On March 21, a beautiful Christian soul was called home to be with her Lord and Savior.
Sheila Montez Hudson of Oak Ridge, passed away on Thursday, March 21, at the age of 54. Sheila, who had fought a long, hard battle with cancer for over a year, passed away peacefully at home with family.
Sheila was born on May 2, 1958, in Oak Ridge to parents James E. Hudson, now deceased, and Bessie Penland Hudson. Shelia was a lifelong resident of the community.
An alumna of Oak Ridge High School and the University of Tennessee, Hudson received her B.S. in Business Administration and worked for the DOE and the Y-12 National Security Complex for many years.
Her love for sports, her family and friends, literature, and helping those around her are a legacy that will never be forgotten.
Throughout her time on this earth, Sheila touched the lives of so many with never-ending depths of love, compassion, and understanding. It can be said without prejudice that she never turned away anything or anyone—neighbors, friends of her children, stray animals, or a stranger on the street. If she had a dollar to give or a hug to lend, it was rendered without a second thought.
She was preceded in death by her father James E. Hudson, and her brothers Ronald Hudson, and Jimmy Hudson.
Sheila is survived by her mother, Bessie Hudson of Oak Ridge; her brother Larry Hudson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; her daughters, Chelsi Hudson of Nashville and Jessica Copeland of Knoxville; her son, Christopher Hudson of Oak Ridge; her granddaughters, McKenna Hudson of Oak Ridge and Ashlee and Alyssah Copeland of Knoxville; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Walton officiating. A graveside service was held Monday March 25, at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge located at 200 Alabama Road, or to the American Cancer Society.