OBITUARY

Janet Bryan Hughes

August 20, 1935September 8, 2020
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Our dear mother, Janet Bryan Hughes, 85, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. She was born August 20, 1935, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Elnora and Clarence Bryan.

Janet was a devoted loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and most importantly a servant of Christ. She taught a young adult Sunday School class in the 80s and 90s at Knotts Island Baptist Church. She later attended Great Bridge Free Will Baptist Church until her health required her to attend church closer to home. She enjoyed seeing friends while attending Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She worked as a dental assistant for 30 years until she became an independent contractor for the United States Postal Service delivering mail on Knotts Island. She spent over 20 years delivering mail.

Janet was always happy with an infectious laugh and a radiant smile that lit up the room. She loved her family, bowling, and spending time, mostly talking and laughing, with friends and family. She left a ton of great memories that her family will hold dear to their hearts and cherish forever. Her family takes comfort knowing that one day there will be a reunion in heaven.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by an infant daughter, and sisters, Elnora Anderson and Joy Longworth. She is survived by her children, Dale Hughes (Martha), David Hughes (Diane), Craig Hughes (Angie), Matthew Hughes (Serena), Jamie Kepko (Scott); and their father, Melvin Hughes; grandchildren, Sara, Sheena, Heather, Holly, Hunter, Reba, Zach, Rachel, Wyatt, Tristin, Faith, and Madison; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Peele (Larry); brothers, Stanley Bryan and Eugene Bryan (Doris); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Diane Hobbs for being Mom’s primary personal caregiver during her battle with breast cancer.

There will be a gathering of family and friends Sunday, September 13, 2020 4–6pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Services will be held Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10 am at Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tulls Creek Road, Moyock, NC with Reverend Hal Jones III officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Family and friends will gather after the burial at her sons Dale’s house, 6408 Knotts Island Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks gifts be given to your local church or other Christ based ministry to help spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • FAMILY

  • Dale Hughes (Martha), Son
  • David Hughes (Diane), Son
  • Craig Hughes (Angie), Son
  • Matthew Hughes (Serena), Son
  • Jamie Kepko (Scott), Daughter
  • Janet is also survived by her children's father, Melvin Hughes; grandchildren, Sara, Sheena, Heather, Holly, Hunter, Reba, Zach, Rachel, Wyatt, Tristin, Faith, and Madison; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Peele (Larry); brothers, Stanley Bryan and Eugene Bryan (Doris); and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • DONATIONS

  • to your local church or other Christ based ministry to help spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, September 14, 2020

Memories

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Nance Longworth

September 14, 2020

Janet was such a warm and loving person. I always see her smile first when I think of her. She will be missed but looking forward to seeing her in heaven one day!

Katheryn Hauer

September 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss of a wonderful, happy , God loving women. I learned a lot from her in Sunday school and as a friend. Prayers for family and friends. Formally McCoy.😢

Danny Johnson

September 11, 2020

I knew Janet for many years beginning when she delivered the mail. My wife Gina and I also carried meals on wheels to her when she was unable to go out.
She was a wonderful, caring and kind woman and I was blessed to have known her!

Tina Freeman

September 11, 2020

Janet was one of the most favorite people to me in the whole world she started out being my Sunday school teacher and she became so much more she was a mentor a friend I've looked up to her very much I am so sorry for the family I loved spending time with her eating homemade ice cream during the Summers and she will be greatly missed I love you Janet my prayers to you and the family.

Shirley Peele

September 11, 2020

Your were a great big sister and role model. Will miss you and your advice even though you said I didn't pay attention to it.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Birthday!!
August 20, 2020
85 years old

FROM THE FAMILY

Just being silly.

FROM THE FAMILY

"I'm helping David push this tractor in the barn."

FROM THE FAMILY

David and Diane's
'Queenie'

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Birthday!!
August 20, 2020
85 years old

FROM THE FAMILY

Just being silly.

FROM THE FAMILY

"I'm helping David push this tractor in the barn."

FROM THE FAMILY

David and Diane's
'Queenie'

FROM THE FAMILY

Christmas Shopping

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Wrestling with David.

FROM THE FAMILY

4 Wheeling in the
Mountains

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Craig & Angie’s Wedding

FROM THE FAMILY

Craig & Angie’s Wedding

Biography

Our dear mother, Janet Bryan Hughes, 85, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. She was born August 20, 1935, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Elnora and Clarence Bryan.

Janet was a devoted loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and most importantly a servant of Christ. She taught a young adult Sunday School class in the 80s and 90s at Knotts Island Baptist Church. She later attended Great Bridge Free Will Baptist Church until her health required her to attend church closer to home. She enjoyed seeing friends while attending Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She worked as a dental assistant for 30 years until she became an independent contractor for the United States Postal Service delivering mail on Knotts Island. She spent over 20 years delivering mail.

Janet was always happy with an infectious laugh and a radiant smile that lit up the room. She loved her family, bowling, and spending time, mostly talking and laughing, with friends and family. She left a ton of great memories that her family will hold dear to their hearts and cherish forever. Her family takes comfort knowing that one day there will be a reunion in heaven.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by an infant daughter, and sisters, Elnora Anderson and Joy Longworth. She is survived by her children, Dale Hughes (Martha), David Hughes (Diane), Craig Hughes (Angie), Matthew Hughes (Serena), Jamie Kepko (Scott); and their father, Melvin Hughes; grandchildren, Sara, Sheena, Heather, Holly, Hunter, Reba, Zach, Rachel, Wyatt, Tristin, Faith, and Madison; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Peele (Larry); brothers, Stanley Bryan and Eugene Bryan (Doris); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Diane Hobbs for being Mom’s primary personal caregiver during her battle with breast cancer.

There will be a gathering of family and friends Sunday, September 13, 2020 4–6pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Services will be held Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10 am at Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tulls Creek Road, Moyock, NC with Reverend Hal Jones III officiating. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Family and friends will gather after the burial at her sons Dale’s house, 6408 Knotts Island Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks gifts be given to your local church or other Christ based ministry to help spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn more about the Hughes name

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