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Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson died while fighting a house fire on Jan. 26


Firefighters line up on Kenyon Ave. and salute as firefighters follow the firetruck carrying Plainfield firefighter Marques Hudson, who died on Friday, Jan. 26, in a house fire, Service was held at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024.

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By Deion Johnson

PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Funeral services for Plainfield firefighter Marques Hudson were held Saturday at Plainfield High School. Hudson, 32, died Jan. 26 after responding to a house fire.

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Among those scheduled to speak were the Rev. Dr. Danielle L. Brown of Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield, who delivered the eulogy. The Rev. Tracey L. Brown of Ruth Fellowship Ministries in Plainfield was to read scriptures, while a Prayer of Comfort was to be led by the Rev. Willie Combs of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Others scheduled to speak at the funeral were Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, city Fire Director Kenneth Childress and firefighter Jamall Johnson. A family tribute was to be given by Brandon Mosley.

Hudson served as a Plainfield firefighter for two years.

A New Brunswick native, it was stated in his obituary that Hudson “was known for the love, support and dedication that he showed to his friends, family, colleagues and the community he served. He was a constant source of light to everyone he touched, his energy undeniable.”

He coached T-ball for his son’s team, the Orioles, according to his obituary.

“When he was not coaching, he attended every game and school event, which instilled confidence and discipline in his children,” it was stated in his obituary. “Marques was a family man who found it important to lead by example and to walk in pride with every decision he made.”

Hudson is survived by his partner, D’onnah Jones, and three sons, Kaleb, Josiah and Isaiah, according to his obituary, as well as his mother, Vickie Hudson, a sister, Jaqwetta Hudson-Bonus, two brothers, Allen and Jaquan Hudson, nieces and a nephew. He is predeceased by his father, Allen B. Hudson.

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