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LOVE, Betty Lucille (Hudson)
LOVE, Betty Lucille (Hudson) Age 76, of Lancaster, California, entered Heavens Gate, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, following a lengthy battle with Diabetes and Cancer, and quietly went home to be with the Lord. She was surrounded by family in her home. Betty was born May 17, 1936, in Purcell, Oklahoma, to Walter C. and Odessa Hudson. Betty grew up in Purcell, Okla., where she attended public schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Upon graduating High School, Betty pursued a Cosmetology Degree from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. She later received an Associates Degree in Business from Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, Calif. While in the 7th grade, she met and later married the love of her life, Orbin C. Love, Sr., USAF (retired), where they had eight children (three deceased). After excelling as a homemmaker/hairdresser, and a military wife until her children were of school age, she was then employed by the Muroc Unified School District as a Special Education Teachers Aide, where she served faithfully for the next 28 years, and retiring from Desert High School at Edwards AFB, Calif., in 1996. Along with her family, the love of her life was serving God, and she served Him wherever He took her in the world, most specifically as a Choir Director, a Musician, a Sunday School Teacher and later, under the leadership of her husband as Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, she served as First Lady and Church Secretary. Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 54 years; her children; Berrenda Love-Lewis (Mark) of Chicago Ill., Orbin C. Jr. (Anna) of Bakersfield, Calif., Rev. Kelvin L. Sr. (Trudy) of Houston, Texas, Michele Trapani, of Lancaster, Calif., Christina Foster (Marco), of Albany Ga., 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece Patty Corbert, and one nephew Cabby Mitchell. Visitation Services for Mrs. Love will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2013 at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, 808 E. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, Calif., with Funeral Services to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013, at First Southern Baptist Church 603 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, Calif., with a second service to be held on March 30, 2013, in Purcell, Oklahoma, with internment to be at Hillside Cemetery, in Purcell. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made in Bettys memory, to the American Diabetes Association and/or the national Cancer Institute. www.joshuamortuary.com

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