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Mary Jeannette Hughes, affectionately known as Granny, born on July 7, 1955, in Brunswick County, Virginia to Lizzie M. Huff and the late Sam J. House Sr. 

She departed this earthly life on June 9, 2018 at Duke University Medical Pavillion in Durham, NC with complications associated with Lupus.
 
Mary accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age while attending her childhood church Meherrin Baptist Church. She was a member of The City while residing in Durham (Rougemont), NC. She would watch her church services online as her health declined.  
Mary was educated in the Brunswick County Public School System. She later attended Durham Technical Community College where she studied Early Childhood Development with this degree she taught preschool at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, NC. Mary also Studied at Central Texas College and was the Dietary Manager and a Med Tech at the Cantebury and Caswell House where she later retired from.
Mary enjoyed doing what she loved best, helping others and being an awesome mother, granny and  friend to all whom she came in contact . She loved doing activities and interacting with all family members. 

Mary's son Kevin Shaw preceded her in death and she leaves to cherish her loving memory two daughters Stephanie Harris (Vernon)of Durham and Sherrill Smith (Special Friend George)of Rougemont, a son Kirk Smith(Nakia), her mother Lizzie M. Huff, two sisters Mable McKnight of South Hill, VA, Lula Studivant(Lee) of LaCrosse, three brothers Sam House Jr.(Jeannette)of Brodnax, Thurman House(Antionette)of Chesterfield, Daniel House(Doreta) of Brodnax, thirteen grandchildren Shaiheed, Lourdes, Africa, Tarion,Katelynn, Elizabeth, Khalil, Talik, Leyla, Lester,Donovan, Aidan and Nadia, four uncles, three aunts and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks to close family and friends Helen Connelly, Sherry Brann, Nicole Dempson, and Audrey Clements.  

Homegoing service will be on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the The City Church, 2403 New Raleigh Hwy, Durham, NC at 12:00 noon, visitation at 11:00 am. 

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  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Holloway Memorial FH
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My condolences to the entire family. Mary will definitely be missed (beautiful inside and out).
    ~ Patrice Taylor   Roxboro, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Praying for the family at this sad occasion, praying that God will strengthen the family.
    ~ Evette Mcguire   Gaston, NC
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Mary Holloway and family
    ~ Mary Holloway   Durham, NC
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez