Bessie LeVelle Hudgins

Bessie LeVelle Hudgins, 75, of Votaw, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX surround by her loving family.

She was born March 7, 1943, in Thicket, TX to Willie Price Burnett and Dovie Margaret Rhodes. Mrs. Hudgins lived in the Votaw area most of her life where she loved the lord and made it her mission to make people smile and happy. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch with her fur-baby Jackie and drank her coffee. She is most known for her big heart and the love she had for everybody, she truly made a lasting impression.

Mrs. Hudgins is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Dovie Burnett; husband, Elmer Francis “Slim” Hudgins; brother, Jimmy Burnett; brothers-in-law, Jim Wayne Love and Ray Bailey; and great-great-niece, Dixie Norman.

Those left to cherish her memory are; daughter, Pamela Sue Hudgins of Porter, TX; brothers, Marvin Burnett and wife Brenda of Kountze, Willie Burnett and wife Pat of Zavalla, Larry Burnett and wife Becky of Votaw, Rip Burnett and wife Sherry of Batson, Nunnie Burnett and wife Jeanne of Holly Grove, and Jack Burnett and wife Jessica of Kountze; sisters, Bobbie Ann Stewart of Votaw, Sissy Loftin and husband Bubba of Saratoga, Nell Bailey of Votaw, Bitsy Love of Thicket and Melonie Vanya and husband Kevin of Votaw, numerous nieces and nephews which she considered her children, all 167 of them, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Sunday, February 3, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Saratoga at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating, interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. A gathering of Mrs. Hudgins family and friends will be Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at First Baptist Church in Saratoga.

Honoring Mrs. Hudgins as pallbearers will be Erick Burnett, Kyle Burnett, Don Burnett, Bobby Dale Burnett, Mitch Vanya, Craig Minton, Jimbo Love, and Craig Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Price Stewart, Nate Stewart, Scotty Burnett, J.R. Bailey, and Sambo Loftin.

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