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Rev. Vergil Hudson, 89 Formerly of Farmville Dies In Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, April 15 – Reverend Vergil Leon Hudson, 89, of Chesapeake and formerly of Farmville, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010 in Chesapeake.

Born in Hickory, NC, June 10, 1920, he was a graduate of Ferrum College and Southern Theological Seminary and served many years in the ministry.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Glenda Marie Pond Hudson; daughter, Lynette Marie Pope and husband, Michael of Chesapeake; son, L. Garrick Hudson and wife, Angela of Farmville; grandchildren, Jessica Pope of Longwood University and Richard Pope of Chesapeake; sister, Evelyn H. Huffman of Hickory, NC; brother, Don Hudson of Rockville, MD; and sister-in-law, Gail Hudson of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kyle Wayland Hudson; his parents, U. L. and Daisy H. Hudson; sister, Clara May Howard; and three brothers, Herman, Grant, and Howard Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 16 in Farmville Baptist Church with interment following in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Fri-day at the church.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family. www.shorterfuneralhome.com