Elizabeth V. “Betty” Hudson, 70, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 13, 1949, daughter of the late Earl Francis Morris and the late Margaret Mary (McNespy) Morris.
Hudson graduated from Wilmington High School and earned her bachelor’s degree at Peirce Business College. She began her career with Bell Atlantic and retired from Verizon in 2008 after 40 years of service. During her tenure with the telephone company, she worked as an operator, as floor supervisor and in customer service. She was a member of the Commercial Union in Wilmington, where she served as treasurer for several years.
Hudson loved spending time with her family, going out dancing with her husband, Harry, and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Hudson was preceded in death by her son Kevin John Hudson; a sister, Ginny Pierce; and a brother, Earl Morris. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry R. Hudson; a son, Harry R. Hudson Jr. and his wife, Juliet, of Millsboro, Del.; three grandchildren, Brittany Hudson of Milton, Del., Alex Hudson of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Kevin Hudson of Dover, Del.; two great-grandchildren, Audrey Daisey and Amelia Colley; two sisters, Linda Morris of Georgetown, Del., and Maggie Lawrence of New Castle, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Hudson’s life was to be held Aug. 20, 2019, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.