Brenda Kay Hudson
April 3, 1959 – September 4, 2023
Brenda Kay Hudson, aka Baby Kakes and Aunt B, passed away September 4, 2023 in Washington, DC. She was born April 3, 1959 to Merle Hugh and Suzanne Catherine (Bradley) Robinson. Affectionately known as “Baby Kakes” to her family, Brenda endured many health struggles as a child, battling Lupus and the ongoing effects of the disease all her life. As a teenager in 1976 she received a kidney transplant which was the first live transplant at Georgetown University Hospital. Her case is still used for numerous studies and research to this day. Brenda grew up in Upper Marlboro and graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1977. She later attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a degree in dietary nutrition. Brenda moved to Owings in 1988 where she raised her son Bradley. She married Dana Hudson on September 19, 2009. Brenda worked in the payroll department for Prince George’s County Public Schools for many years, retiring in the early 2000’s. She was a devout Catholic and devoted member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Upper Marlboro. She was honored to have met Pope Francis during his visit to DC. Family was very important to her, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins, and loved watching the Baltimore Orioles with her husband Dana. She was also passionate about caring for and protecting the Earth, recycling, and doing anything to help the environment.
Brenda is survived by her husband Dana Hudson, son Bradley Robinson and his wife Jennifer of Shady Side, grandchildren Remington, Ripken, and Reagan, and siblings Michele Tucker and her husband Sidney of Upper Marlboro, Beverly Knee and her husband Ivan of Lothian, Renee Lester and her husband Brian of Lothian, Daniel Robinson of Lothian, and Mark Robinson of North Beach, as well as many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Sue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brenda Hudson Memorial Fund at the link below. A reception will follow at Oldfields Episcopal Church Claggett Hall, 15837 Prince Frederick Road, Hughesville, MD 20637.
Saturday, September 16, 2023