More detail on this person: Jimmy Don Hudson: Longtime civic activist dies Jimmy Don Hudson, 52, a media and governmental relations executive for BellSouth Communications and a longtime civic activist in West Monroe, died Saturday during the Washington Mardi Gras Ball at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hudson, dressed out as a member of the Krewe of Louisianans, collapsed in the hotel's ballroom, near a table hosted by U.S. Rep. Chris John, D-Crowley, according to John's press secretary Alisha Prather. Hudson was immediately tended to by several physicians in John's party, but the resuscitation efforts failed, Prather said. Hudson had served on the Governor's Commission on Higher Education, on the Louisiana University System's Board of Regents Foundation, as president of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, as president of the Tensas Basin Levee District and on the boards, executive committees or advisory committees of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, the Glenwood Regional Medical Center, the Ouachita Council on Aging, Northwestern State University's College of Business, the West Monroe Boys and Girls Club and several organizations dealing with economic development in West Monroe. Hudson was a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Army National Guard in 1996. Family visitation is 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe, with a vigil wake service at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe. Burial will be in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.
Burial information: Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, LA
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