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MaryAlice Louise Hudson, 71, of Lee’s Summit passed away December 11, 2021 peacefully at home from a stroke and cancer complications.
A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm on February 12, 2022 at Joplin Shrine Club, 2873 S Kenser Rd, Joplin, MO.
Mary was born July 18, 1950. Mary lived in Joplin for most of her life with husband of 45 years, Jim Hudson. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Dillons for years until she retired. Mary and Jim moved to Stockton Lake in 1999 where they celebrated retirement for several years, both loving the lake. Mary cherished this time, celebrating holidays, catering to family and all of her fun little grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Mary always managed to keep everyone’s favorite treats hidden away for when they came to visit. She adored hosting holidays, and always seemed to flawlessly have everything ready all at once. Mom always loved making her famous toast at breakfast on the weekends, which everyone loved. She made the BEST Toast.
Mary and Jim moved to Lee’s summit, MO in 2011. After the move, Mary and Jim enjoyed traveling and going on cruises together and with family. They enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and Tupelo to gamble – a fun passion her and Jim both shared.
In 2019, Jim suffered another significant stroke that put traveling on hold for a while. Mary spent most of her days caring for Jim and spending time with their sweet dog Muffin who she loved dearly. Muffin was always being pampered with constant grooming and cute accessories for every season. 2020 was a hard year on Mary, she was such a busy body and hated being isolated from friends and family. She did her best to protect Jim and herself to any additional illnesses.
Mary was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She was always so energetic and talkative- she would have to stop herself and let you have a turn talking. She was bubbly, loved to laugh, and anyone that sat next to her can recall time and time again when she would lean over to you, placing her hand on your shoulder to tell you something serious, funny or special, she would say…” Okay, listen you guys, listen… I’m gonna tell you something…” Her family was her joy. Mary was kind, caring, and always put others before herself.
God gave us Mary as a blessing and we will all cherish our memories with her.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Stout; daughter, Kimberly Points Brill; and granddaughter, Arielle Ideker Graddy.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, James (Jim) Hudson; sons, Darin (Linda) Points, Rodney (Diana) Hudson, and Owen (Cathy) Hudson; grandchildren, Matt (Whitney) Morgan, Drake Points, Hailee Hudson, Lynnsie Hudson, Sydney Hudson, Andrew Ideker, Brittany (Dylan) Lefers, Emmilia Hudson; and 11 great-grandchildren.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.