November 3, 1936 - August 6, 2021
Hughes – Mary Evelyn Hughes, age 84, of Baldwin, Florida passed away August 6, 2021 at her home with loving family by her side. She was born in Geneva, Alabama to the late Walter Gilley and Jessie Morrows Gilley. Mary was raised in Alabama and relocated to Jacksonville, Florida after marrying the love of her life, J.D. Hughes. She enjoyed a long career at Paramount Poultry which later became Cargill Poultry where she served as a Poultry Plant Packer. Mary was a devoted wife, loving sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who loved all her family dearly. She enjoyed attending Brandy Branch Baptist Church where she was a member as well as working on crossword puzzles, putting puzzles together, tending to her social media account on facebook, talking on the phone, watching soap operas, and attending and hosting parties. Mary’s main passion was her family and she thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 48 years, J.D. Hughes; son, James Earl Hughes; brothers, Marlin Kelly Gilley and Judge Gilley; sister, Jeanette Vaughn; and son-in-law, Gary Edgar Dover. Mary is survived by her daughters, Sara Ann Howell of Folkston, GA, Jessie Mae Dover of Jacksonville, FL, Julie Marie (Carroll) Rozer of Bryceville, FL; brother, Glenn (Kathy) Gilley of Dothan, AL; sister, Janice (Beaver) Leger of Dothan, AL; 10 grandchildren, along with many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and extended family members. A Homegoing Celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Brandy Branch Baptist Church with Brother Bill Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Brandy Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Hughes – Mary Evelyn Hughes, age 84, of Baldwin, Florida passed away August 6, 2021 at her home with loving family by her side. She was born in Geneva, Alabama to the late Walter Gilley and Jessie Morrows Gilley. Mary was raised in Alabama... View Obituary & Service Information
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