Tildie Harrison Hughes

Published 10:26 am Monday, October 15, 2012

WINDSOR – Ms. Tildie Harrison Hughes, age 92, of Windsor died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Windsor.

Born July 25, 1920 in Bertie County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Missouri Castelloe Harrison.  Tildie was a homemaker and was a member of Capeheart Baptist Church.

Ms. Hughes loved gardening and was always ready to go fishing, but, above all else, she loved her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Hughes Cullipher of Windsor; sons, Leslie Evans Hughes, Jr. and his wife, Lois, of Edenton, and Johnie Wayne Hughes, Sr. and his wife, Sharon, of Windsor; four grandchildren, Denise Hughes Simmons and her husband, David, of Windsor, Rena Hughes Barnes and her husband, Brent, of Ahoskie, Johnie Wayne Hughes, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Windsor, and Kimberly Kay Cullipher of Windsor; and eight great-grandchildren, David Lewis Simmons, Jr. of Windsor, Caleb Wayne Simmons of Windsor, Gracie Elizabeth Simmons of Windsor, Tristan Wayne Hughes of Windsor, Cassey Blake Barnes of Ahoskie, Riley Hayes Barnes of Ahoskie, Jaylin Alysia Cullipher of Windsor, and Anthony Xavier Hernandez of Windsor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Evans Hughes, Sr.; a son, Kenneth Nelson Hughes; and three grandchildren, Michelle Lynn Hughes, Jerry “J.J.” Lewis Cullipher, Jr. and Nelson Wayne Hughes.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Capehart Baptist Church.  The Rev. Jacob Dunlow officiated.

The family will receive friends at the home of a granddaughter, Denise Simmons, 637 Capehart Church Road, Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Capehart Baptist Church, 740 Ledrew Perry Road, Merryhill, NC  27957.

You may share your memories and condolences with Hughes family by visiting www.themulkeyfuneralhome.com.

The Mulkey Funeral Home, 516 Virginia Road, Edenton, handled the arrangements.