11/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Joyce Dorner Hudson

Joyce Ann Dorner Hudson
(6 Dec 1931 - 22 Nov 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news today. Joyce Dorner Hudson ('48) passed away on Thanksgiving Day.        Albert Dorner ('66) of VA is her nephew.

From the Daily Press - 11/27/07: 

  HAMPTON - Joyce Ann Dorner Hudson was born on Dec. 6, 1931, in Newport News. After deciding to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age, she is now enjoying His promise of eternal life with her Heavenly Father, since Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, from the James River Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center.

Joyce was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News and Hampton, Va. She graduated in 1948 from Newport News High School. Joyce was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and had also served in the Lord's work while attending Chestnut Memorial United Methodist, Wythe Parkway Baptist, and Ivy Memorial Baptist churches. She enjoyed working with the youth programs as a teacher, leader, and served on many committees.
Joyce Dorner Hudson
Joyce was employed at People's Life Ins. Co. and NACA prior to her marriage to surviving husband, John "Jack" Hudson. They had 57 years of a wonderfully, blessed life while raising, teaching and loving surviving daughters, Jeanette Morris and husband, Michael, Jeri Wickiser and husband, Wilson, Judy Cleckley and husband, Scott, and Joan Threatt and husband, Ed. These daughters have provided five grandsons; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Joyce is also survived by her brother, Charles Dorner, and wife, Carole, of Smithfield; her sister, Doris Price of Newport News; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joyce was a loving and dedicated wife and stay-at-home mother. Her loving and caring ways were an example to all who came in contact with her. What a great joy she was to all she met and memories of her life will be cherished and not forgotten.

Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Albert M. Dorner; mother, Eleanor L. Dorner; and sister, Elsie V. Dorner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. At other times, the family will receiver callers and friends at the home of Judy Cleckley, 5 Sutton Place, Hampton, from 10 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Bounds and the Rev. Joe Hunt officiating, followed by interment at Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their appreciation to those that continuously lifted Joyce and the family up in prayer, sent cards and made visits. To the staffs of Eden Pines Assisted Living, Sentara CarePlex, Riverside Hospital, James River Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, and Riverside Hospice. Praise God for blessing Joyce and her family during the past and what He will be doing in the future.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to one's favorite charity or Mission Daystar, Liberty Baptist Church, 1021 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com  to share words of comfort and memories with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton VA 23666.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/27/2007.

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Dear Hudson Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Joyce. We had some great times with her and made wonderful memories that we won't forget. What a special loving person she was. Our loss is heaven's gain! May God bless and keep you during this heartbreaking time in your lives.
Barbara Threatt, Wayne, Lori, Katie, Ashley, and Matthew Usry (Augusta, GA) - November 27, 2007
Aunt Joyce was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. She treated me like one of her own grandchildren, which always meant a lot to me. She will be missed so much, and I am glad she is now at peace. I love you, Aunt Joyce.
Julie Dorner (Raleigh, NC) - November 27, 2007
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Joyce.

Eleanora and Glenn Dudderar
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Eleanora Dudderar (Aberdeen, MD) - November 27, 2007
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Joyce, one of my first cousins, was one of my favorites...a real sweetheart. Growing up and being together as family was always fun. Our career has not allowed much contact in our adult years but Joyce has always been very, very special to me. I will miss her greatly.
Edgar Lochstampfor (Columbia) - November 27, 2007
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Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Jack's Tile & Carpet (Newport News, VA) - November 27, 2007
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Dear Doris, Charlie and family,
We are so sorry for your loss of your sister. We all know she is in a much better place with Our God who has watched over her and will continue to bless each of you at this time.
Linda L. Lane (Williamsburg, VA) - November 27, 2007
I so was saddened to hear about the loss of Mrs. Hudson. There are so many fun memories I have growing up on Alleghany Rd. and remember what a kind person Mrs. Hudson was. I know this is a difficult time for you, but there is a part of her that lives in each one of you. God bless you all, and remember what an inspiration Mrs. Hudson was to those around her.
Linda Monroe Wiggins (Surry, VA) - November 27, 2007
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Although I haven't seen Joyce in years, I can't forget how loving a cousin she always was.
My heartfelt prayers for those friends and family left behind.
With deepest sympathy.....
Patricia (McDonald) and Steve Sprouse & family
PATRICIA SPROUSE (SLIDELL, LA) - November 27, 2007 
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At the heart of such a loving and wonderful family, Mrs. Hudson was a blessing to so many! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you.
Jessica & Everett Bensten (Hampton, VA) - November 27, 2007 
It has been my joy to know this wonderful lady for more than thirty years. Every member of the family has a special place in my heart. I especially remember her ministry with the youth of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church and I have fond memories of performing weddings for each of the beautiful daughters. The family provided our family lunch our first Sunday in Hampton. During recent years my wife and I have prayed often for Jack as well as Joyce..
Jack, I love you and will continue to pray for you in these coming days. I regret being unable to be at the funeral. I will look forward to seeing her in heaven and hope to see the rest of you in the future. You are dear to us.
Pastor Fant and Ramona
Gene Fant (Nashville, TN) - November 27, 2007
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Dear Jeanette, Judy, Jack and family,
I was saddened to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a wonderful lady and because of her my children heard and saw the love of Christ in action. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray for encouragement and comfort for you all.
Susan Prunier (Murphy, NC) - November 27, 2007
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Dorner and Hudson families and their friends.

      From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 11/27/07 - "my aunt":

Thanks so much.


   You're very welcome, Albert.  Again, you have my sincerest sympathies.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

The Old Rugged Cross

Words and Music by George Bennard, 1913

(The Old Rugged Cross was written in Albion, Michigan.
Or Pokagon, Michigan.
Or Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
All three towns claim to be the birthplace of this hymn.)

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

"The Old Rugged Cross" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm - 03/01/07
NOTE:  I felt strongly impressed that I should use this hymn.  After searching for over an hour for an arrangement I liked,
this version came closest in spirit, though I had hoped for an organ sound.

"The Old Rugged Cross" lyrics and history courtesy of http://synergy_2.tripod.com/lyrics/ruggedc1.html - 03/01/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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