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December 12, 1950 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


In the beginning
Sister Ernestine Althea Crum Hudson was born on December 12, 1950, in Thomasville, Georgia,
to the late James Crum, Sr. and the late Cherry Bell Mathis Crum. She was the eldest of seven
Its education time
Always astute in her studies, Sister Ernestine Crum Hudson was a model student and a high
achiever in school. She graduated from Jefferson County High School in Monticello, FL being
one of the first of eight African American children to attend after integration. Still excelling in
her education, she further pursued business certifications from Mid Florida Technical Institute;
now known as Orange Technical Institute in Orlando, FL.
A Time to Remember in her labor of love
After the family moved to Orlando, FL, they joined the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
where the Reverend Lawrence W. Wilson was Pastor. In laboring in love, Sister Ernestine Crum
Hudson was a faithful member of the choir and led many of the songs. As the choir traveled all
over the country singing, she would always sing solos, as everyone always loved to hear her
sing. In addition to her act of grace for Christ, Sister Ernestine Crum Hudson also served as the
Assistant Church Clerk and worked on several Church planning committees with Mrs. Nora
Woodard and the Late Mrs. Hattie Alexander.
The love she has is endless
James and Ernestine met in 1979 in Miami, FL and then joined together as one on June 21, 1980.
To this union, three children were born.
Her life as we’ve known
Sister Ernestine Crum Hudson was a master of versatility but was very well known for being a
master chef like her father. In her early career life in Orlando, she was a housekeeper and later on
worked several years for the Orange County School Board-Title I. After moving to Miami, she
held many jobs such as a secretary for the VA Hospital, a healthcare facility and Comcast; as a
court reporter and moved on to work for the Department of Justice as an investigation secretary
for 25 years until retirement. In her walk in ministry, she was a faithful member of the Ministers’
Wives and Widows Ministry.
A Time to Depart
On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, she departed this life to an everlasting home. We will miss
her, but we will always remember the beauty and blessing that knowing her has brought to us all.

She leaves to rejoice in the victory which she has achieved through Christ: a devoted husband,
Minister James Hudson; three precious daughters, Arlene, Lawanda and Tara (Taheer), of

Miami, FL ; seven beautiful grandchildren, Zahmeer, Khahrutzah, Khiyeem, Ja’lene, Jaleyah,
Azahnyah and Liorah, Miami, FL; four lovely sisters, Carolean (Nathaniel) Sanders, Jeanette
Smith, Francine (Melvin) Scott and Pearl Crum, Orlando, FL; two amazing brothers, Solomon
Crum and James (Quin) Crum, Orlando, FL; Wonderful Sister-in-laws, Cookie Polite
(Herman), Savannah, GA, Doris Davis, Miami, FL, Williemae Perry (John), Virginia Kinlaw
(Roger) and Jeanette Simmons, Hilton Head, SC. Loving Brother-in-laws, George Hudson
(Lenora), Savannah, GA, Virgil Hudson and Leon Hudson (Pheona), Hilton Head, SC., Raymond
Parker (Mervis) and Walter Simmons, Miami, FL; one precious Aunt, Ocie B Gant, Pensacola,
FL; Extended family, William T. and Adah Clark (Brother and Sister), Miami, FL, Kim Studstill
and Victoria Wright (godchild), Chicago, IL. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Four in laws preceded her in death.

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Open Viewing
December 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1701 NW 69th St
Miami, FL 33147

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2023

1:00 PM
MIAMI, FL 33150


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