions during this COVID pandemic. Please still leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, & SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing a guest book.
The family kindly requests NO flowers. In LIEU of flowers, a contribution may be made In Memory Of Evelyn Hudson to White Plains Hospital (may also be done through donation tab/link here in website at the bottom of this page); and/or to New York Presbyterian, to the Lung Transplant Project Fund: https://medicine.givenow.columbia.edu/?alloc=21920# ; and/or you may choose to plant a tree in her name/memory/honor as another lasting tribute. If flowers are sent despite the family's request, they may be delivered either on Saturday Feb. 6th, 2021 by/before 11:00am to Lee's Funeral Home, or Sat. Feb. 6th by/before 11:45am, latest, to Bethel Baptist Church. The Family Thanks You!