Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
It is hard to understand why people are taken from us so young, but today as a family, we find comfort in knowing that Rose Marie was a special part of a well-lived life. When God calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange.
Rose Marie Hughes was born on January 12, 1956 to Lenora(Pinky)Hughes and the late Jimmy Louis Hughes, Harlem Hospital, New York, New York.
Rose accepted Christ early as her savior while attending Metropolitan Church in Harlem New York with her late grandmother, Carrie Williams in her early years.
Rose started her formal education at P.S. 90 in Harlem, New York. From early on, she was known for her stylist ways. You would never catch her without her matching bows and socks. Rose furthered her education at John Jay High School in Brooklyn, New York.
Rose spent most of her early years residing in Brooklyn New York with friends and family, also starting her own family. In 1998, Rose relocated to Brunswick Georgia; alongside her aunt, Mary (Jackie) Smalls. Rose also started her career at Sea Island Resort, where she worked for several years before beginning a career at Target, where she worked for over 10 years before retiring in 2018.
Rose will be missed for her big but extraordinarily strong personality, her straight to the point attitude, and her ability to light up a room with laughter and continuous jokes.
Rose leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Lenora (Pinky)Hughes; three children, Robert (Thump) Matthews (Marquetta), Anthony(Mook) Smiling (Valerie), Antoinette (Erica) Hughes (Brinel); one sister, Crisandra (Michelle) Hughes; one brother, Michael Hughes (Lois); the father of her children, Anthony (Tony) Smiling, three nieces, Atia Bey (Damion), Jasmine Hughes and Octavia Hughes; two nephews, Michael (Mikey) Hughes and Andrew Hughes; eight grandchildren, Zy-keayah (Zy-Zy), Ty-von, Karim, Robert Jr., Jeremiah, Brielle, Imani, and Iyanna; one great grandson, Zy-mere; one aunt, Aunt Mary (Jackie) Smalls; a host of great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles , cousin and dear friends.
Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of Georgia, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process. We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.
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