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Lloyd Allen Hughes, Jr. "Peter"

April 1, 1956 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 65)

Obituary

Born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956, Peter grew up and lived in the home built by his parents, Lloyd A., and Catherine Smith Hughes, in Marshall’s Morgantown Community. So as not to confuse the new baby with his father, his parents wanted an appropriate nickname for him.  His Dad didn’t care for the name Bunny and his Mom didn’t care to call him Junior.  His father thought how about Peter as in Peter Rabbit. For his entire 65 years, he was called Peter by his family and many friends. 

His education included elementary school at the little two-room Morgantown School and Northwestern Elementary School.  He graduated from Fauquier High School in 1974, received an associate degree in business from Northern Virginia Community College and through his employment at I.B.M. completed additional courses in accounting at Maryland University.  

During October’s fall Revival, mid-1960’s, Peter accepted Christ, was baptized by Rev. R. Stonewall Jackson in the creek in Morgantown and joined the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.  He enjoyed working with the Sunday School and served as church treasurer and usher.  In the early 1980’s he joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church family.  Most recently he returned to the Mt. Nebo family supporting its many ministries. He remembered local congregations on their special days and events.

Peter loved preparing for the Holidays and Homecoming and the door was open to all who wanted to come and enjoy what had been prepared.  Regardless of the date, he always recognized his birthday to be on Easter Sunday.  Though working on the family farm was hard, Peter enjoyed it especially in the early morning searching for a well-hidden calf and an evening view of a freshly mowed field.  He diligently supported, through membership and participation, the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Inc. (AAHA), co-founded by his sister, Karen.  For his older nieces, it was always a fun thing to hear him sing, If I were King of the Forest, from the Wizard of Oz – a near perfect imitation of the character, the Cowardly Lion.

In 1979, Lloyd (aka Big Daddy) began working at Vulcan Materials Company.  Although he worked for some time at I.B.M., Coca Cola, and Micron, he returned to Vulcan and continued working there until his demise.  Vulcan reports that he served the company for 27 years. His last workday at the Manassas Quarry was in September 2021.

Just a very few weeks ago, realizing that his earthly life would soon end, Peter began earnestly preparing.  On Saturday, September 25th, he requested Communion. Deacons Tines and Anderson answered the call. The following day, the missionaries visited and shared in song and prayer.  He was so happy that he was able to hear, “There’s a Fountain Filled with Blood,” later that day Pastor and Mrs. Smith followed suit. Peter spoke openly and freely to his family and many visitors of his departure or that the end would be soon. He took comfort knowing that he would be a resident of “that Great City,” and from his hospital bed peering out the window would say how he longed to see itcoming over the horizon.  Peter’s life here on earth ended while hospitalized at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Centerat 10:58 a.m., on October 9th with sisters, brothers, nieces at his bedside or very nearby.

Mourning his absence today are many including his sisters: Angela Davidson, Karen White; her husband, General, and brothers: Aaron L. Hughes and Timothy L. Hughes; nieces: Ebonee M. Sanders, her husband, Maurice, Carin Elliott, her husband, Brent, Angela Kirwan, her husband, Stephen, Elizabeth L. Hughes, Hannah H. Hughes, Samantha M. Hughes; great nieces and nephews: Aysha T. Davis, Autumn A.Sanders, Leigh A. Elliott, Langston H. Elliott, Luna C. Elliott, Jasiel Koda Campos, and great-great niece, Charlie A. Terrell; senior cousins: Rev. Gillison Lloyd Wanser, Annie W. Young, James H. Grigsby III; first cousins: Thelma A.Brown, Earlene H. Gray, and Doris B. Fletcher. The extended family is large with many calling him Uncle Peter and includes Angela Davis, Andrea Hoover, and General White, III, Noah Warner (godson), Elizabeth Warner. Referred to as “my cousins up north,” Peter always included these when speaking of his immediate family: Frederick Nalle, Victoria Johnson, Darryl Johnson, Leslie Anderson, Larry Anderson,Sandra Shemo, Deanna Cameron.  Special mention is made of younger cousins who spent lots of time in the home of Aunt “Cat” and Uncle Lloyd: Jonathan S. Bolden, Shelby J. Hughes, Garrison Lloyd Hughes.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 10 am until 12 pm, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 4679 Free State Road, Marshall, VA, 20115. ​For everyone’s safety, COVID safety guidelines, including physical distancing and masking, will be followed.  Funeral services will be private. 

Interment: Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Nebo Church Road, Marshall, VA.

Please consider a memorial donation in Lloyd A. Hughes, Jr. (Peter’s) name to AAHA (Fauquier County African American Historical Society) https://www.aahafauquier.org/

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
October 19, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
4679 Free State Road
Marshall, VA 20115

Private Funeral

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