At 12:31 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2012, all of Heaven rejoiced as the angels received one of their own when God called home Jeanette Hughes.
If you worked or lived in the Gainesville area over the last 30 years, you may have met this precious little lady whose encounter most likely made your day, and possibly left an indelible mark on your life. She never met a stranger, and made it her daily mission that whenever she would cross your path, she would find something beautiful about you to compliment. Her smile and her laughter were infectious as she carried it with her everywhere she went, generously sharing it with anyone she would meet. Without a second thought she would give you a hug and maybe even a kiss on the cheek. She could lift you out of your worst day, or celebrate your successes as if they were her own; leaving a lasting impression, and making you feel like a lifelong friend.
Mrs. Jeanette Martin Hughes, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her residence.
The family will receive friends from noon on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, with the memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. The Rev. Steve Brown and the Rev. Shane Satterfield will officiate.
Mrs. Hughes was born in Atlanta on Aug. 31, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Orville G. Martin and Sonora (Samples) Martin. She was the owner/operator of Tri State Saw & Tool Co. Inc. for 38 years. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Reid Trimble.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Phil Hughes, Gainesville; son, David and Pamela Hughes, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Clint Copeland, and Amy and Jeff Stewart, all of Gainesville; grandchildren, Candace and Andy Anderson, Camille and C.J. Walker, Kimberly Copeland and Jake Copeland; great-grandson, Jack Anderson; sister, Edna Trimble, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Chuck Wynn, Newnan, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Martin, Forsyth County; she is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-599-4317.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501, 770-297-6200. Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.