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Mrs. Esther “Lady” Hughes (October 18, 1942- August 2, 2012)

“Veteran Liberian Educator, Devout Christian, Humanitarian, Devoted Wife, Loving Mother, Sister and Committed Citizen.

The Hughes, Currens, Williams, Bright, Washington and Kennedy families announce with profound regrets the home-going of Mrs.  Esther “Lady” Hughes,  former Principal, Paynesville Community School ( PCS), District Education Officer Right and Left Banks, Montserrado County,  Chief Education Officer, Margibi County,  Assistant Director of Personnel, Ministry of Education,  Chairperson Liberian Red Cross Society , Montserrado County, Commissioner,  Liberian Girl Guides Association(LGGA) Lofa County, National Trainer LGGA, Chief Commissioner LGGA;  Member of the University of Liberia Chorus; Special Representative of the American Colonization Society to Liberia during the civil crisis, a veteran educator, a genuine philanthropist, a mother to all, and an outstanding  citizen of the Republic of Liberia.

Mrs.  Esther L. Hughes, affectionately called "Mamie", "Sister", "Lady E", "Lady Esther", and "Mamie Hughes" was born unto the union of the late Daniel Currens and Madam Priscilla Garmai Currens (Wee Garmai).  This sad event occurred on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9 A.M. at the John F. KennedyMemorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

Mamie leaves to mourn her loss, her husband of fifty-three (53) years, Mr. Ernest R. Hughes Sr., her children: Emmanuel “Papa” Hughes, Georgia-Mae "Musu" Hughes-Harris, Ernestine Hughes and Ernest Robert "Bobby" Hughes, Jr.
GRAND & GREAT GRAND CHILDREN: Several grand and great-grand children including: Chris Hughes, Martinus “Junior” Whitfield, Esther “Queen” Harris and Abraham “AB” Harris.

Surviving Relatives:
Sisters: Victoria Williams (Michael) & Family, Rose Washington Bright (Marcus) & Family, Anna Solanke & Family, and the Washington and Kennedy Sisters.
Brothers:  Hon. E. Sumo Jones Family, the  Henry Currens Family ,and Washington and Kennedy brothers.
Uncles: Galakpai & Flomo Washington Families, The Aaron Kennedy  (Wokolo) Family
Nieces: Hon. Varbah Gayvlor and family and Cllr. Cenneh Clinton Johnson Family
Extended Families: Families of Zorzor, Lofa County
Friends & Neighbors: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Keller, Mr. & Mrs. Molley B. Johnson and the entire The Paynesville Community.
Former Employer & Associates: Ministry of Education, Liberian Girl Guide Association, National Teachers Association of Liberia, University of Liberia Chorus, The Floral Association of Liberia.

Wake Keeping
(All tributes will be paid at the Wake except for the Church and Family)
Friday, August 31, 2012
6pm @ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, September 1, 2012
10AM @ Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia

Duport Road Cemetery

Contacts (Liberia)
 Ernest R. Hughes Sr.  011-(231 ) 88-651-5421
 Vivian Caulker-Dixon   011-(231) 88-650-1029
 Michael & Victoria Williams  011- (231) 88-648-6617

Contacts (USA)
Marcus & Rose Bright   (240) 481-1977                         Theresa Hughes  (401) 585-2325
Georgia-Mae Hughes    (917) 601-9493                          Emmanuel Hughes  (651) 207-6895
Henry "Wulu" Currens  (904) 525-4307                          Aaron Von Williamson  (770) 899-0766
Michael Pulii Williams Jr.  (678) 698-6082                    Abu Swaray  (404) 428-6095
Ernest Hughes    (214) 714-7300                                     Kris Hughes     (972) 542-8198