OBITUARY

Anne Sentell Hughes

October 6, 1938June 7, 2019
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A Faithful Follower of Jesus, Devoted Wife, Adored Mom, Mimi, Sister and Friend; lover of every single human God put in her path.

Anne Sentell Hughes was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on October 6, 1938 to the late N.W. Sentell and Stella Love Sentell. She graduated Valedictorian of her Class in Jonesboro, LA – Hodge High School Class of 1956 and continued on to graduate with Honors from Louisiana Tech in 1960. While there, she received many accolades including being named commerce queen, being chosen as a member to the Sigma Tau Delta and the National Honor Society.

Anne would not mind sharing these accomplishments with you, but would humbly tell you that what really mattered to her was living her life for Jesus and loving people. She would also want you to remember that she loved to laugh and was silly and playful.

Anne faithfully served the Lord at Providence Baptist Church. She hesitantly responded to the Lord’s call to start a Ladies Sunday School Class over 30 years ago, a class that still exists and considers her the “founding Mother”.

She is survived by her caring husband of 59 years: Bill Hughes; by her children: Kim and Ernie deBernard, of Oklahoma City, OK; Steve and Michelle Hughes, of Salisbury, NC; and Denise and Chris Raynor, of Raleigh; by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Blake deBarnard and wife Tasheaha and their children Easton, Sterling and “one on the way”; Cameron deBernard; Cait Martin and husband Jake and baby to be “Amelia Anne”; Tori Linville; and Bailey Raynor; by her brother: Bob and Regina Sentell, of Nashville, TN; nieces and nephews; a sea of friends and her church family.

The family would like to give special thanks to Anne’s loving caregivers, Julie and Margaret, Transitions LifeCare Hospice and Bobbie Benthall for her many years of friendship and support.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 14th at 1 pm at Providence Baptist Church Amphitheater, with family receiving friends afterwards. Private Graveside Services will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • A Time of Receiving Friends Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

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Barbara ONeil

June 14, 2019



My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Leah Childress-Jones

June 11, 2019

Kim and Ernie, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I pray for strength to get you through the next few days. You have so many good memories that you can cling to. It will be hard, but you have your faith to see you through the trying times ahead. Love you both, Leah

Martha Hucker

June 10, 2019

A PRECIOUS ANGEL WHO ENCOURAGED - WHO WAS WITH US. TO LOVE US ENCOURAGE US AND SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. SHE WAS LOVED - AND BLESSED BY A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH BY HER PRESENCE AND LOVE. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND SWEETLY REMEMBERED BY THE FAMILY OF MARTHA HUCKER AND SON LANCE HUCKER . MAY GOD COMFORT HER FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND GRANT YOU PEACE. WITH LOVE MARTHA .

Jennifer (Koeppel) Wegmann

June 10, 2019

Denise- I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It has been a long time, but I have very fond memories of our many playdates and sleep overs in elementary school. Our families were bound together in many ways back in Arkansas - church, bible studies, small groups and friendship. I remember many times being in your family home and the loving care and sweetness of your mom. She would drive us to Walmart and TCBY (or let us ride our bikes) or how she would feed me a meal , as if I were just another one of her own kids. I know it must be so hard to be without her here on earth, but let the peace of knowing she is with Jesus always give comfort to your heart.

Steve Goble

June 9, 2019

Anne was a delight to know at Providence. She was friendly, lively and funny. She carried the light and love of Jesus Christ in her.

Ann Harrington

June 9, 2019

From the first day I stepped into the door of Providence until I left for the mission field and after, Anne was my encourager. She kept telling me that she always wanted to be a missionary. Her loyalty to the ladies class and to each one of each personally was God's love walked out. I cannot think of anyone more than her that is in the Lord's lap with a big smile. Love you Anne.

Carol Daw

June 8, 2019

I still have cards I saved from Anne. She always had nuggets of wisdom and praises! She loved well!

beth hill

June 8, 2019

anne was such a blessing to our family for many years.she was a mentor,friend. it would take me hours to tell all the ways she encouraged and blessed us. We all loved her very much. May God give you his comfort,strength and peace.Mike and Beth Hill

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