J,2 Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of
3oseph Jlan 2lughes
(better known as 3oe)
17 anuary, 1961 19 Jcbruary, 1997
Tuesda, 25th Jebruary, 1997
3:00 pm at Christian Jellowship Church
Blowing Point 2oad
Oficiating Ainister: ?astor Jmbrose Richardson
Organist: JMrs. &Mary lughes
Dnterment in Sandy ground Cemetery
Von Scholtus Collectio,
St Thomas. V. I
FIANCEE ... Cynthia Brooks
PARENTS... Allan and Alice Hughes
DAUGHTER... Samantha Greenaway Hughes
SON... Jilbead Hughes
BROTHERS... Steadman Connor, Edward, Howell,
Raphael, St. Clair, Thomas and Elroy Hughes
SISTERS.. Blondelle Louison, Louise Connor,
Irene Proctor and Iris Rowphine
BROTHERS-IN-LAW... Kenrick Proctor,
George Louison, Victor Rowphine
SISTERS-IN-LAW ... Ermine, Sandra and
Sherry Ann Hughes and lona Connor
36 nephews and nieces
8 great-nephews and great-nieces
SPECIAL FRIENDS... Aldrien Richardson, Ansel Hughes,
Deborah Hughes, Heather Wallace, Crefton Davis, Maurice Lake, Sheila
and Nigel, Daphene Daisy Richardson and family,
the Richards family, Gaynell and Jackie McMillan, Clarence Leaphart Jr.,
Celeste and Viola Reeves, Rasireda Jacobs, Donald Jacobs,
Bonny Lewis, Conrad Richardson, Elton Gumbs, Leroy Davis, Drs.
Franklin Hughes and Lewell Hughes, the Mussington family, Claude,
Lincoln Connor, Joseph Davis
The Hughes, Richardson and Connor families
many other relatives and friends
Edward Hughes, Steadmon Connor, Howell Hughes,
St. Clair Hughes, Raphael Hughes, Elroy Hughes
Conrad Richardson, Elton Gumbs, Godwin Hughes,
Lincoln Connor, Dr. Franklin Hughes, Davin Mussington, Iton Connor
7Tw Life of 3oseph J2llan 2lnghes
Joseph Allan Hughes was so many things to so many people, he was a son, a
brother, a father, an uncle and a best friend.
The Life of Joseph Hughes began on 17th January 1961 in South Hill, An-
guilla. He was the 9th child born to Alice and Alan Hughes.
Joe, as he was affectionately known, was a cheerful person with a passion for
life. He enjoyed many sports including cricket and basketball and would talk
about these sports with enthusiasm. His other favourite pastime was swimming
and although Joe was a keen swimmer and loved the water he only recently
mastered the art of diving which was a source of amusement to his brothers who
would always tease him about his diving techniques or lack thereof!
Joe started out to work at a young age and he spent the earlier part of his life in
St. Maarten and St. Thomas working as a builder and would come to Anguilla on
weekends to visit his family. Joe started building his house in South Hill in the
early eighties and was always finding ways to enhance and improve it. One of the
last things that Joe built was a beautiful gazebo in his garden, which was used for
the many family barbecues and get together that Joe and his family would have.
Apart from his brothers and sisters Joe had three very special people in his life,
his children Samantha and Jilbeau whom he adored and his girlfriend Cynthia
Brooks, who has been his companion for the last 10 years.
Joe was a very forgiving person who did not let an argument or disagreement
stand in the way of his friendships. If he fell out with his brothers one day he
would look for them the next day with his usual cheerful spirit as if nothing had
happened he was just that kind of person.
Joe was also known as the peacemaker in the family, especially during the
period that he and his brothers, Sinclair, Raphael and Sydney (the boys as they
were known) spent in St Thomas. Joe would be the one that kept the boys in
order and could be relied upon to report home to Charm, their older brother, and
let everyone know how they were doing.
One of the most memorable qualities that Joe had was his helpful and re-
sourceful nature. Joe was a person that could always be counted on to help his
family or his friends whenever it was needed. Joe was a good carpenter, builder
and was generally good with his hands.
Joe was a good, honest hard working person who loved life and his family and
although his time on earth was short he shared a love and closeness that some
people never have and for that we give praises to God.
Before Joe died he gave his life to God and on Christmas day, 1996 Joe told his
brothers that one day they to will have to make that decision to walk with God as
he and his brother-in-law had recently done.
Joe, we will never forget you. You will be deeply missed by your family and
WE LOVE YOU JOSEPH, JOE
Order of Service
HYMN ......................... What a Friend We Have In Jesus
FORMAL REMEMBRANCE ................. Clarence Leaphart, Jr.
SCRIPTURE READING: Job 14:1-4 ................. Everette Clark
HYMN ................................God Can Make a Way
EULOGY .................................... Heather W allace
SCRIPTURE ................................. Jasmine Connor
SOLO .................................. Darvin Mussington
MUSICAL SELECTION ......................... Kennth Maynard
SERMONETTE ........................ Pastor Ambrose Richards
HYMN ................................ It Is W ell W ith My Soul
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We can't believe you're gone. It's as if we are in a dream and someone
will say "wake up!" All the years spent together with you, good and bad,
will be cherished and kept sacred in our hearts, as you go on to a higher
place. For now we won't say good-bye, only rest in peace dear son.
Love always, Mom and Dad
Joe... As we sat in the hospital reading
the Bible and talking, I could remember
you saying, "I can't wait to reach Anguilla
4 so that I can go to church and tell every-
one what God has done for me." You did
not get the chance, but God knows best.
The psalm we always read was Psalm 91:
"He who dwells in the secret place of the
most high shall abide under the shadow
of the almighty." I know that you are
S dwelling in that place. So, until we meet
in that place, as you used to say, "Peace."
We cannot say and we will not say that
Joe is dead. Joe is just away. Think of Joe
as the same, I say. Joe is not dead, he is
just away. Rest in peace.
Your loving sister Iris and family
You were like a son to us when you
came to St. Thomas to live. You will be
greatly missed. Your memory will live on
in our hearts. God knows best. Rest in
peace dear Joe.
Your sis Blondie and Mr. Wells
Joe, during your illness, my prayers and
my trust in God kept me strong. Only
God knows His plans for us. Sleep now until we meet again. Youi
memories and especially that smile you had will stay like a picture in m)
mind. Rest in peace.
Your sister Irem
Helpful in many ways
All these words mean you in so many ways. They are memories thai
will keep you alive in our minds. Rest in peace.
Uncle Joe, your nieces and nephews
To my brother Joe ... Words cannot explain the way I feel about you.
You were my brother and my best friend. Joe, I want you to know that
will always love you and I will never forget the good times we shared
especially our fishing moments together. Joe, I hope that I will see you in
heaven some day. In God's name I trust. I love you Joe.
Your brother Sydney
Joe for so... Words alone cannot express my true feelings. As I write
these words, I'm smiling in my heart thinking of the joy that we've shared
as we worked, vacationed, and do lots of things that some brothers will
never share. You were not only a brother and uncle, but a true friend. Rest
Dicky and Famil
Joe, only God knows the pain you were going through and he knows
best when it's time to cease it. My brother, Precious memories cannot be
bought or sold. We will definitely miss you and will always cherish our
memories. Rest In Peace
St. Clair and Family