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Lamar Cortez Hudson Sr.

October 25, 1979 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 41)

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Sgt. Lamar Cortez Hudson Sr., a proud veteran of the United States Army, returned to his heavenly home suddenly on September 27th, 2021.

Lamar was born on October 25th, 1979. He is the son of Lee and Morrisine Hudson. Lamar attended Elyria schools and graduated in 1998. At the age of 19, Lamar enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1999-2005. He valued his service highly and attained the rank of Sergeant. As part of his service, he served in two tours in Bosnia and Iraq. Some of his military accomplishments include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal. Lamar also served with the Task Force Iron Ranger 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, and the 1st Brigade Combat Team. As well as the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) which was task organized and attached under the 82nd Airborne Division from September 2003 to February 2004. Then under the 1st Marines Division from February to September in 2004. Lamar was awarded to wear the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for Former Wartime Service. Lamar was also inducted into the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, as being a part of the 1st Infantry Division (aka The Big Red One). 

One of Lamar’s biggest accomplishments was being a father. He loved his children dearly. His children called their dad a supporter, strong, and funny. He was their superhero, and even as adults, they still see him this way. He was always there for them through all their accomplishments, disappointments, and everything in between. He taught them to enjoy every moment life has to offer. Being a dependable father was of the utmost importance to Lamar and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family. 

Lamar was an exceptional man. Every person he came in contact with felt nothing but love from him. He touched the lives of so many people whether it was from an inspirational talk with him, the witty jokes he made, or the silly social media posts he posted regularly that kept us laughing. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and had previously been an active member of the Street Soldiers MC. He loved watching his son Daeon play college football, gardening, and making renovations on his house. He also loved taking walks and bike rides with his daughter Kaidence. Lamar will be missed. We will miss those random but needed phone calls from him “just to check on us”, as well as the holiday family gatherings at his house. We will miss his signature and infectious laugh. Our love for him will always be eternal.

Lamar is survived by his wife of 18 years, Janette Hudson. His legacy lives on through his children Kiyasia Hudson, Martale Hudson, and Kaidence Hudson (Mother: Crystal Hill), Daeon Hudson (Mother: Tiffany Rollison), and Kylie Hudson (Mother: Janette Hudson). His mother Morrisine Hudson, siblings; Theodosia Young, Raylette Stephens (Danny), Lee Hudson (Nykema), Patrice Lively (Anthony), and Shamon Hudson, Andre Hudson, Gerald Toney, Richard Norwood, Asia Cockran.  His 13 nieces and nephews, as well as 17 great-nieces and nephews; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Hudson Sr. and brother, Yuri Lee West. Lamar loved everyone he was surrounded by and he was loved deeply as well.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021. With a viewing from 10 am-noon and service starting at noon at Cathedral of Praise Worship and Family Center, 4545 Elyria Ave, Lorain OH 44055. Repass will be immediately after at the Amvets Post 32 Elyria, 11087 Middle Ave. Elyria OH 44035. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carter Funeral Home. 

The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during this time of bereavement. May God Bless and Keep You. 


The Hudson Family 

Arrangements Entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc, Lorain Ohio 44055, 440-244-5200

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