Longtime former resident of Tallahassee, Frances Brooks Hudson passed away Saturday, June 16, in Missouri City, Texas, a suburb of Houston, at the age of 90.
Hudson was born in Tallahassee and lived there until 1972. She married Stanley J. Hudson, now deceased, and had lived since 1975 in Missouri City.
A smart, funny, energetic and popular resident of Tallahassee, Hudson was a 1943 graduate of the Florida State College for Women. She grew up with her parents, Thomas J. Brooks, Sr., and Lelia Perkins Brooks, in the family home on East Sixth Avenue where they lived for decades while he served as Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Florida. She was a longtime real estate broker in Texas and was a talented artist and a wonderful poet. Her brothers, Dr. Thomas J. Brooks, Jr., and Willard Banks Brooks preceded her in death.
Hudson was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee and the First United Methodist Church of Missouri City. She was previously a member of the Quail Valley Country Club, where she enjoyed golf and tennis.
She is survived by a daughter, Shelly Hudson, of Houston; and a son, Stanley J. Hudson, Jr., and grandchild, Brooks T. Hudson, who both reside in France. Also among the survivors, she leaves a sister in law, Mary Pollard Brooks; two nephews, Thomas J. Brooks III and Michael P. Brooks; and a niece, Melinda Anne Brooks Kent, all of Mississippi; and a niece, Mary Browning Brooks Edmonds, of Tallahassee, Fl.; along with numerous great nieces and nephews
A service was held Friday, June 22, at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida. The family requests donations be sent to Fort Bend County Seniors Meals on Wheels in lieu of flowers. That organization can be reached by calling 281-633-7051.Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee handed the arrangements. www.bevisfh.com (850) 385-2193