Emma Joyce (Hudson) Thompson

September 14, 1938 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 82)


Emma Joyce Hudson Thompson, age 82, of Bloomfield, Kentucky passed away at 11:32 a.m., Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on September 14, 1938 to the late Ruel and Nellie Hood Hudson.

She was a lifelong member of the Willisburg Church Of God Of Prophecy where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years as well as serving in other positions in the church. She was a retired employee of YKK Universal Fasteners. Emma enjoyed yard work/gardening, reading, word seek puzzles, watching her Kentucky Wildcats play basketball and spending time with her family and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband of fifty-six years, William “Buddy” Thompson on June 28, 2013 and a sister, Janet Hudson Chesser on April 13, 1987.

She is survived by her son, Stevie (Sharon) Thompson of Chaplin and her daughter, Rebecca (Marty) Chesser of Glendale, KY. She loved her four grandchildren with all her heart, Stephanie (Wes) Vittitoe, Spenser Thompson, Emily (Aaron) Pile and Connor Chesser. She had a special child, Jennifer Long of Bardstown who she loved dearly. Emma had five great grandchildren, Kamden Pile, Malachi Vittitoe, Korbin Pile, Naomi Vittitoe, Titus Vittitoe and one that is due in April, baby Pile. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Chesser of Chaplin and Lana (Lynn) Chesser of Bloomfield and four brothers, William “Buddy” Hudson of Louisville, Dewayne (Debi) Hudson of Bloomfield, Donnie (Shirley) Hudson of Bloomfield and Vernon (Wilma) Hudson of New Albany, IN.

Emma will be greatly missed by her family and everyone that knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22nd at the Willisburg Church Of God Of Prophecy with Rev. Mike Willingham, a former pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Keith Creech and Rev. Millard Ledford.

Burial will be in the High View Cemetery at Chaplin.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Shields, David Shields, Anthony Thompson, David Thompson, Scott Chesser, Brett Hudson, Tom Hudson and Jason Hudson.

Visitation will be after 4:00 Sunday at the Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy, 4861 Brush Grove Road, Willisburg, Kentucky 40078.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bloomfield Church Of God Of Prophecy.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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February 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy
4861 Brush Grove Rd
Willisburg, KY 40078

Funeral Service
February 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Willisburg Church of God of Prophecy
4861 Brush Grove Rd
Willisburg, KY 40078

February 22, 2021

High View Cemetery
4880 Lawrenceburg Rd.
Chaplin, KY 40012

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