On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Philip (PJ) Eugene Hudson Jr., of Lithia, Florida, passed away at the age of 49 in Sun City Hospice House after a two year long battle with colon cancer. He was born on November 19, 1969 in Framingham, MA to Philip Hudson Sr. and Susan (Smith) Hudson. He joined the United States Army after four years of ROTC at Brandon High. After medical discharge from the Army, he graduated from Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland, Florida. He was a practicing minister in Rockville, Indiana and Olney, Illinois where he developed lasting connections with the youth. After preaching, he went on to work various jobs through Fed Ex, underwing instructor with Delta Airlines, Comcast operator, and ended his career with Lockheed Martin.
In his spare time, his hobbies included online gaming, playing Magic the Gathering, social events with friends and family, and watching movies. He also enjoyed collecting Legos, swords, Star Wars figures, and the newest computer and electronics. He was a big fan of fast cars, long stories, and funny jokes. He never took life too seriously – he was known for always having a quick comeback and infectious smile to share. He maintained his humor through his fight with cancer, his positivity spreading to his family and doctors until the end. His life was one lived happily.
PJ was preceded in death by his father Philip Hudson Sr., and is survived by his mother Susan Hudson of Lithia, Florida, wife Celeste Hudson of Frederick, Maryland, children Alexandria Hudson of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Zachariah Hudson of Frederick, Maryland, brother Chris Hudson of Florida.
Graveside Services will be on October 25, 2019 at 1:30pm at Bushnell National Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held for family and friends on October 26, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Moffitt Cancer Center in PJ’s honor.
Graveside Services will be on October 25, 2019
Bushnell National Cemetery
A celebration of life service will be held for family and friends on October 26, 2019Get Directions