Cynthia Hudson Landeweer

December 22, 1954 - June 8, 2024

Cynthia Hudson Landeweer, born December 22, 1954, in Orléans, France to Thomas Mitchell and Elaine Holliday Hudson while they were stationed in the United States Air Force. She was the eldest of five siblings, mother of two, wife, aunt, and grandmother. Predeceased by her parents and her grandson, Hudson. Survived by her beloved husband of 34 years Jan Landeweer, son John Clayton Gallagher and his wife Heather Gallagher, adored granddaughter Elizabeth Elaine Gallagher, daughter Emily Elizabeth Gallagher, siblings Sara Johnston and her husband Don, Susan Hudson, Amy Dreher and her husband David, Mitch Hudson and his wife Lara, and their families including many nieces and nephews.

Cynthia was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High School, Virginia Tech (B.A., English), and Hollins University (Masters in Women’s Studies). Proud of the many professional and educational accomplishments of her family, she had an undeniable bias toward her Hokies—Let’s Go! She welcomed travel, whether for leisure or in support of the many extended engineering assignments of her husband, she always found solace in returning to the home she loved in Roanoke. Cynthia was a poet and writer and was always involved in book clubs where she made many friends. She was an avid sports enthusiast, competitive tennis player, and a lifelong admirer and supporter of the Arts. Cynthia contributed her talents as an educator for 27 years to the Franklin County and Roanoke City school systems, National Business College, and Virginia Western Community College. She was passionate in her pursuits and a strong advocate of the less fortunate and overlooked. To her family and friends, she was a generous and constant figure rising whenever she could to offer love and support. She was a woman of action, devoted to family and friends, and she was deeply loved.

Cynthia courageously managed and endured the effects of cancer and cancer treatment for more than 10 years. If you would like to recognize her commitment to education and the Arts, please donate in her name to the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) at

Service to be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the pavilion in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, Va. Friends and family are welcome at the home of Sara Johnston following the service.

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