Marguerite White Hudson
BENTON, LA – Funeral services celebrating the life of Marguerite White Hudson will be conducted at Cypress Baptist Church on Saturday, December 26th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. preceding the service. Officiating will be Rev. John Fream, Bro. Tommy Patton and Father Pike Thomas will also participate.
Marguerite passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. Marguerite was born in Cravens Community, Pitkin, Louisiana on June 10, 1929. She had a wonderful childhood growing up during the depression on a family farm filled with hard work, love and good times with many friends and a large extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles. She graduated Salutatorian from Pitkin High School. She attended Northwestern State College and graduated with a BS in Physical Education. While at Northwestern, she met the love of her life, Billy Brooks Hudson. They married in 1948, and moved to Monroe to teach at Ouachita Parish High School. She also obtained a MA in Physical Education from Colorado Teachers College and an MA in English from Northwestern. She had a forty year teaching career that included a number of years at Haynesville High School. She next taught at Bossier High School and then joined the faculty Bossier Parish Community College during it inaugural year and continued teaching there for many years. Marguerite had a passion for teaching, and she was blessed to befriend many wonderful students and colleagues throughout her career.
After retiring from teaching she enjoyed traveling with Billy and spending time with her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and loved to entertain. She especially enjoyed teaching her grandchildren to ski and fish and play Skip Bo.
Marguerite served as a member of the Bossier Parish School Board from 1989 to 1998 and was privileged to serve as President in 1997. Marguerite was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ sorority and the Benton Garden Club which she served as President. She was selected as one of the One Hundred Outstanding Women of the Twentieth Century in Shreveport and Bossier City. She was inducted into the Bossier High School Hall of Fame in 2012. She wrote a number of short stories and several books. One was a biography entitled Emmet Cope, (former superintendent of schools in Bossier Parish) and another was a novel Whisky Chitto Woman, which describes the experiences of her great grandmother during the Civil War. She cherished her membership at Cypress Baptist Church an all of her many friends there. Her life shines as an example of devotion and service to God, family, friends, work, and community.
Marguerite is preceded in death by her parents, Beedie and George White; her mother-in-law, Mamie Hudson; her siblings, Marcielle White, Nelda Jackson, Ezell Johnson and Herman White; her brother-in-law, John Hudson. Marguerite is survived by her beloved husband of sixty seven ears, Billy Brooks Hudson; her daughter and son-in-law, Brookie and Joe Walker; grandsons, John Brooks Walker and William James Walker; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
The pallbearers are Joe Walker, John Brooks Walker, William Walker, Richard Lee Cunningham, Richard Allen Cunningham, John Perry Johnson, Sandy Ewing, and Boyce Pate.
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