Andrew J. Hudson

Published 8:25 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Andrew J. “A.J.” Hudson, 86, of Oak Grove, Fla., passed away on March 14, 2019, in Oak Grove.

He was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Crestview, Fla. to the late the Rev. R.F. and Helen Hill Hudson. He attended Walnut Hill Baptist Church and served in the United States Navy.

He was a brick mason and owned Hudson Masonry Co. for many years. He was a kind, soft-spoken, compassionate man, with the heart of a servant. He loved fishing, hunting, traveling our country in his motorhome with his wife, Ernestine, and serving his neighbors and relatives. Most of all, he loved our Savior Jesus Christ who he shared with many people.

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He is preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Mary Alice Hudson; and siblings, Robert Hudson, Junior Hudson, Billy Ray Hudson, Ouida Leader and Inez Chavis.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ernestine Milstead Hudson of Oak Grove, Fla.; three sons, Paul (Linda) Hudson of Oak Grove, Robert Hudson of Pensacola, Fla. and Edward (Sharon) Hudson of Oak Grove; grandchildren, Kim (Jamie) Brown, Joshua (Deanna) Hudson, Brandy (Steven) White, Neil (Phuong) Hudson, Ashley Hudson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 18, 2019, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ted Bridges officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Steven White, Jamie Brown, Joshua Hudson, Neil Hudson, Ryan Hudson and Robert Milstead.

Visitation was held March 18 at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Regency Hospice, 50 Beverly Parkway, Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32505.