Myrtle Hudson Whitmore, 84, of Dinwiddie, passed away October 13, 2021. She was born on May 23, 1937 in Petersburg to the late Jeff and Mary Morton Hudson and was a member of Matoaca Baptist Church. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from John Tyler Community College. She was a member of The Alpha Delta Omega National Honor Society and The Human Services Club and was a retired leasing agent for Ivey Gates Apartments, Petersburg. In her active years she was an avid bowler and she also enjoyed writing poetry, winning several awards for her work. She loved God, family, music, sports and traveling. Her desire was to improve the human condition in some way. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Hoyt Archer Whitmore Jr.; son, Jerry Guy Whitmore; brothers, Alfred and William Hudson; and sisters Mary Elizabeth Daul and Doris H. Jones. She is survived by her son, Hoyt A. Whitmore III (Rachel); daughters, Vicki W. Jones (C.J.) and Wendy W. Seaman (Keith); daughter-in-law, Gail V. Whitmore; grandchildren, Myndi Eilert (Chad), Christopher R. Jones, Stephanie J. Caligiuri (Anthony), Courtney M. Jones (Trey), Jessica M. Seaman, Samantha N. Seaman, Lisa G. Witt (Chris), and William “Billy” Whitmore (Kendall); great-grandchildren, Emily-Anne Eilert, Julia Eilert, Ali Varga, Brooklyn Varga, Daniel Varga, Olivia Caligiuri, Addison Caligiuri, Kasey Harney, Emma Witt, Ali Witt, Samuel Witt, Dawson Whitmore, and Campbell Whitmore; brother, Melvin T. Hudson of Dinwiddie; brother-in-law, Phillip Whitmore (Sandy); and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. The family will receive guests at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m., an hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Southlawn Memorial Park, S. Prince George, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (give.bafound.org). Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Her CB handle was "The Champagne Lady."
But to her eight grandchildren she was just Nanny. She gave Sam and I our red hair and curls. She loved bingo and cards. She hosted large Halloween parties and every year after Thanksgiving she would decorate the house for Christmas, singing carols as she went along. And, of course, she liked champagned so much that she said she could drink it for breakfast. She subscribed to her local newspaper for decades, reading it each morning. She even submitted poems to the paper. An aneurysm took away her short-term memory about 24 years ago, but somehow shew as always remembered I was a journalist. And she never forgot her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. We will miss her.
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