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Eva Jean Hudson, age 91

Eva Jean Hudson, age 91, of Lonoke, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2024. She was born on August 16, 1932 in Lonoke, Arkansas to the late John and Jessie Hudson.

Eva graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1951. She was active in the Salvation Army Church in Little Rock, and was also a member in the Baltimore, Maryland branch once she relocated. Eva was an independent woman who started various businesses over the years, and was proud of her time working as an administrator for Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Aunt Eva” was loyal and eager to help her family and friends and always welcomed them to visit her ‘up North’ in Maryland. She loved playing her horn in the school band and continued to play softball well into her adult years. Her favorite team was the Baltimore Orioles, and she always knew the score and had a sharp memory for family birthdays and special events.

Eva is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Loree Johnson, Louise Mitchell, Thelma Giordano, John (JN) Hudson, Virgil Hudson, Evelyn Miller, Oscar Raymond Hudson, Willine Patterson, Geneva Smith, and Novell Wilkerson.

Eva leaves behind her many nieces and nephews Virginia Hollingsworth, Roberta Busbea, Alan Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Donald Elkins, Linda Mitchell Holdford, Debbie Hudson, John David Hudson, Sandra Jean Critz, Gary Hudson, Marsha Stewart, Kevin Hudson, Christie Hudson, Carrie Hudson Wilkin, Sharon Patterson, Pamela Clark, Karen Lynn Pitcher, James Patterson, Teresa DeLeon, Gary Garnett, Terri Garnett, Trina Goss, Larry Thomas, Deana Thomas, John Smith, Ronald Stailey, as well as their spouses, and great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 1:00pm with a funeral service starting at 2:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Burial to follow at Serenity Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Teresa DeLeon Posted January 23, 2024 2:21 PM

    Aunt Eva was a independent woman who was always there to help family and friends when they needed help. She always had several businesses going and would help others get jobs either with her or with someone she knew and trusted. She was one of the strongest people I know and respected. I will always keep her in my thoughts. Love and miss you bunches Aunt Eva always Pete and Teresa

  • Terri Garnett Posted January 23, 2024 5:55 PM

    Aunt Eva was my Mother Geneva Smith’s Twin Sister. She was a lovely and strong Independent Woman. I was very close to her. I was Always there for her like she was for me. We was company to each other. I’m thankful she called me after midnight before she passed away. She always helping others and loved them all. I will dearly miss her. I love you very much. Like she would say to me and others. I miss you Aunt Eva. R.I.L. 💖💞

  • Maureen, Michael, and Johnny Vernon Posted January 23, 2024 9:31 PM

    We will really miss you Miss Eva but will surely hold onto the memories of all the times we shared together over the years. Johnny is so grateful you were there to transport him around to all of his activities in elementary school and high school. Glad you were a part of our family for so many years. With Love and Appreciation …Rest in Peace!

  • cheryl e epperson Posted January 24, 2024 8:49 AM

    We will greatly miss you Aunt Eva! I know you are dancing, playing with your twin sister and the rest of your loved ones. I enjoyed the many hours we spent talking about your childhood, your family and all of the memories you shared. Your love of the Baltimore Oriels and Baltimore Ravens. You now have the best seat in the house to the games and I know you are celebrating with the teams. You are much loved and will be sadly missed. I know you are peace now.

  • Steve Hollingsworth Posted January 26, 2024 6:35 PM

    Sending prayers of love to all the family in this difficult time. For Great Aunt Eva, I miss you but know you are rejoicing with all your family and friends that went before us. I don’t know the specifics, as I was too young, but saw the video of me that ypu filmed
    of me taking my first steps in this eartg over 53yrs ago when i was a very young child. Thank you for all you did for my mom and siblings, Valerie and Raymond, and me whenever there was a need.

    Over the years I have heard so many great stories of you and my mom when you were both young..
    I can only imagine the grand times and memories you both made during those years together. Thank you for being a pillar of strength and angel to many in need. Until we all meet again, sending all my love and prayers!

  • Virginia Hamilton – Hollingsworth Posted January 27, 2024 12:53 PM

    Eva, You have always been my other sister. When we were young we were always together and Geneva was with us most of the time. In our teen years we went to the sane
    School, and the Salvation Army Church and Sunday School class and at Christmas-time We would get bags of candy and fruit for Christmas. As we grew older we weren’t together
    as much but always kept in touch. You have always been a great role model to your nieces and nephews including me and I am grateful to have had you in my life and blessed to have been your niece.Until we meet again, I Love You Very

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