Ethel Ruth (Etheridge) Hughes

August 10, 1938 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 83)

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Elizabeth City, NC - Ethel Ruth Hughes, 83 of Elizabeth City, NC departed from this earthly life on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA. 

Life Celebration Service will take place on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM at New Sawyer's Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, NC with Pastor D. Stefan Gregory, Officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. A viewing will take place at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Masks are required. 

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: Seven sons: Lester Jones of Elizabeth City, NC; Felix Jones (Beverly) of Suffolk, VA; Eric Brown (Sharon) of Camden, N.C.; Darryl Brown (Sheila) of Frederick, MD; Kendrick Brown of Savannah, Ga; Ernest Hughes Jr. (Ruth) of Moyock, N.C.; Eric Hughes (Michaela) of Stuttgart, Germany; Three daughters: Phyllis Simpson of Elizabeth City, N.C., Doretha Harrell (David) of Camden, N.C., Anita Hughes of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a God-Son Kenneth Watson (Pam) of Camden, N.C.; a loving Sister-in-Law, Olga C. Etheridge of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and Best Friend Ada Lee of Bronx, N.Y.; 28 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.     

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January 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
January 4, 2022

1:00 PM
New Sawyers Creek Missionary Baptist Church
312 Sleepy Hollow Road
Camden, NC 27921

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