Jennifer Hethcox Hudmon, 72, of Auburn, Alabama, went to be with her heavenly father on July 31, 2023, at East Alabama Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Tallassee, Alabama, to Morrell and Manelle Hethcox. Growing up in Tallassee was a special time in her life and she was definitely a daddy’s girl. She graduated from Tallassee High School in 1969, where she was a class officer, a varsity cheerleader and a member of multiple other school clubs.

She was a nurse by trade for many years, and then owned/operated First Steps Preschool in Mobile, Alabama. She later sold her business and moved to Orange Beach to sell real estate, where she thrived. There she met her beloved husband William “Bill” Hudmon. They were the most loyal and loving companions to each other for more than 23 years. They enjoyed traveling to the beach in Destin and to the casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi. She was a wonderful loving mother to her children Brooke and Gabe, and she adored spending time with all of her grandchildren. For many years until her illness, she never missed a chance to attend their many tennis matches, baseball games, dance recitals, horseshows and rodeos. She was so very proud of each and every one of them. Another of her favorite activities was preparing delicious home-cooked meals for her friends and family to enjoy.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents. She is survived by her husband William; her sister Cressinda Hethcox; her children Brooke Hamiter (Doug) and Gabe Hornsby; stepson David Hudmon (Tammra); grandchildren Weston Hamiter (Cate), William Hamiter, Anne Douglas Hamiter, Sam Hornsby, Haley Smith (Dustin) and Ashley Hoyt (Colson); great-granddaughter Cannon Smith and several nephews/nieces.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, a with memorial service to following at 11 a.m.