Jacquelyn Penny Dudley

Jacquelyn Penny Dudley

Suffolk, VA
12.12.1927 - 08.02.2020

Jacquelyn Penny Watson Dudley, 92, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Born in Hampton, VA to the late Charles and Dorothy Watson, she was predeceased by her late husband of 58 years, Raymond W. Dudley.

Jacquelyn was a graduate of Hampton High and Longwood College. She taught in the Suffolk Public Schools, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and did private tutoring with children. She was a member of the Suffolk Christian Church and sang in the choir. She instilled her great love of music and the arts in her children.

She is survived by her children, Ray Dudley, Jr., Dr. David Dudley, Scott Dudley, and Penny Dudley, and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Birkit and her only brother, C.W. Watson, Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1 PM in the Cypress Chapel Christian Church Cemetery.  The family requests memorial donations to the charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com



Dear Dudley family, your mother was a wonderful friend and a great teacher for my children! I continue to think of her often and her words of comfort and encouragement! I send to each of you my sincere sympathy.

Brenda Kincaid

Jackie and her family have been long-time valued members of Suffolk Christian Church. We have missed her upbeat manner and her musical offerings. You have our sincere prayers and sympathy. God bless you.

Michael D Halley

Dear Mrs. Dudley family,
Your mother was my fifth grade teacher and I absolutely loved her. She was always so cheerful, positive and encouraging. Several years ago, when she was sorting through things, she contacted me about an engraved silver plate that my mother had given her as a Homeroom class gift. She wanted me to have it and I just thought that was so kind and thoughtful. Your mother was wonderful. Please accept my sincere condolences to each of you. I will keep you in my prayers.
Ginny Gidley

Ginny Frohman Thomas Gidley

Penny, David, Pete, And Scott my sincerest condolences. Am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.

Richard Grant

Richard Grant

Please know my thoughts are with your family.
I am very sorry I cannot attend the service. I have a Dr. appointment for my sister, Peggy, and we have been waiting for four months due to Covid.
I have many fond memories of Jackie and have the beautiful baby blankets she made my children. Please know others care.

Martha Moore Turner

Dear Dudleys,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. Dudley at school functions. May your dear memories of her and her love for you comfort you at this time and in the future.
Bobby Oliver

Bobby Oliver

So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing and hope she is at peace. My condolences to all family and thanks to Skip for notifying us of her illness and passing. Due to recent health issues I will not be able to attend but send warm wishes to all.
With Love

Sherry Bentley Turpin

Dear Dudley Family: I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My “second Mom” growing up, I loved her dearly. A nicer person would be hard to find! God bless all of you, and her memory, always.

Bruce Marr



Dudley Family so sorry for your loss, praying for you all during this difficult time

David W Westnedge

To the Dudley Family, So sorry for your loss of your Mother. She was a very special person. I had the opportunity to sit in the choir with Mrs. Dudley. She sang at my wedding and I wore her wedding dress. Kenny and I send you our thoughts and prayers to your family.

Kenny and Vicki Martin

To all the Dudley family, I am very sorry to know of your loss. Jackie was quite a talented woman, a gifted teacher, and a lovely friend. Although I have not seen her for many years, I have warm memories of good conversation and shared laughs. God's
peace to you all.

JoAnn Hunter

Dear Dudley Family,
Your beautiful, kind, and intelligent mother was my English teacher in 6th grade. She later tutored me during my Senior year in High School. Mrs. Dudley is completely responsible for my love of Shakespeare and Poetry. I have fond memories of our conversations. Upon graduating High School 34 years ago, she gifted me a wonderful book of Poetry and beautifully inscribed the book. It has remained one of my prized possessions, and I will treasure it always. I now work in a Suffolk Middle School and many of the techniques, particularly with poetry that she taught me, I have passed on to other students. Her teaching legacy lives on! Your mother touched so many, is very respected and much loved. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Margaret Harry Heuberger

May God comfort the Dudley family in this time of grief. Cherish the pleasant memories, and trust the faith your mother demonstrated, with confidence in eternal life.

Donna Sullivan Harper

Dudley Family, so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. May the Lord give you comfort and strength during these days.
Will Gatling

Will Gatling

We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Mrs. Dudley. Please know we are holding you close in our hearts and sending our deepest condolences. Wishing you peace and comfort in special memories.
Bucky and Kay Hurley

Bucky and Kay Hurley

I want to thank all of you who left such kind comments about my mother. It means much to me to know that you remember and appreciated her. I know she appreciated and loved all of you too.

David W Dudley

What a love she was! As a very impressionable middle schooler at NSA,I remember Mrs. Dudley's never-ending energy and the sparkle in her blue eyes. She was the type of teacher that you wanted to do well for. She was a great role model, a great cheerleader, and someone who kept you "on your toes". From her beautiful handwriting to her sharp wardrobe to how carefully she communicated the basics of critical subjects like English and writing, you could tell she was a perfectionist who inspired others to do the same. Even after returning to Suffolk and seeing her in retirement, she was as vibrant and joyful as I remember. What a legacy for her children and one I hope to emulate. Rest assured, she is dancing and singing with all her former admirers "on the other side".

Dana Cooper Mitchell

We are so saddened to learn of Jackie's passing. She was such a talented person. She was in our church choir, taught school and was a good friend. She taught our daughter at NSA and was one of her favorite teacher's. She was a very special person who will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy to Jackie's family. May all your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.

Claudia & Irvin Salmon

Dear Dudley family, I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mrs. Dudley. She was my fourth grade reading teacher at Andrew J. Brown Elementary in 1969-1970. May the good memories you have of her sustain you in the difficult days and weeks ahead.

Marvin Fanny Jr

To the Dudley Family..
I was saddened to hear of Jackies passing. I spent a lot of time with her over at Lake Prince Woods, we became very close in such a short time ...I enjoyed spending time with her, and sharing stories of our youth and of life's situations. . we cried and laughed alot. She loved each of you dearly and spoke of you often She continued to call me when she was transferred up to the skilled nursing floor .. But we hadn't spoken or seen each other in over a year or so but I never stopped thinking of her. She was a good person and a special lady.

Teresa Baker Froemel

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