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Lillian McNab Hudson

Lillian McNab Hudson

CHESAPEAKE—Lillian McNab Hudson, born June 23, 1924, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2023 in Chesapeake, at the age of 98.                                                                               

Lillian was predeceased by her father, Hugh McNab; mother, Lillian Craig McNab; her husband, Charles R. “Bud” Hudson Sr. of White Stone; her daughter, Heather Hudson White of Sunrise, Fla.; and all eight of her siblings.

Surviving family members include her son, C. Craig Hudson and his wife, Christine of Key Largo, Fla.; her son, Charles R. Hudson Jr. and his wife, Lynne of Chesapeake; her granddaughter, Lisa (Scott) Lotts and family of Boca Raton, Fla.; and her grandson, Cameron (Charlotte) Hudson and family of Durham, N.C..

Lillian grew up in Donora, Pa., and graduated from Donora High School in 1942.  Upon graduation from high school, she took the civil service exam and moved to Washington, D.C., where she took a position with the Department of Navy as a personnel assistant.

She married Charles “Bud” Hudson in 1943 and raised her family. She held numerous positions throughout her civil service career at Navy, DoD, Army, Interior, Geological Survey, the American Red Cross and ultimately retiring from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Having grown up in the “hills” of Pennsylvania, she would regale the family and friends with stories of “10 foot snow drifts” which she had to tunnel her way out the door and of walking four miles to school every day, rain or snow.  One of her most fond memories was being one of the “Government Girls” during World War II and having been invited to attend a Tea at the White House with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.

She and Bud retired from government service and moved to White Stone, where they built their retirement home, “Burne Hame,” on Carter Creek. Many a day she and Bud would spend harvesting blue crabs from the end of their pier; steaming them in an outdoor steamer; and sitting in the garage at a makeshift table made from two sawhorses and a sheet of plywood, picking away.

During retirement, Lillian was extremely active. She performed numerous volunteer roles; was a member of the White Stone Garden Club; sat on the board of the Lancaster American Red Cross and functioned as the regional volunteer coordinator; volunteered at the Lancashire and Grace Church/Christ Church; and was president of the Women of Grace.

Following Bud’s passing in 1990, she traveled extensively with her sister and her husband making trips to Alaska, Greece, Italy, Israel, Egypt and China.

Lillian, known as “Myne” (a name given to her by her granddaughter Lisa), was kind, generous, and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a big heart and lasting spirit. She will be sorely missed by all but fondly loved and remembered.

There will be a graveside service and burial at 2 p.m. July 7 at the Historic Christ Church Cemetery in Irvington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc., P.O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22576, or to a charity of choice.             

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.

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