James Barnett Hudson, Jr., also known as Jamey, died at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida on November 16, 2020. He was 50 years old.
James was born on November 15, 1970 in Marianna, Florida. He grew up in Marianna, attended Riverside Elementary School, Marianna Middle School, and graduated from Marianna High School.
James had a long career as an emergency services dispatcher. At the age of 17, he began working at the Marianna Police Department. He later worked in Quincy, Florida. He spent the majority of his career in Leon County, working for the Leon County Sheriff’s Department/Consolidated Communications Department for over 20 years.
James had a genetic disease called Becker Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. In spite of his disability, he was able to remain independent throughout most of his adult life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed taking his son fishing at Mexico Beach.
James is survived by his son, Bryson James Hudson of Tallahassee, his father, James Hudson, Sr. of Mexico Beach, his mother, Barbara Hudson of Tallahassee, his sisters, Lynn Hudson of Tallahassee, and Laurie Mikuta (Hudson), his brother-in-law, Joel Mikuta, and his niece, Georgia Grace Mikuta, all of New Port Richey, Florida, his aunts, Frances Hudson Maggard of Mexico Beach, and Jan Hudson Clemmons of Lawrenceville, Georgia, his uncle, Earl Hudson of Mexico Beach, as well as several cousins and friends.
No service is scheduled at this time. At a later date, his ashes will be scattered into the Gulf of Mexico. Donations may be made in his name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young-Fulford Funeral Home and Crematory.