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Robert Berry Hughes

April 23, 1969December 26, 2020
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Hickory --- Robert Berry Hughes, 51 of Hickory, formerly of Boone NC, gained his angel wings Saturday December 26, 2020. He was surrounded by family, following a brief illness. Robbie, was born on April, 23, 1969, in Watauga County he was the son of Nancy Shull Berry and the Late Robert "Bobby" " Blackberry” Dean Berry Sr. of Boone. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his Maternal Grandparents Fred, and Jettie Marelle Ward Shull, and his Paternal grandparents Dink, and Blanche Shoemake Berry, 4 Uncles Phil , Billy and Jerry Shull, and JD Franklin and 2 special Cousins Ellis Parlier and Elisha Hicks

Robbie was a 1987 Graduate of Watauga High, he was part owner of Whiteners Florist of Mountain View and a Member of First United Methodist Church of Hickory, where we was very active with the Table of Grace, The Warming Station, Served on several Kitchen Teams, and a Member of The Vine Praise Band. He was a former board member of Casting Bread Ministries, where he often cooked in the soup kitchen. Robbie had a big compassionate heart for the senior citizens, the homeless, and he never met a stranger. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors in addition to his mother, his husband Mike Hughes of the home, 2 daughters Lindsey Hughes Buff (Joshua) of Vale Linda Duffield, (Jimmy) of Granite Falls, a son Mike Hughes (Kelli) of Denver. A granddaughter Maddie Hughes, of Hickory 2 grandsons TJ Hughes of Denver and Austin Hughes of Hickory; his Special Sister Joanna (JoJo) of Boone. A Brother Phil (Christy) Berry of Maiden; 2 Brother in laws David Hughes, and Tommy Hughes (Shelley) of Hickory; a sister in law Kay Mashburn (Eddie) of Hickory. 2 Special nieces Savannah Berry , and Jettie Lee Hicks and nephews Caleb Hicks, Dallas Hughes and Josh Null (Brittany) 4 Aunts Verdola Coffey of Granite Falls, Gloria Parlier, Maxie Franklin and Pat Shores of Boone. Many Cousins, friends and special fur babies Reggie and Bella.

A Celebration of Life Service will be Held 2pm Thursday December 31, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Hickory, Officiated by the Rev. Paul Christy, Rev. Jennifer Forrester, Rev Troy Howard. He will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. Mask and Social distancing are Required. Service will be livestreamed on First United Methodist of Hickory, Facebook page. The Body will lie in State on Wednesday December 30, 2020 at Hickory Funeral Home from 12pm to 5pm. A grave side service will be held at 2pm on January 9, 2021 at Mt. Lawn Cemetery in Boone, officiating will be Rev. Ben Carson, and Rev. Kyle Sigmon. Memorials may be made to The Table of Grace C/O First United Methodist Church of Hickory 311 3rd Avenue NE Hickory NC 28601 The Hughes Family is under the professional care of Hickory Funeral Home 1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE Hickory NC 28602

  • DONATIONS

  • The Table of Grace c/o First United Methodist Church of Hickory

Services

  • LIE IN STATE

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • LIE IN STATE

    Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

    Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Jamie Young

January 2, 2021

Mike, sending my deepest and most sincere condolences. You have always been a special person from my childhood and I wanted to send my love and prayers. Love, Jamie

Michael Abernethy

December 31, 2020

This has obviously been a crazy year but words can not ever begin to express what a great servant I know our community has lost here! Robbie was not really family but I certainly considered him like family! He was somebody who you could just tell loved people and would give anyone the shirt off his back! He will surely be missed by all who knew him and knew his great big heart!

Well done good and faithful servant.....truly WELL DONE!

We will miss you but I have no doubt that heaven has gained a great one!

Tj Hughes

December 30, 2020

Pawpaw,
I can't believe you are gone... I am gonna miss you so much...we had so many fun times together...i love you so much!
Love your lil man TJ

Janet Specht

December 30, 2020

Robbie came to a small Bible study at my home One of the things our group was asked to do is be the feet of Christ in Boone. Robbie and I and Morgan and with Mike’s help decided to do supper and Bingo at ivy Terrace Assisted Living once a month. We did that for at least 2 years. Robbie always had folks in stitches and all the folks loved him. He would come back and do special things for them during the month We had 10-12 folks there every month. Robbie had a big heart and a generous and loving soul. He will be missed but will have a loving home with God. Mike and Nancy you are in my thoughts and prayers. Janet

Madison Hughes

December 30, 2020

I love you pawpaw. You were alway so happy and cheerful. You light up every room you walked into. You were always the light of the party. You made people feel better, you were such a good person and you were taken far to soon. I will never forget you. I miss you already. I hope your having a blast in heaven tho. I know you missed your sam and now you get to see him again. I love you l, Rest easy. ❤️

Tara Callan

December 30, 2020

Mike I am so blessed to have met you both and shared such beautiful adventure with you! You and your family are in my prayers. Robbie was such a kind soul with a compassionate heart. Always making me and Tommy laugh! Thanks for the wonderful memories. May God be with you during this heavy time of grief! Much love to you Mike

Maxine Honeycutt

December 30, 2020

Mike and Family-Please know I am sending my deepest sympathies to each of you. Praying that God will wrap you in His arms of comfort and peace and give you strength. Love in Christ.

Sandra (Nan) Meyer

December 29, 2020

I am saddened for your family, but rejoice for Robbie. He was a light on earth and leaves me with fond memories of his generous, giving spirit. May you feel his presence eternally.

Danny Johnson

December 29, 2020

Nancy, Mike, and Family I was saddened to hear of Robbie's passing. I remember well meeting him 35 years ago and will always remember his kindness, huge heart, willingness to help others, and his ability to light up any room with his smile. May he rest in peace and may you be uplifted by his legacy of lifting up those around him.

James Thompson-Whitfield

December 29, 2020

Robbie I’m just so devastated that you’re gone. We shared a large part of our lives together and over the 20+ yrs we maintained our friendship. You had a heart of gold and a laugh and charisma that could turn any room into a celebration. I pray that you rest easy now my friend. ~~ The Thompson-Whitfield Family

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