November 20, 1942 - December 29, 2021
Olivia M. Hudson, 79, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, departed this earth to be our angel on December 29, 2021. Olivia was born in a house on McFee St. in Lewes. She was proud to be from Lewes and to have graduated from Lewes High School in 1960. She attended cosmetology school in Chester, PA. Upon graduating, she came home and married the love of her life, Jim Hudson, a Rehoboth High School graduate. The two rivals joked about this often. Apparently sweet potato biscuits were the answer to school rivalry. Olivia and Jim recently celebrated 60 happy years together. Family events, travel, sports, camping and just being there for each other and setting an example for their children to follow. Olivia was the mother of six, grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of one. She also considered Corey Macchione (Danny) and baby Isabella as granddaughters and Terry O'Hazza (Johnny) as a daughter. She was an incredible woman who loved God, her family, and her country. She was actively involved in her community and with anything that interested her children. She was President of the Lioness Club, a former member of the Beebe Auxiliary, Superintendent of All Saint's Sunday School, President of the St. Boniface chapter of All Saint's Episcopal Church, President of the Rehoboth Little League and a leader of both Brownies and Girl Scout Troops of Rehoboth. She did all these things while raising five children, running her own business (Olivia's Beauty Salon), and being the best wife ever. Olivia also had many hobbies. She liked sewing and made many, many outfits for herself and her children. Olivia loved ceramics and made many things that still decorate her home. A talented cook and baker who, yes, made delicious sweet potato biscuits. She loved history, was an avid reader and was on a bowling team for many years. Olivia also enjoyed playing cards and for over thirty years, met once a week with her card lady friends for fun competition. Family was the center of her world. Teaching her grands to play new games and mostly winning those games, watching and being a super fan when the grands played sports like soccer, baseball, football, wrestling, and lacrosse or treating her children to many NASCAR races and Shorebirds games. These things always made her so happy. Hudson Family beach nights on Lewes Beach in the summer were a thing to behold. Our family in a circle of beach chairs, picnic foods, children laughing and Olivia watching the sunset with her husband Jim, so very perfect. Olivia was predeceased by her father, John Hickman, her mother Etta Hickman, her brother Jimmy Hickman and her newborn baby boy, James Hudson, who we know she is finally holding. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Jim Hudson, her five very lucky children and spouses: Denise Budd (Michael), Debbie Robertson (Bill), Cheryl Reynolds (Rodney), Cynthia McMahon (Pete) and J.J. Hudson (Lisa). Her pride and her joy, her grandchildren: Jared Budd (Jess), Mary Budd, Maggie Matlock (Garrett), Job Robertson, Jonah Robertson, Macy Krouse (Billy), Riley McMahon, Brody McMahon, Erichson McMahon, Emma Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Connor Hudson and her great-grandson, Jamie Budd. They all loved their Maemom very, very much. A funeral service will be held on January 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Rehoboth Lions Club, 115 McKinley Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page.
Olivia M. Hudson, 79, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, departed this earth to be our angel on December 29, 2021. Olivia was born in a house on McFee St. in Lewes. She was proud to be from Lewes and to have... View Obituary & Service Information
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