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Annie Liza Hudgins


Sunrise: October 2, 1926

Sunset: December 20, 2023

Annie L. Hudgins, 97, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born on October 2, 1926 in Beaufort County, North Carolina to the late William B. Smith, Sr and Julia Moore Smith.  She married Andrew J. Hudgins, Sr. in 1944 and remained a devoted wife until his death in 1990.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Nelson Hudgins, Sr., (Yvonna) of Austin TX, Bryantie Harris (Larry) of Petersburg, VA, and Roy D. Hudgins, Sr. (Margarita) of Hertford, NC; her grandchildren, a devoted grandson, Andrew J. Hudgins, III (Marva); Nelson Hudgins, Jr. (Debra), Bartholomew Hudgins, Dominique Hudgins, Naomi Hudgins, Auburn Harris (Sandrina), Brian Harris (Michelle), Larry Harris (Dana), Jr., Loretta Harris-Beechaum (Sean), Malcolm Harris, Marcus Harris (Veronica), Krystal Harris, Roy Hudgins, Jr. (Sophia), Shonda Hudgins, and Tia Hudgins-Reid (Steven); her siblings Helen S. Jewett, Christopher C. Smith both of Norfolk, VA, Belma Stewart (Columbus Moore), Sadie Sheppard both of Blounts Creek, NC, and Vandella Jordan of New York, NY; 38 great-grandchildren, and spiritual daughter Cynthia Jones; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Annie was predeceased by her son, Andrew J. Hudgins, Jr.; granddaughter, Lisa Hudgins Palmer; great granddaughter, Dashani Perry; siblings, Lucille Kirkland, William B. Smith Jr., Susie A. Smith, Norman Smith, and Hardy Smith; and her spiritual daughter, Dorothy Vass.

Annie was a long-time member and deacon of Rock Church. In her 80s, she was ordained to spread the gospel. She was an avid reader of the bible and loved staying alert by working on word-search puzzles. She was a wonderful cook and always opened her home to family and friends. Although she is no longer with us, her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved her. She will always be remembered as someone that was beautiful both inside and out, and her impact on the lives of those she touched will never be forgotten.

Viewing Thursday, December 28, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Friday, December 29, 2023 12 Noon Rock Church 640 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Renita A Harvey says

    My Love For You Will Always Be Special Mama Annie! Sleep In Heavenly Peace. You Are Truly Loved and Will Always Be Missed 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️

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    Pearl H. Cheeks and Family says

    To the Family:
    Ms Annie was a very kind and considerate lady. I will always remember her being cheerful and hospitable whenever we visited her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of bereavement.. God bless you, comfort, and keep you.

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    The Bailey Twins: Sondra Holmes, Vondra Selden says

    Love, thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Annie’s family and many loved ones. It was a true blessing and joy to have her in our lives as our neighbor, friend and mentor. Her memory will live on for years to come through the stories you continue to share with others.

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    Judith Walston Henderson says

    To Roy and Family. I send to you my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your mother. I will always remember her kindness to me when stopping into the neighborhood grocery store on Philpotts Road on the way to school in the mornings and on the way back home from school. She was really an angel on earth. May the peace of our Lord and Savior comfort you and your family during this most difficult journey. Peace be upon you.

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    Wendy. Mackell says

    Thank you for being spiritual mom. I love you. R.I.P.

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