Emma Loreda Hughes, 85, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 1, 2014, with her loving family by her side.
She was a member of Thompson Springs Baptist Church but attended Spring Place Church of God of Prophecy prior to her illness.
She retired from Duracell after 28 years of service to be a caregiver for her husband prior to his death in 2001. She worked as a caregiver for several years before her health declined due to Parkinson’s disease.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold Blaine Hughes; parents, Ples Burris and Elma Burris; brothers, Clifford Burrris and Carlos Burris; and sister, Anita Chamberlain.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Frazier Mathews and husband, Ken; son, Jimmy Hughes and wife, Linda; grandchildren: Tim Frazier and Keith Frazier, both of Cleveland, Carla Watson and husband, Tony, of Madisonville; great-grandchildren: Nathan and Brad Nix and Catherine Frazier; sister, Sue Burris of Cleveland; brothers: Lester Burris and wife, Pat, of Cleveland; the Rev. Max Burris and Sue, Ralph Burris and Elleni, Glenn Burris all of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ronnie Burris and Donna, of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Ken Mathews, Sue Burris and the Rev. Max Burris officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with grandsons: Tim Frazier, Keith Frazier, Nathan Nix, Brad Nix, Tony Watson and Sean Holland serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hughes family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.