Janie Lee Parrish Hudson


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Friday May 31, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ramah Cemetery

County Road 4475, Tenaha, TX, USA

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Janie Lee Parrish was born November 18, 1924 in Paxton, Texas in Shelby County. She was the second daughter born to Dewey Parrish and Vergie Lucretia Parrish. She died at Holland Lake Nursing Center May 11, 2019.
Janie was preceded in death not only by her parents, but also by her husband Mutt in 2012 and her grandson Hudson McKinley in 1999. Also by her sister Mary Lee Parrish Savage in 2015 and her brother Roland. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Barbara Safford Hudson, wife of Bill Hudson.
Janie graduated in 1941 from Timpson High School and worked as a soda jerk several years before entering Stephen F. Austin State University and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She moved to Trinity Texas to work at the school there and met the love of her life, L.W. "Mutt"
Hudson. They were married January 1, 1950 as the first to wed at the newly constructed Ramah Baptist Church in Tenaha, Texas, where she will be interred next to her husband and grandson Hudson. Janie served her Marshall community in many capacities. She was the President's secretary at East Texas Baptist College for many years, then became the Vocational Office Education Coordinator in 1969 for first Pemberton High School, then Marshall High School following integration in 1970. She worked to train and obtain jobs for the young women in High School, and was dedicated to their excellence until her retirement in 1984. Janie and Mutt loved the Lord Jesus, and were faithful members participating in the life of First Baptist Church. They rarely missed a Wednesday night meal/Bible Study or a Senior Trip or gathering. She published a newsletter for the church shut-ins with information she gathered through phone calls so that each of them could keep up with the happenings of their church friends. Besides her newsletter service to the shut-ins at First Baptist Church, Janie was a member of the Pilots Club, the Pink Ladies at Marshall Memorial Hospital, and Meals on Wheels. Janie was a wonderful mother and mother-in-law to Susan Hudson and Ted Hull, Vergie Hudson and Malcom McKinley, and Chip Hudson. She was a dedicated grandmother to David Hudson Hull (and wife Jessy and son Callum), Christopher Lee Hull (and wife Andi Donovan), Hudson Lee McKinley, Stefan Foster McKinley, and Ashlee Joy Hudson Hammond (and husband Cody).
Arrangements are being handled by Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford, Texas. A memorial service is planned for 4pm on May 31st at Ramah Church in Tenaha, TX.
Published on May 14, 2019
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Esther Dunn
May 16, 2019
Remembering Janie! Prayers for the whole family as you walk this journey of loss of a wonderful mother and grandmother. Love to you all!
Jim and Lyndell Cockburn
May 14, 2019
Chip and Ashlee,
We didn't know her, but she sure raised a wonderful son who in turn helped to raise a wonderful daughter! Praying for God to continue to give y'all comfort, strength, guidance, and peace as you go through this time of grief.
We love y'all dearly,
Uncle Jim and Aunt Lyndell