Mrs. Evelyn Jo Hudson Garner was born Saturday, April 30, 1932 in Trumann, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Murray and Ermina (Wilson) Hudson. Mrs. Garner went peacefully to be with her Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her home in Trumann, Arkansas at the age of 86. Mrs. Garner was born in Trumann, Arkansas and at an early age moved to Blytheville, Arkansas.
Miss Evelyn Hudson married Mr. Jimmie Garner on October 15, 1950. She followed her husband to Massachusetts and New York while he served the army during the Korean War. She served as Secretary for Trinity Baptist Association for 28 years; served on the Board of the Arkansas Baptist News magazine and Camp Board at Cedar Glade Baptist Camp, also President of the Young at Heart Group of First Baptist Church, Trumann; she taught Sunday School in several churches. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Trumann. She and her husband were active with the Arkansas Campers on Missions. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Jimmie Lee Garner, who passed away December 2, 1997 and her daughter Rebekah Lee (Garner) Self who passed away February 24, 2007, her seven sisters: Dortha Lucille, Reville Ruth, OmaDell, Lila Marie, Lynna Lawanda, Viva Dean, and Sherry Kay; and her parents Murray and Ermina (Wilson) Hudson.
She is survived by her son James Matthew