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Lois Winder Hudgins, 96, of Gwynn’s Island, Virginia, beloved wife of Willard R. “Buster” Hudgins Jr., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. She was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on Sept. 16, 1923. She graduated from Greenfield High School and attended the College of William and Mary. She was employed by Colonial Williamsburg for many years, was a longtime member of Mathews Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the “Silvertones.” She earned the nickname “Moose” while playing third base for the church softball team. She was loved and respected by everyone who knew her, even the teenagers in the Sunday school classes she taught, who lovingly nicknamed her “The Warden.” Lois supported the community whenever she could, delivering Meals on Wheels, visiting the shut-ins or whenever called upon. She was predeceased by her loving husband of more than 76 years, Buster.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lawrence; her son, Willard R. “Buddy” Hudgins III and his wife Diane; her loving and devoted grandson, Jonathan Walker Hudgins, and loving grand-dog, Sammy.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, Virginia, with burial to follow in H.C. Smither Cemetery. State guidelines for appropriate face covering will be observed.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Va., is assisting the family.