Passed: November 02, 2022


Passed: November 02, 2022



Heaven’s gates opened and another angel was received.

On November 2nd CLAUDIA HUDSON-SIMS, age 77, went to be with Jesus.

She passed peacefully in Hospice after a long illness.

Claudia was born in Charleston in 1945, graduated from Charleston High School, and later worked in New Jersey and then went on to work professionally for the West Virginia Department of Health.  Following that she worked for a well-known Stock Brokerage Office in North Carolina and attended North Carolina Wesleyan College before returning to West Virginia in 1993.

Claudia was the 16th of 16 children born to Harvey Hudson and Ina Means.  She is survived by sisters Mary Hollingsworth, Corrine Shumway, Patty Casto and Margy Stockton.  And by her loving husband Tom, stepdaughter Kim, and granddaughter Thora.

A long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston, Claudia led a group for senior citizens called the “Jolly Group” and consistently supported many causes but especially missionary groups.  It was her hope to go to the mission field herself.

Married in 1986, Claudia greatly enjoyed travels with her husband Tom.  She also loved dancing, singing in the choir, bowling, and a good game of Scrabble.  She liked to watch Wheel of Fortune and even travelled to five different cities for contestant tryouts.

A Celebration of Claudia’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 19th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Charleston.  Visitation by family and friends will begin at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers it was Claudia’s wish that donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Kanawha County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be sent to the family at .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  1. Deepest condolences to you Tom, and the rest of your family, in the passing of beautiful Claudia. You will be in the thoughts and prayers of all your classmates.

  2. Tom, I’m sorry for your tremendous loss. Treasure favorite memories. Hugs and prayers.

  3. Our sincere condolences Tom, Margy and your entire family. Thoughts and prayers in the passing of Claudia…..

    Miriam (Bell) and David Taylor/Scott Depot, WV

  4. Tom, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.

  5. Much love to you Tom. Come visit soon.

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