Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High School, where she played field hockey, basketball and softball. That same year, she married the love of her life, Sam Hudson. They were married for 52 years, until Sam’s death in 2004.

Their greatest joy was spending time with their family. They were devoted to their daughters, Karen Sue and Stephanie, and spent countless hours cheering on their grandchildren at soccer games, wrestling matches, dance recitals, plays and any other events where they could show their support. Hudson was always the first person to start a standing ovation. Their home was constantly filled with family and friends, often gathered around the dining room table enjoying her cooking.

She worked as a teacher’s aide at East Millsboro Elementary School for 27 years, where she treated every single student as if he or she were her own child or grandchild. The number of teeth she pulled, hugs she gave and lives she touched are countless.

Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; brothers, Alton Spicer, Richard Spicer and Johnny Spicer; and a sister, Helen Mumford. survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Bastianelli and her husband, Steve, of Bear, Del., and Stephanie Hughes and her husband, R.L., of Millsboro, Del.; grandchildren Tyler Bastianelli and his wife, Cristina, Megan Sungail and her husband, Cameron, Julie and Katie Hughes; and great-grandson, Rowan Sungail; her sister, Pat Gordon and her husband, Harry; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Anne Hudson, and Lois White and her husband, Bob; and many special nieces and nephews.

Hudson was a lifelong member of Hickory Hill United Methodist Church. The family suggested memorial donations to the church c/o Roy Rogers; 28209 Walt Carmean Ln.; Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Vitas Hospice; 30265 Commerce Dr., Ste. 202; Millsboro, DE 19966, which provided great comfort during a difficult time. The family also thanked her caregiver Carol Sue Bawel, who provided great friendship and assistance during the last years of her life. A funeral service was to be held Dec. 9, 2018, at Watson Funeral Home, with interment at Millsboro Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at