Charles Allen Hudson, 74, was born on March 20, 1946, in Montgomery, Alabama, and passed peacefully in his sleep at the VA Hospice and went to his Eternal Heavenly Home on August 29, 2020, after a battle with lung cancer and COPD. Charles was a 50+ year resident of the New Orleans area and a member of White Dove Fellowship in Harvey.
Charles was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin Allen and Katherine Armstrong Gardner from Gulfport, Mississippi, and Benjamin Wallace and Nora Spivey Hudson from Brinkley, Arkansas; his parents, Charles Talbot Hudson from Friendswood, Texas, and Gladys Gardner Hudson from Montgomery, Alabama; his aunts, Delia Hudson Marshall and Josephine Hudson Duren from Brinkley, Arkansas; an uncle, Allen Alvin Gardner, Jr. from Asheville, North Carolina; a daughter, Edwina Sandifer from Perry, Georgia; and cousins Stephen Marshall from Alexandria, Louisiana and Alvin Allen Gardner, III from Ashland, Virginia.
He is survived by former wife Marie Elfer Hudson; estranged daughter Sherry Hudson Jacob and her children from Mandeville; grandchildren Crystal Marie Sandifer from St. Petersburg, Florida, Shawn Sandifer Bembry from Perry, Georgia, unknown number and names from Mandeville; his sister, Karen Hudson Carpenter (Ken); nephew Russell Adam Carpenter (Kathleen Morrow) and great nephew Kai Carpenter from Reston, Virginia; nephews Philip Craig Carpenter, from Nurnberg, Germany, and Jeffrey Chase Carpenter, from Atlanta, Georgia; his aunt Ann Hudson French from Brinkley, Arkansas; cousins Ron French and Clayton French from Brinkley, Arkansas, Dena Kay French from Rancho Cucamonga, California, Dearing Gardner Gaddy from Ashland, Virginia, Bea Gardner Mattice (Pete) from Fletcher, North Carolina, and Samuel Hay Gardner from Princeton, West Virginia; and several first cousins once removed including Martha Gardner from Gulf Breeze, Florida.
A green graveside service will be held in Louisiana Remembers at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana, on Saturday afternoon, September 5. Reach out to his sister if planning to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charles’s name to White Dove Fellowship, Harvey, Louisiana. To offer condolences, please visit http://www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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