Irma Hudgins

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mrs. Irma B. Hudgins, of Stonewall Street, Franklin, Va., a beloved wife, devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend, peacefully passed away in her home on Thursday, May 21, 2009. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her. The celebration in Heaven is tremendous as she is welcomed by those who journeyed home before her: her parents, Bryon and Esie Boone; sister, Jossie Bea Revell; and brothers, Raymond, Marshall, Winfred, Haywood and Herman Boone.
Irma taught in the city of Franklin Public Schools for 39 years before retiring in 1987. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, the Cosmonette Club, and served on the Beautification Committee for the city of Franklin.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Charles Allen Hudgins; loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, Candice and William Payne; loving sister, Virgie Mae Cherry, of Suffolk, Va.; devoted granddaughter, Nayyir Payne, and step-grandson, William Payne Jr., all of Richmond, Va.; five sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.
Many extended family and friends include her devoted nieces, cousins and friends: Brenda Holland, Doretha Johnson and husband Donald, and Marvia Goode, all of Suffolk, Va.; Mae Hunt and Roger Watson, of Franklin, Va.; Nancy Sandidge, of Franklin, Va.; Dot Rawls and Michael Bailey, both of Suffolk, Va.
Special thanks to her devoted caregivers: Evelyn Goodwyn, Cynita “Blue” Bailey, Constance Ford, Rosalee Johnson and Dorothy Maynard. Also to the hospice staff at Home Health Care Services.
A funeral service will be on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 1 p.m., at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 6128 Holy Neck Road, Suffolk, Va., with the pastor, the Rev. Joseph Goode, delivering the message. Interment will be in the church cemetery. On the day of the service, Mrs. Hudgins’ remains will be placed in the church for viewing by 11:30 a.m. A traditional service with dignity will be conducted by Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 224 S. Main St., Franklin, Va. Please share a condolence with the family at

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