Martha Lee Noble Hudson died October 26, 2016. She was born in Monticello, Florida on May 20, 1944 to the late James Noble and Abbie Williams Peck. She and her mother migrated to Indian River County in 1945, and she was raised in Vero Beach by her father and mother James Albert and Abbie Williams McPhee.
Martha received Christ at an early age, and became a member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church. She served as Superintendent for the Sunday School, on the Steward Board, sang in the choir, Financial Secretary and numerous other positions in her church.
She graduated from Gifford High School in 1962, and furthered her education earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Education from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Martha taught at Clemans Elementary, Vero Beach High School and later in her 30 year career, open the District's first Alternative Education facility. She also volunteered at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center, the local branch of the NAACP, and supported programs, as a member, held by the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
Martha was transitioned from life to eternity all too soon. She was preceded in death by her fathers, James Noble and James McPhee; her mother, Abbie McPhee; her brother, Stephen Peck, Sr.; and her sisters, Ella Mae Dixon Bellany and Carolyn Noble Pendergrass.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Hudson; daughter, Edwina Hudson (John) Suit; brothers, Calvin (Loraine) Noble, Rufus (Julie) Noble, and Melvin (Evelyn) Noble; sisters, Betty Stroder, Joyce (Douglass) Mann, Erma (Ron) Roberts, and Claretha (Roosevelt) Harris; goddaughters, Vanessa Bannister, Alison Rhoden, and Edwyna Meyka McKinney; godsons, Brian Carter, Edwin McKinney, Jr., and Kendrick Willis; sisters-in-law, Parkie Peck, Nicey Williams, Doris Wright, Emma Hudson, Jackye Hudson and Hazel Hudson; brothers-in-law, A. Ronald Hudson, Harry Hudson and BJ Pendergrass. She leaves a host of loving relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1905 38th Lane, Vero Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach, FL. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Garden, Ft. Pierce.
Martha requested, in lieu of flowers, please make a generous donation to the Gifford Youth Achievement Center, 4875 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32967-6327.