Diane Sawyer Hudson, 75, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Mrs. Hudson had a deep love for children that called her to teach for a large portion of her life, retiring after 40 years of service. To this day, the numerous children she had the privilege of teaching over the years, say she is a teacher who positively impacted their lives in many ways. Mrs. Hudson also had an unconditional love for animals, always donating to multiple animal rehabs and shelters.
Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
Preceeded in death by grandparents John and Eunice Sawyer.
Survivors include: Her husband of 55 years, Ron Hudson of Oxford; sons Ron Hudson of Fort Worth, Texas, Rob (Julie) Hudson of Birmingham, AL; daughter Mary Evelyn Hudson of San Antonio, Texas; brother Woody (Lucy) Sawyer of Lyon; nephew Taylor (Ellen) Sawyer of Oxford; and her two grandchildren Mary Murphy Hudson, and Will Hudson. She is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Mary Demilio Sawyer and by her grandparents Robert and Ines Capeleti Demilio.
In Lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be made in honor of Mrs. Hudson to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or CARES Clarksdale Animal Shelter, 1645 Desoto Ave. Clarksdale, MS 38614.