Funeral services and Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Hughes were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bastrop. Interment and committal services followed at the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The family received friends at 5 p.m. followed by a Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.
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Mrs. Hughes was born April 25, 1925 in Columbia and she passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in Bastrop on December 20, 2013. Mrs. Helen Hughes was an active member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church and served as church and school secretary for over 45 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo Hughes; her parents, Louis DeBlieux and Ozet Perot DeBlieux; brothers, J.D., Lester and Louis DeBlieux Jr.; sisters, Nita D. Brinson, Peggy D. Cayer and Mildred DeBlieux.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by her daughter, Sue Gewin Jex and her husband, Steve of Bastrop; a granddaughter, Stacy Lee, M.D., her husband, Michael Lee, M.D., and their children, Abigail Lee and Hayden Lee all of Shreveport; four brothers, James, W.V. and wife, Joy, Johnny and wife, Wilmadell, and Robert DeBlieux all of Bastrop; three sisters, Alma D. Honeycutt and husband, Kenneth of Mer Rouge, Tina Stephenson of Monroe and Lois D. Compton of Benton, Ark. Mrs. Hughes is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
Serving as pallbearers were Glen Hendrix, Carl Brodnax, Danny DeBlieux, Danny Hickingbottom, Ricky Boone and Jerry Honeycutt.
For those who wish the family suggest planned memorials be made to the Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 217 Harrington Avenue, Bastrop, Louisiana 71220.
Cox Funeral Homes
611 N Washington St
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2013