Rosalyn JaNell (Nell) Puryear Hudson of Virgilina passed away in peace on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 85.

Born in Halifax County on Aug. 2, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Mary Wilborn Puryear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Edward Hudson Jr.

Nell was a dedicated member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She was a beautician for over 50 years. For many years Professional Beauty Salon was her second home.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Ann Kathryn Hudson and Ashley Hudson Green; great grandchildren, Jacob Comer, Dixie Overby, Addison Bowen and Julianna Green; brother, Phil Puryear (Patsy); and sister, Betty Caldwell (Jack).

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by son, Edward Dean Hudson; sister, Doris Marks; and brothers, J.T. Puryear, Lindy Puryear and Jerry Puryear.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4129 E. Hyco Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.