Gaye Ann Hudson Pope, 80, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House after an extended period of declining health.

She was born September 8, 1938, in Iredell County to the late Bryson Hudson and Vada Ann Miller Hudson.

Gaye was a member of New Sterling ARP Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and a youth leader. She was retired from Iredell-Statesville Schools as a teacher assistant. She collected porcelain dolls and she loved her dog, Tiny Tim. More than anything, she loved spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include two sons; Roger Pope (Lori) of Stony Point and Michael Pope (Linda) of Statesville; three grandsons, Brandon Pope (Nichole), Dylan Pope, and Tyler Pope; a granddaughter, Kinslee Pope; a great-granddaughter; Ryleigh Pope; a brother, Jack Hudson (Phyllis); and a sister Bonnie Mayhew (David).

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 3 p.m. at New Sterling ARP Church with Dr. Earl Linderman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County for the loving care given to Gaye during her illness.

Memorials may be given to New Sterling ARP Church Youth Group, 580 New Sterling Road, Stony Point, NC 28678. Fond memories and condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Pope family.