Gilda Pearl <I>Vest</I> Hudson

Gilda Pearl Vest Hudson

Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Mar 2015 (aged 84)
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial White Oak, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 143938194 · View Source
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HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Glida Pearl Hudson, 84, of Hope Mills, N.C., formerly of Beckley, W.Va., passed away at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Born on Sept. 2, 1930 in Beckley, she was a daughter of the Ethiel Barah Vest and Sarah Catherine Justice Vest.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold Leroy Hudson Sr., who died in 2009, and son Cleland Wayne Hudson, who died in 1984. Gilda Pearl was the last surviving member of her birth family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethiel died in 1965 and Sarah in 1995; brother Wayne Vest died in 1995; sister Ilda Vest died in 1984; sister Ida Vest Fakess died in 2009 and sister Rozella Vest died in 1934 in infancy.

Mrs. Hudson is survived by three sons, Harold Leroy Jr., Ethiel David, and Clifford Eugene, and one daughter Mary Catherine. Glida had eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

“Glida Pearl’s greatest words of love were her biscuits and gravy, or maybe it was her cornbread and collards. We most certainly remember all the canning parties when everyone chipped in with help, good stories, and lots of laughter. Her favorite way of showing her love was to share her gospel music with all willing to listen.” Love Donna.

Funeral services were conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel at Shady Spring, W.Va., on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jay Barr officiating. Burial was in the E.B. Vest Cemetery on White Oak Mountain.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements were by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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  • Created by: E.M. Smith
  • Added: 20 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 143938194
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gilda Pearl Vest Hudson (2 Sep 1930–17 Mar 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 143938194, citing E. B. Vest Cemetery, White Oak, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by E.M. Smith (contributor 47134804) .