Elizabeth ‘Betty’ V. Hudson, Verizon retiree

August 17, 2019

Elizabeth “Betty” V. Hudson, 70, of Lewes, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

She was born in Wilmington Jan. 13, 1949, daughter of the late Earl Francis Morris and the late Margaret Mary (McNespy) Morris.  Betty was a graduate of Wilmington High School and also graduated from Peirce Business College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree.

Betty began her career with Bell Atlantic and retired from Verizon after 40 years of service in 2008.  During her tenure with the telephone company she worked as an operator, floor supervisor, and also in customer service.  She was a member of the Commercial Union in Wilmington, where she served as treasurer for several years.  

Betty 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, she 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; three grandchildren, Brittany Hudson of Milton, Alex Hudson of Rehoboth Beach and Kevin Hudson of Dover; two great-grandchildren, Audrey Daisey and Amelia Colley; two sisters, Linda Morris of Georgetown and Maggie Lawrence of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, where friends and family may call after 1 p.m.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Betty’s name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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