of Little Rock, AR
December 22, 1926 - April 30, 2022
Rose Metrailer Hudgens, 95, of Little Rock, died on April 30, 2022. She was born December 22, 1926, in Little Rock, to the late Anthony and Henrietta Metrailer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Gerald Vaugine Hudgens, Sr. and her ten older siblings. She was the last surviving member of her generation in the Metrailer family. She is survived by her eight children, Diane Logan (Dave Cartier), Gerald, Jr. (Gwen), Susan Massey, Helen Billingsley (John), Robert Hudgens (Cathy), Stephen Hudgens (Tonya), Alice Cooner (Les) and Janie Hudgens. Also preceding her in death were her sons-in-law, Tom Logan and Charles Massey. She is also survived by her 15 precious grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.Through her strong faith and steady presence, she offered unconditional love to her large family and had a gift for knowing just when to offer thoughtful support or gentle guidance. She was a woman of grace with an infectious smile and a style that always kept up with the times. She had an amazing ability to make everyone in her presence feel special and her encouragement to be happy will live on with her family.A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in the chapel of Roller-Chenal, with a Rosary staring at 6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 am, Wednesday, May 4th, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Road. Memorials may be made in Rose's name to Mt. St. Mary Academy, where she was a 1944 graduate, Little Rock Carmelite Nuns or Catholic High School.
Our condolences to Aunt Rose’s family.And I appreciate the hospitality shown me by Aunt Rose and Uncle Gerald through the years.Richard
Alice I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like your Mom was a wonderful person and I hope you find comfort in a lifetime of beautiful memories. With love and thanksgiving for all our Mommas.
What a wonderful gift she was to so many generations. How proud you must be to know she shared such a beautiful life with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Linda and Gary Wein❤️
Sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Rose. I will never forgot her great smile and the way she made everyone feel so loved. My heart goes out to all my cousins. She will always have a special place in my heart."Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."Lucia
Aunt Rose was always so sweet & loving. She always made me feel so special each time I saw her. She was a true beautiful ROSE!Love, Mary & Lane Family
Our family vacationed every summer in Little Rock and I remember that Aunt Rose was always a happy and welcoming person. It’s sad to think she was the last of her generation. I’m sure she will be greatly missed.
Such a warm, wonderful person! We will all miss her.
Our lunch bunch will miss sweet Rose. Love to her family.
Our sincere condolences go out to Alice, Les and all the family. Mrs. Hudgens was quite the impressive lady and what a wonderful life lived!
On behalf of the entire Jacuzzi family we wish to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of Rose.
Steve, Robert, Alice and The Hudgens Family: Your mother was a devout Catholic Lady who loved our Country, our Catholic Faith and her Family. Your parents were the perfect Catholic couple. They were always so nice and kind to me. i admired them greatly. They raised a wonderful family. I will never forget the detailed notebook that Mr. Hudgens maintained concerning his courtship of Mrs. Hudgens. It was very beautiful and moving ! They constantly exhibited their love for each other and their family including their many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren. May Rose Rest in the Peace of Christ with her beloved husband Gerald and all of our Loved Ones who have passed away to Heaven. Reg Rogers St. Edwards School Class of 1973, Catholic High Class of 1977
Gerry, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I do remember her, she was a sweet, gentle lady. I know you will miss her. My prayers for you & your family.Janice Finch Wilkerson
Rest in Peace, Dear Aunt Rose. We all have another angel in heaven. Much Love to all my Hudgens cousins and their families—sending prayers for peace & strength to you all. Love,Tommy Kelly
Aunt Rose always made me feel so loved, as she did everyone. The name "Rose" fit her beautifully. She was a bright, blooming Rose to the world. My love, prayers and thoughts go out to all her family. Peace, Patty Kelly