This past week I lost someone who meant the world to me. Mrs. Joyce Hudgins, “Jojo” passed away in her home on Monday at the age of 82. I have known this day was coming for quite a while, but no matter how long you suspect something it doesn’t lessen the pain or the loss.
I met Jojo in Mathews VA in 1981 when I went to work taking care of her mother in law, Mrs. Janie Dell Hudgins. Jojo and her husband, Tabb had no children, so immediately they kind of adopted me. At the young age of 19 I needed some guidance, discipline, and self control. Jojo became my conscience, my fairy godmother, truth be told. Had it not been for her I cannot even begin to imagine what road my life might have taken. I will always thank God for having put her in my life at a time when I truly needed someone.
I will miss her dearly. I know that she and Tabb are up there now laughing and giggling and so happy to be reunited.
R.I.P. Jojo, I’d have been lost without you….
Play nice ya’ll……