Hudson, Bernadine Maxine
Birth: Tuesday, April 20, 1948 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the age of 68
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Bernardine (Bea) Maxine Hudson, born Bernardine Johnson, 68, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 18 in Bethesda, MD. Bea Hudson was born in Mechanicsville, MD to Joseph F and Mary M Johnson on April 20, 1948. She went to high school at Chopticon High School and graduated in 1966. She met Tyrie Hudson, who would become her husband and soul mate for 20+ years.
She worked multiple positions for AAFES, the Andrews Youth Center, as well as other positions on military facilities throughout the Washington, DC area. At each position Bea became a mother figure for her coworkers, offering guidance and the insight of her years of experience. Bea retired in 2014.
She enjoyed her retirement, spending time searching for the perfect thrift shop items, eating crabs, caring for her beloved pet dogs, and of course sleeping. Bea was extremely family oriented, spending her time and affections on her husband, children and grandchildren. Bea's door was always open; if you could catch her awake. As she often said, "I retired so I don't have to do anything until I want to." Opinionated, passionate and intensely loyal, Bea left her mark on each soul she met.
Bea is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Johnson, sister, Roxanna Johnson, and brother, Wendell Johnson. Bea is survived by her loving husband Tyrie Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia; children, Zita Holly and John Holly Jr. (Nancy), and grandchildren Christopher Sumpter, Michael Sumpter, Maxine Holly, Marcel Holly, and Marley Holly.
She is survived by her mother Mary M Johnson, brothers and sisters; Augustine T Warrick (Melvin), Francis F Johnson, Anne L Douglas (Walter), Sebastian M Johnson (Kenyetta), Lawrence T Johnson Sr. (Vanessa), Lillian D. Douglas (Herbert), Dennis L Johnson, Maurice J Johnson (Beatrice), and Velvet N Johnson, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Bethesda Navy Medical Center, Lee Funeral Home, and all of the family and friends who have graced them with prayers, love, and companionship during this time.
What you say can be forgotten in the fog of memory
What you do can be lost in the turn of time
But how you make us feel echoes into eternity