Valerie Sue Hudgins, 72, of Leesburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Heartland of Hillsboro.

She was born May 11, 1947 in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Gene and Claire (Maslow) Smith.

Valerie is survived by her daughter, Lori and her husband Dave Swearingen of Leesburg; a sister, Donna Jimenez of Maryland; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington is assisting the family. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit or the Facebook page for Brown Funeral Home.