Randolph Hudgins Sr.

Published 10:45 pm Saturday, June 2, 2012

Randolph Hudgins Sr.

May 30, 2012

Randolph Hudgins Sr., 66, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Richmond at McGuire Veterans Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1946, to the late Peter and Mollie Hudgins.

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He graduated from Booker T. Washington and played on the basketball team. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He moved to New Jersey, where he worked as an ICC Electrical Inspector for New Jersey Transit for 14 years.

Mr. Hudgins is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Audrey D. Hudgins; daughters, Monica Black (Harvey), Tanya Scott; son Randolph “Randy” Hudgins Jr.; adopted children, Yulonda Cheeks, Aisha Perry (Anthony) and Robert Hudgins; grandchildren, Tiana, Brandon and Trivon; one great grandchild and “his baby,” Jordan Deloatch; one sister, Jeanette Wooden; one brother, Peter Hudgins Jr.; brothers-in-law William Goodman, Herbert Tenzy Cheeks Jr. (Eva Jean), Lennon Bryant (Gerald), Tony Majette (Myrenia) and Lawrence Larson (Debora); and many caring nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly.

Mr. Hudgins was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Hudgins, and two sisters, Dorothy Ruffin and Evelyn Goodman.

We all will truly miss his smile and kindness that he showed to all of us. He will be embedded in our hearts forever.

Visitation will take place from noon until 6 p.m., and the family will receive guest between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m., at T.E. Cooke- Overton Funeral Home Inc. on Sunday. A funeral will take place at the National Guard Armory on Godwin Boulevard in Suffolk on Monday at 11 a.m., and he will be laid to rest with military honors at Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery immediately afterward.