Audrey Jean Hand, 62, died Monday surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born in Meridian, MS on October 5, 1956, daughter of Herman Hand and Maxine Hudson. Always the life of the party, she will be remembered for her good cooking and her willingness to feed everyone. Above all, she will best be remembered for her great love for her family.

Audrey will be dearly missed by her mother, Maxine Hudson; her children, Erica Hand, Jocelyn (Darnell) King, Brandon Hand; Goddaughter, Omunazia Hicks; Daughter-in-law, Carolyn Hoskins; grandchildren, Dantrell (Cherokee) Lewis, Ramiah Campbell, Jajuan Hand, Rashiah Simmons and Riah Hand; great granddaughter Lavender Lewis; sister, Myra Williams; brother, Freddie Hand; special friend, Horace Cole; a host of other relatives and friends. Audrey was preceded in death by her brother, Antonio, her father, Herman (Christine) Hand and her sister, Jacqueline Hand Smith.

A Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St., on Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home.