Daisey Shockley Hudson, Rehoboth icon

September 16, 2020

Daisey Shockley Hudson of Rehoboth Beach passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family.

Daisey was a true native of Rehoboth Beach. She was born in Beebe Hospital July 10, 1947, daughter of the late Preston and Myrtle Shockley and a proud graduate of the class of 1965 of Rehoboth High School. Truly one of the “vanishing wildlife” (Go Seahawks!). Daisey enjoyed boating and the beach, and spent many summer days with her family soaking in the sun. She even married a beach boy! On a beautiful summer day, June 18, 1966, Daisey wed the love of her life, Terry Hudson. Early in their marriage, they ran a restaurant out of Stokes Hotel on Brooklyn Avenue in Rehoboth, which was owned by his parents, Claude and Didi Hudson. She went on to work many jobs and was an entrepreneur, owning and operating Midway Package Store for 10 years, and Adriatico Restaurant for 14 years. Daisey excelled in so many things because she was meticulous, efficient, thorough and diligent. A harder worker you will never meet.

We believe Daisey will best be known for her kindness. Since her passing we have heard from so many whose lives she touched, and one of the most frequently uttered phrases is, “She had the best smile.” She will also be known as a kick-ass golfer (member of RBCC for 20 years with her latest title of 2019 Senior Club Champion), amazing dancer, lucky gambler, avid reader, sudoku whiz, and tough, but fair coach. She was quite the athlete at Rehoboth High School, but left her biggest mark on the Lewes Little League field as the Rockets coach from 1980-89. “Roar, roar Rockets!”

Daisey is survived by her doting husband of 54 years, Terry Hudson, who sang her favorite songs as we ushered her into the next life; son Thad Hudson and wife Judy; daughter Tracy Hudson and Bill Hysler; and her three grandchildren who were her raison d’etre, Thomas and Tyler Hudson, and Reece Hudson Hysler. There was not an event, play, recital, game, meet or match that Daisey didn’t attend. Her grandchildren were truly her pride and joy. She is also survived by her sister, Myralon Webb; and her brother and his wife, Peppy and Jackie Shockley.

The untimely loss of Daisey is palpable in the community and her family. She was the center of all family gatherings, putting extra love in every bowl of coleslaw, pot of chicken and dumplings, or icing on the cake. Her presence is greatly missed.

All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits our nation’s first responders and military members in honor of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001. Daisey was very patriotic, and we feel this charity best fits her life and death. Donations may be mailed to 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or made online at

Please visit Mrs. Hudson's Life Memorial webpage and sign her online guest book at


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