Shirley Hudson Tate, age 79, of Drakes Branch, VA, went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Joel and Virginia Scott Hudson and the last of nine Hudson siblings.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Arnold Wayne Tate; one daughter, Penny; grandson, Daniel Tate and granddaughter, Deanna Amos.

She is survived by two sons, David Tate (Beverley) of Drakes Branch, Gary Green (Patti) of Drakes Branch; one daughter, Brenda Green Powell (Richard) of Chase City; four grandchildren, Allen Wayne and AnneMarie Tate, Tara Green Holt (Jason), and Andrea Green; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Shirley was a well-respected and highly regarded Nurse. She worked as an ICU Nurse at Halifax Regional Hospital and with Dr. Roger Browne and Associates at Hupps Mill Associates of South Boston. Not to mention she was the family and “Neighborhood Nurse”.

She was known for her wit and outspokenness and acute knowledge in Nursing. She loved her family and was always concerned with their welfare.  This concern spilled over to her many generations of nieces and nephews, and she could name all of them.

She will be sorely missed and memories of her and the legacy she left will be cherished by her family, friends, and co-workers.

A private graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Drakes Branch, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. jerlene perdieu

    03 April 2020 3 years ago

    Shirley and Wayne was the perfect couple, Like the song all my love ones have gone.their life work was done We will miss each and all love Jeri

  2. Kaye Lucado

    03 April 2020 3 years ago

    So very, very sorry for all of Shirley’s family. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. The Lucado family

  3. Bonnie Hudson

    03 April 2020 3 years ago

    Prayers for the family she was loved by everyone

  4. Wanda Murray

    04 April 2020 3 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. May God comfort you and have peace knowing she is healed and in heaven with all her loved ones who went on before her.

  5. Susan M Dalton

    04 April 2020 3 years ago

    During this sad time I am sending my heartfelt prayers to you David, Beverly and family. I have so many fond memories of Shirley from the years we both worked at HRH. I always appreciated most her honesty and friendship. Indeed a very special lady who will be missed by all, especially her dear family.Take care.

  6. Dale N Lindsey

    04 April 2020 3 years ago

    I am so sorry about Shirley. She and I had so many great times at Halifax Regional Hospital working in ICU. When I went to be charge nurse on E2 I could call Dr Tate for patient problems. She had me a big baby shower in ICU when I was pregnant with Cory. Shirley was a great caring person. I’m so glad God let our paths cross. Rest in Peace Shirley. You have fought the good fight.

  7. Linda Goodrich

    04 April 2020 3 years ago

    Sending prayers to the family!

  8. Mark Slabach

    07 April 2020 3 years ago

    May you experience God’s comfort and peace in to days and weeks to come. Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She made a difference in the lives of many as a nurse. When working together as nurses at HRH, Shirley always listened and put the welfare of others first.

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