WEEMS—Joyce Madeline Conklin Hughes, 87, of Weems died March 18, 2021.
Joyce was a lifelong member of Wesley Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Weems. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was affectionately known to her family (and many others) as “Granny.” Nothing filled her life with more joy than the times she spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jill H. and Curtis D. Hand of Wicomico Church; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald A. and Charlotte R. Hughes of Lively; five grandchildren, Bryan A. Hughes (Whitney), Laura H. Hand (Steve), Kaitlyn H. Treadwell, Lucy Hughes and Madeline (Madie) H. Stephens (Samuel); and five great-grandchildren; Emma Hand, Austin Hand, Ronnie Hand, Elijah Treadwell and Sammy Stephens. She is also survived by a sister, Hazel Johnson of Irvington; a sister-in-law, Alice Fallin of Wicomico Church; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Austin LeRoy Hughes Sr. and her eldest son, Austin L. “Art” Hughes Jr.; her parents Roy and Addie Conklin, brothers Leroy Conklin Jr., Howard Conklin, and sisters Addie J. Conklin, Mildred George, Ida Carter and Delma Haynie.
Private graveside services were held Sunday, March 21, at Wesley Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Bill Smith officiating. A memorial service will be held this fall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 70 Faith Circle, Weems, VA 22576.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.