Ms. Mildred Elizabeth Hudgins, of Petersburg, journeyed eternally with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Colonial Heights Health Care Center.
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She was born on April 21, 1937, in Petersburg, Va., to the late William E. and Mary E. Blackwell. Ms. Hudgins was preceded in death by her three brothers, William Greene, Gerald and Michael Blackwell, and her sister, Shirley Mae Turner.
Mildred (Mal) was well known in the Blandford community, where she grew up and lived for many years. She was a devoted and well-loved grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Ms. Hudgins is survived by her three sons, Clifford Edge (Rosina) of Richmond, Clyde Hudgins (Toye) of Georgia and Chawn Hudgins of Petersburg; three daughters, Cheryl Broadie (Ellis) of Dinwidde, Cassandra Booker of Petersburg and Sabrina Hudgins of Richmond; 11 grandchildren, Jamaica Wells (Jimmy), Latisha Ozuna (Edison), Natasha Johnson (Gregory), Jameka Williams (Marcus Sr.), Taniesha Davis, Dominique, Jerelle and Nicole Hudgins, Terrain and Derrain Goode (Brittany), and Kennedie Hudgins; 10 great-grandchildren, Jataya and Jhmajai Wells, Ajah Peay, Gregory Johnson Jr. and Jeremiah, Diondrey and Diniyah Hudgins, Marcus Williams Jr., and Christian and Gabriella Hudgins; two brothers, Leonard Blackwell of Chester and Nathaniel Blackwell (Carleasse) of Petersburg; one sister, Barbara Thomas of Washington, D.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special caregiver, Seana W. Richardson.
A funeral service for Ms. Mildred E. Hudgins will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; Pastor William Clarke, eulogist. The interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 14 Botany Bay Circle (Magnolia Farms), Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-861-4424.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Hudgins at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2013