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Melvin Hudson
Birth: Dec. 12, 1936
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2006
Lake County
Indiana, USA

Second born son to Milton and Jackie Hudson. He came into this world together with twin brother Marvin. This is my father. He was a hard worker and helped his family in his early youth when his Dad was out of work. His family was everything to him. After high school he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and went to work for Sears as a commercial artist creating the window displays for the store. Later he went to work and spent the remainder of his working life at the U.S. Postal Service.

He married Lonimae Watts in October 1958 and together had two sons and three daughters. My Dad's highest aim in life was to be a better person, a better father, a better son and a better husband. Though not having been able to get formal degrees, he had a wide range of interests. In addition to his Chicago Bulls, he was a lover of books and well read in areas of astrology, religion, and philosophy and the spiritual. He was a lover of great music from the classical to the contemporary. In fact he sang for various events for the church over the years. In addition he enjoyed oil painting. He was sought after to do wall murals for family and friends.

My Dad was a calm presence in a turbulent household who never complained and always sought to understand and to remain non-judgemental. Many sought his advise and counsel because of his grounded demeanor and ability to listen.

In 1998, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and retired shortly thereafter. He struggled mightily with the disease but it took an inexorable toll on a man that had such a vibrant intellectual life. I watched the man that had raised me become like a child aguain, painfully aware of what was happening to him and all the while trying to retain a modicum of dignity that this disease trys to take away. In many ways he won some big battles with the disease as he never forgot who his loved ones were and amazingly displayed a sense of humor almost to the very end. My father worked hard all his life and the most hardbreaking aspect of this disease was he never really had a retirement. His work life was cut short and whatever "retirement" he had he spent struggling against this disease. He has earned a well deserved rest.

A heartfelt thank you to GeorgiaCA for sponsoring my beloved Dad's memorial site. 
Family links: 
  Milton Hudson (1914 - 2001)
  Jackie Beatrice Lindsey Hudson (1915 - 1993)
  Lonimae Watts Hudson (1940 - 2012)*
  Jerome Hudson (1935 - 1935)*
  Melvin Hudson (1936 - 2006)
  Marvin Hudson (1936 - 2001)*
  Dana Milton Hudson (1949 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes given to his wife
Created by: Noor
Record added: Dec 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62885614
Melvin Hudson
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Melvin Hudson
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Melvin Hudson
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