Hundreds gathered to pay their respect to Bro. Freeman Walter Hudson on Wednesday, September 12th. One reason for many who paid their last respect was not just a connection to his spouse, Former Mayor Paula, rather he was a notable man of many talents that exhibited itself on several fronts, from a career that he chose to reach people on every level.
He matriculated to Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. and Central State University In Wilberforce, Ohio, where he majored in Broadcast Communications. His voice became one of distinction on WVOI and WRVF Radio Stations, where many remembered him for his skilled ability to provide rock and roll and classic music which soothed his listeners. He was also a trained Sports Announcer.
Mr. Freeman's celebration of his life took place at Redeemer Lutheran Church, where Pastor Lori Strang was the Officiant and the Eulogist was Rev. Chester Ricks, Sr. Senior Pastor of the Phillips Memorial Temple CME church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Others who shared in the service was Rev. James Willis, Senior Pastor at St. Paul Baptist Church, Old Testament Reading by Ms. Layla's Roberts, New Testament Scripture by Ms. Asya Roberts, Reflections by Deacon Quincy Carter and Mr. Mathew Naujock, The Psalm Reading was done by Ms. Trinity Temple and the Love Scripture by Ms. Nadia Temple, musical selections were provided by Mr. Rick White and Ms. Ramona Collins and the acknowledgements were given by Ms. Charlene Dewberry.
It is known by all who reported it that Mr. Freeman was well loved by all who knew him because he loved people and had quite a unique way to show it. He was also a family man who was focused on making sure that his family was priority. His quite spirit made way for others to be spotlighted while he remained committed to ensure their success. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Paula, six children, 12 grandchildren, a brother, 4 aunts and 1 uncle. Also cherishing his memory is his Toledo Mom, Lola Glover. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Hudson was born in Catula, Ga. but will travel to Fort Mitchell, Al. for burial at the Fort Mitchell National Veteran Cemetery, as he was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. We pray for continued prayers and support for Former Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and family in the days ahead. May God bless and comfort you!