POQUOSON - June Hope (Ward) Hudson, age 78, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 12, 2016 after a battle with Leukemia. She was surrounded by her family. A native of Portsmouth, VA, June also resided in Suffolk and Fairfax, and was a Poquoson resident for the last 37 years. She was a graduate of Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA and earned her BA degree in Music from Blue Mountain University in Mississippi. June was a very talented musician, and she used that talent to bring joy to others. She taught piano to hundreds of students of all ages over a 45 year span, and she willingly served the Lord by being the pianist for several churches she attended. These included Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and Emmaus Baptist Church, where she was currently a member. June also served on various church committees and taught Sunday School. Known as "June Bug" to most of her friends, she enjoyed being around others and she treasured her special times with her family and friends. She had a way of touching every heart around her and she always had a way of lighting up the room with her smile. June was preceded in death by her parents, Eunice and Charlie Ward, and her brother Charlie Ward, Jr. She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 56 years, C. Wayne Hudson; her three children, Melody, Morris and Keith Hudson; her grandchildren, Christina Morgan, Timothy Morgan and wife Kristina, Nicholas Hudson, Gabriel Hudson, Stephanie Rodriguez and husband Josh; and four great grandchildren, Alexas, Annabell, Amira and Paxton. The family will receive friends at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. There will be a celebration of life service at Emmaus Baptist Church in Poquoson on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Emmaus Baptist Church Building fund.
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