Myrtle Hudson Pilkington

    Birth Date: 11/26/1922
    Deceased Date: 10/07/2020

    Selma – Myrtle Hudson Pilkington, age 97, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born November 26, 1922 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late J.C. and Clyda Dunn Hudson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Pilkington; grandson, Steve Pilkington; sisters, Gertrude Howell and Vergie DeLoach; and brother, Lee Edward Hudson.

    Myrtle was a member of Selma Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and a proud volunteer at Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield for almost 28 years.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Mr. Luby Tyner, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens. The public may pay their repects to Ms. Pilkington on Friday October 8, 2020 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Surviving are her sons, Bobby Pilkington and wife Georgia of Smithfield, Tom Pilkington and wife Gay of Raeford, and Charles Pilkington and wife Denise of Clayton; daughter, Jane Batten of Wendell; brother, Leon Hudson of Smithfield; sister, Hilda Palmer of Waynesville; grandchildren, Greg Pilkington, Jonathan Pilkington, Aaron Pilkington, Byron Pilkington, Jordana Burchett, and Donna Woodard Batten; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

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