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Bertha Jane McNeilly Hudson, 83, of Morganton went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese.
Mrs. Hudson was born in Burke County, North Carolina on June 28, 1931 to the late Sanford and Versie Chapman McNeilly. She was married to her husband of fifty eight years, Roy Lee Hudson, who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a furniture worker with Drexel Heritage, where she retired after many years of service. Mrs. Hudson dedicated her life to the Lord and was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Connelly Springs. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours in her flower garden. Most of all, Mrs. Hudson loved her family and held a special place in her heart for animals. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Douglas Brown; and a son in law, Kenneth Hoyle.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Hoyle of Connelly Springs, Linda Brown of Glen Alpine, and Vickie Ledford and husband Rickey of Morganton; a sister, Clara Carswell and husband Nelson of Morganton; three granddaughters, Jennifer Brown, Tiffany Ledford, and Erica Ledford, all of Morganton; a step granddaughter, Katina Ledford of Trinity, NC; and her beloved dog, Scooter.
A funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Morganton. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Connelly Springs. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the Healthy at Home nursing staff, especially, Kaylee Hendley; and to all the staff at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care for all the help and support they provided during her time of need.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared with the family at