Gertrude Mae Hughes was born in East New Market, MD. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Willie Pinkett and Sarah Pinkett. She departed this life on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Delaware. She was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County. She was previously employed at Old Salt Seafood, Easton, MD and Shore Stop Deli, Preston, MD. She loved watching her soap opera, going shopping and spending time with her family.
She married Daniel Hughes Jr. on June 16, 1992 and resided in Hurlock, MD. Gertrude was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for many years. She served faithfully and was a past assistant treasurer (Hurlock, MD) and choir member. She was a willing worker of whatever her hands found to do.
Gertrude leaves to cherish loving memories with her husband, Daniel Hughes Jr (27 years married and together for over 60 years); five daughters, Lori Cooper (Thomas Moals) of Easton, MD, Nicole Henry (Dwight Henry) of Preston, MD and Wendy Megginson (Douglas Megginson) of Hurlock, MD; two step daughters, Danielle Brummell (Guy Brummell) of Denton, MD and Traci Molock of Cambridge, MD; four sisters, Marie Chester of Rhodesdale, MD, Mable Holland of Hurlock, MD, Linda Pinkett of Hurlock, MD and Shirlene Harris of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, James Pinkett (Pauline Pinkett) of Rhodesdale, MD and Allen Pinkett of Federalsburg, MD; two granddaughters, Destiny Henry and Makayla Megginson; five grandsons, La’Von Cooper, La’Mar Cooper, Rakeem Henry, Zionte Safrit and Kaleb Brummell; four sisters in-law; one brother in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
She leaves behind a special friend, Ruth Anne Davis who was like a sister; special friends, Mary E. Pinkett, Teresa Batson, a special friend who was like a daughter, Dinelle Saintvil and a host of church family members.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step mother, Mary L. Pinkett, sister, Oneida Stevens, daughter, Regina Cephas, eight brothers in-law and several aunts and uncles.