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Obituary- Helen Frances Gary Hudson

Helen Frances Gary Hudson, 94, of Timpson, Texas, went to be with the Lord on

August 15, 2015, in Garrison, Texas.  She was born on April 13, 1921 to Ernest

and Diamond Spradley Gary in Timpson, Texas.  Services will be held at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church at 11 AM. Monday August 17, 2015 with Bro. Justin Coburn officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday August 17, 2015 from 10 AM until 11 AM   Interment will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.


She grew up in Timpson in a loving family with her five brothers and three sisters.  She married Ossie Hudson, September 18, 1937 and was blessed with 59 years of marriage.  They began their married life in Timpson and were faithful members of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.  They loved singing gospel music and formed a quartet and attended every Sunday afternoon singing broadcast on KDET out of Center.


In 1956, the family moved to Houston and joined Landmark Missionary Baptist

Church where she was the choir director for many years. They retired in 1972 and returned to family roots in Timpson and once again joined Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.  She never lost her life-long love of singing praises to the Lord and sang many specials at church.  Her favorite song was “One Day At A Time” and that's how she lived her life.  She was a loving caregiver and she enjoyed gardening, cooking and fellowship with family and friends.  The Bible says a Godly woman is worthy of honor.  As her family, we want to honor her as the loving Godly woman she was and will always be in our hearts.  She was a woman who loved God, was loved by God, and showed God's love to others.  She gave us a priceless gift – herself.


We will treasure the precious memories of her sweet smile, her kindness, her warmth,

her energy and her love for life, family and friends.  She leaves us with the knowledge

that we were truly loved and we know that she loved the Lord.


Those left to cherish her memory are her devoted daughters, Louise Renfro and

Shirley Powers and husband Jim of Timpson; grandchildren, Justin Powers and wife

Kristin of Martinsville, and Shanna Powers of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Rexanna

Powers of College Station, Haylon Powers of Martinsville, and Morgan Powers of

Lufkin; sisters, Melma Sparks of Waxahachie, Winnie Molloy of Timpson, and Vera Brooks of Summerfield, Florida; sister-in-laws, JoAnn Gary of Timpson, and Nan Oney of Carthage, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ossie, granson Patrick Powers; son-in-law Johnny Renfro; brothers and sister-in-laws Melvin and Audrey Gary, Elzin

and Onita Gary, Jimmy and Mary Gary; brothers Lovis Gary and Mervin Gary; brother-in-laws Norris Sparks, Bobby Molloy and Howard Brooks, and nephew

J.E. Gary.

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