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Joyce Alta Wootten Hudson

August 10, 1952 ~ February 17, 2018 (age 65)

Obituary of Joyce Alta Wootten Hudson:


Joyce Alta Wootten Hudson, 65, of Dagsboro, DE went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

She was born in Harbeson, DE, on August 10, 1952 to the late Melvin Reese Wootten and Doris E. Wootten Fisher (who survives her).  She retired from 17 years of service from Walgreens Pharmacy in Millsboro, and had previously worked for many years as a waitress at Sam’s Restaurant in Millsboro, and Smith Family Restaurant in Georgetown. During her final years she also served as a waitress at the Mill Pond Restaurant in Millsboro, where she met so many fine people and she was thankful to have such a great boss over the years.


Joyce attended Carey’s United Methodist Church in Millsboro.  She was a beloved, kind, caring person who was loved by the community.  She simply never met a stranger!


She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Virgil W. Hudson; her mother Doris Wootten Carrier, and her beloved step-father, Donald Carrier.  She is also survived by her daughter: Shelly Waples; son-in-law Kevin; and a grand-daughter: Taylor; and grand-son: Travis.  Joyce has two sisters: Linda Hitchens and family; and Thelma Green, her husband Jerry, and family.


Her sisters-in-law: Rachel Pusey, and family; Jennie Caudall and family; Jo Ann Mitchell, and family; and Judy Hudson, and family.  She was preceded in death by her father: Melvin Wootten.


A time of viewing and visitation will be held from 6 till 8 PM at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 to meet with the family.   Interment and Committal Rites will be private at a later time at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Joyce’s memory to either the Delaware Hospice Center 100 Patriot Way,  Milford, DE 19963 or to Carey’s United Methodist Church, in Millsboro, DE


Electronic condolences to:

Donations may be made to:


Carey's United Methodist Church
22750 Carey's Camp Road, C/O Josephine Dorey, Millsboro DE 19966

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