Ella Dudley

Ella Louise Dudley

Sunday, April 28th, 1935 - Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Funeral service for Mrs. Ella Louise Dudley will be held 2:00pm, Sunday, August 16, 2020 in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Bro. Philip Bedenbender officiating, interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until time of service at the funeral home.

Ella Louise Dudley passed away from this life to her eternal home peacefully on August 14, 2020 at the age of 85. She was born April 28, 1935 to the union of Rev. JT and Helen Peoples in Dora, Alabama. She married in 1953 and shared a long beautiful life with her husband, Rev. John C. Dudley who preceded her in death in 2008. She was known as Sister Dudley by most and found the most joy in life by serving others as a Pastor’s Wife at West Monroe, LA Church of God for 42 years. Sister Dudley was the director of the Ladies Ministry, Willing Workers, Accounting and Children’s Church. She was well known for her outstanding cooking and baking skills, and only a select few actually know the secrets to her famous cheesecake. She was a talented musician and played the organ or piano every church service she attended. She loved her church family dearly and spent countless hours at the hospitals and nursing homes visiting and praying with those in need. To her family she was known as Mama. She could always make every holiday and occasion special and enjoyed any opportunity to set her table for Family. Her hands were rarely still. Her life was spent in constant motion doing for others. She was a loving caring ministers’ wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be truly missed.

She is survived by her two children; daughter Cathy Bedenbender, husband Philip, and son Jacky Dudley; brother Paul David Peoples; grandchildren Misti Chavis and husband Levi, Angel Ploch and husband Ryan, Kristen Bedenbender and fiancé Phill, Philip “PJ” Bedenbender and wife Kaitlin and Lindsay Dudley; great grandchildren Stephen, Catelyn, Cassidy and fiancé Kirk, Annabelle, Javon, Abigail, JaMarion, Kahlyn, Adam, Colt “Gunner”, Gage, King, Ella, Lilah and Ensley; great-great granddaughter Myla.
Pallbearers include Philip “PJ” Bedenbender, Stephen Kile, Jr., Chris Smith, Phil Walton, Frank Wolsey and Alan Shields. Honorary pallbearers are JaMarion Ross, Colt “Gunner” Davis and Kahlyn Davis.

Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe
    911 Warren Drive
    WEST MONROE, LA 71291
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  • Service

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe
    911 Warren Drive
    WEST MONROE, LA 71291
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    451 Hwy 151 North
    CALHOUN, LA 71225
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Kathy Peet

Posted at 11:54pm
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person. She would always smile when our paths crossed.

Sherry Wheat McCoy and family

Posted at 10:30am
Sister Dudley made a precious impact on my life. The best of pastors wives. Wish there were more like her.
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Tommy and Judy Younse

Posted at 11:26am
Cathy and Phillip and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss.. We know these days will be difficult.. but know you will see her again and that is a promise from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Praying for you all.. Tommy and Judy Younse Family.

Toni Stennett

Posted at 12:05am
I have such fond memories of The Dudleys having lunch with me, at The Southern Ladies Tearoom, years ago, in Antique Alley. I always felt honored by their presence. They are the sweetest couple that I will ever encounter. I cherish the memories, I have of them & they will forever be in my heart. My deepest sympathy and condolences to their family & church.

Jennifer E. Clark

Posted at 07:08pm
Psalms 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints". And what a precious lady this saint was. I am privileged to have had her in my life for the past 32 years. "Mama" you taught me alot, with your words, but more with your actions. Thank you for your love and prayers for me. It will be already is. Family...yes I say "family" because when i feel in love with your daddy and your mama I also feel in love with you all. Thank you for sharing your parents with me and allowing me to consider myself "the other daughter". Cathy and Jacky, you will make will not be easy...but you will make it with God by your side. Praying for the entire Dudley family. Keep the upward look!......Sister Jennifer Clark

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