Joyce Elaine Hudson


    Joyce Elaine Hudson (nee Hurley) of Steelville, Missouri was born October 21, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to William and Rhonda Blankenship Hurley and passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 9 days.


    Joyce was married on December 8, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cecil L. Hudson.
    Joyce attended the Cherryville Church of God when her health allowed. She always enjoyed crocheting, watching Jimmy Swaggart on TV and visiting with friends and neighbors.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rhonda Hurley; husband, Cecil Hudson; one daughter, Marilyn Wilson; and sisters and brother, Verna Yates, Linda Spence and Stan Hurley.
    She is survived by her four sons, Tony (Kim) Hudson of Cuba, Missouri, Terry Hudson of Cherryville, Missouri, Dave (Donna) Hudson of Clarksville, Missouri and Kenneth Hudson of Leasburg, Missouri; two daughters, Vivian Hohn of Commerce City, Colorado and Carolyn Bridges of Pevely, Missouri; sisters and brothers, Patsy Simms of Park Hills, Missouri, Roger Hurley of Overland, Missouri and Herman “Sonny” Hurley, Joette Huntley and Sharon Hurley of St. Louis, Missouri and Ronda Hurley of Arnold, Missouri; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Pastor Clifford Bridgeman and Pastor Jason Hudson officiating. Special music of “Knowing You Will Be There” was sung by Louis Hudson. Other music of “I Want to Stroll over Heaven with You” and “Lights of Home” was played.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Jason Hudson, Terry Hudson Jr., Alex Hudson, Bryan Bridges, Josh Wilson and Matt Adair.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.