Barbara J. Hudson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara J. Hudson

February 1, 1930 - November 28, 2022

Barbara J. Hudson, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 28, 2022.

Born in Collingdale, PA on February 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late William H. Smith III and Mary Smith. Barbara’s real love in life was being a mother and grandmother and spending time with her family.

Dedicated to her faith and community, Barbara was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Bear and a member at Howard Weston Senior Center for over 25 years where she enjoyed going on trips and cruises and painting ceramics and being the Queen Bee of the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Hudson, Sr.; son, Ronald Hudson; and siblings, Albert Smith, William Smith IV, Jack Smith, and Shirley Lambert. She is survived by her children, Robert Hudson, Jr. (Lisa) of Bear, William Hudson (Maryjane) of Bear, Pamela Brousseau (Donald) of Bear, and Sherie Kerr (David) of Newark; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Howard Weston Senior Center, 1 Basset Avenue, Wilmington Manor, DE 19720, or online by clicking here.


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10 Condolences for Barbara J. Hudson

  • Im so sorry for your loss I met Barbara at Weston in ceramic class she took me under her wing and taught me a lot I think of her often she will be missed prayers for the family

  • Oh what fun we had with Barb at Weston Senior Center. From cruise trips to crazy days at the center. Prayers to all of the family.

  • Bob, Lisa & family members

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and prayers your way 🙏

  • Dear Sheri, Pam and all of Barbara’s family, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss of your dear Mom and Grandmother. Many fond memories of Barbara when visiting Sheri. She was always a gem. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ Bill and Kathy Paulino

  • Rest in Peace, so sorry for the family’s loss.

  • Lord comfort the family and friends during this time of loss as you welcome home another one of your Angels I pray Amen 🙏

  • I am so sorry. Barb was one of the nicest people to be around and a lot of fun at the Howard Weston Senior Center. My prayers to all.

  • To Bob and the rest of the family we are truly sorry for your loss,your Mom was so nice and kind.
    Marc and Debbie Hayden

  • Sorry for your loss Mom’s are special

  • Sherie, David, family, and friends my sincere condolences in your loss. Sherie, After reading your mother’s obituary i could see she was an active woman that loved life,family, and God. May you all experience peace and God’s comforting arms around each and everyone of you as you mourn the passing of Barbara. Take comfort in knowing she is in Gods presence and in his care, free of pain, living among those that have passed before her. RIP