Joyce Carolyn Hudson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in a local hospital. She was a 1966 graduate of Riverside High School. She received her B.S. degree from Knoxville College and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Joyce was a faithful member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby James Hudson; father, Emmit Walker; mother, Clyde Walker; grandson, Anthony Hudson; and brother, Bruce Walker. Survivors include her son, Bobby Sean (Shedesha) Hudson; daughter, Keisha Nicole (Steve) Shepherd, both of Chattanooga; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Royce (Betty) Walker, of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Terrie Colvin, of Chattanooga; several nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. She will lie-in-state on Friday at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at noon at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Williams as the eulogist. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.