Brenda Hughes

In Memorial

Brenda Hughes, 61, of Hewitt, faithful wife, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, May 3rd at her residence. Graveside services will be 10AM Tuesday, May 6th at Oakwood Cemetery with Chaplain Brian Pendleton, PhD. officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, May 5th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco. A Video Life Tribute of Brenda’s life will be shown during the visitation. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

Brenda was born October 31, 1946 in Waco to Harold William and Lillian Irene (Richter) Phillips. She retired as a faithful employee of Library Binding Company after 26 years of service. She married Douglas Allen Hughes on June 1, 1998 in Lott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Pridemore; and brother, Sammy Lee Phillips.

Survivors include husband of nine years, Douglas Hughes; sons, Michael Hoffman and wife, Sundie and Jimmy Hoffman and wife, Lee Ann, all of Hewitt; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hoffman, Michael Hoffman, Don Coates, Bobby Coates, Jeff Blair, Mark Veselka, James Ellison, and Eddie Ayres.

Brenda was a true and dedicated friend to anyone who knew her. To know her was to love her. Her unconditional presence was a source of love and laughter and her smile would light up any room. She will be missed by all.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ben, Terri, Connor, & Hunter Zetsche

    We will miss you Brenda. You were a wonderful person. You will be in our hearts forever.

  2. We are sorry to hear of your loss.

    With our deepest sympathies
    Billy Neumann and family

  3. Dear Brenda, You & I worked together for a lot of years, & had a lot of good times together…There are no words to express what you mean to me… You & Poppa D. were there for me on a number of occassions…You will always be my "Momma B."
    Love always
    "Daughter C."

  4. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire family. Brenda was not only my sister-in-law for many years but also a very dear friend. Brenda was always the life of the party and I know there is a great celebration going on in heaven today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cindy Middleton

  5. My darling wife is gone, but her memory will live within me forever. She was faithful and her love was unconditional. During the ten years we were together, I never heard her say one unkind word about anyone, or to anyone. I miss her terribly, but I know she’s with God. Goodbye my love.

  6. Frankie & Doris Caughenbaugh

    We are sorry for your loss.
    Brenda was a very wonderful
    heart felt family peron.The
    family are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Our love to all,
    Frankie & Doris Caughenbaugh

  7. You were my sister-in-law for many years and I always loved you. You never had harsh or bad words to say about anyone. You were a joy to be around. I haven’t seen you for years, but you will be remembered.

  8. My Grandma was the most caring and loving person i know.She always thought about others thats one of many things I loved about her, and she loved her grandsons as i loved her. you’ll always be with me Grandma and I will miss you.

  9. my mother was the sweetest and most caring person i have ever been around and i am honored and proud that she brought me in this world she was and will always be my inspiration and GOD has recieved a beautiful angel I LOVE MOM.

  10. Larry & Michele LeMay

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jimmy and Doug and the rest of the family. God bless all of you and guide you through this difficult time. We believe in God’s promise that she is in a wonderful place. We love yall.

  11. Larry & Sherrie Hoffman

    Brenda was a wonderful and caring woman. She was the Mother of my 2 sons. I will always love her for that. I and Sherrie will miss her dearly. Doug,I want to thank you for being there for Brenda and my 2 sons.God Bless You

  12. LaVeta and Ray Knudson

    Brenda was not only my son-in-laws Mother, but was our friend.Brenda was always positive and gave her love and thoughtfulness freely.Brenda was a loving Mother and Grandma and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  13. I really don’t know how to say what i’m feeling right now. All I know is that my mom was a big inspiration in my life and helped me be who I am now. My mom loved her family very much and I know she will continue to look after her family from heaven. I miss you mom!

  14. Michael,Lindsey,&Zoie

    Michael,Sundie,Heston, & the Hughes family our hearts and prayers with you in the time of great loss. May you find comfort,love with all who are around. We will be there for you at anytime and in way we can. With love the Bederka family

  15. Michelle (Hudgens) Reeves

    Dear Brenda,
    You always had the sweetest smile, and you always had laughter, today your two sons, which are also my two half-brothers are left with the memories of this, I know that God called you home for a reason, it’s hard for us to realize, but he needed you,I know you will watch over Jimmy and Michael and their familes. Brothers, I am here for you.
    With all my LOVE,
    your sister, Michelle

  16. Brenda was the most wonderful Mother-in-law anyone could have ask for and I was lucky enough to have her as mine. Brenda valued nothing more than family and friends. I will miss her very much.

  17. Brenda and I worked together
    but she was much more than a co worker
    She loved her family so very much, we both have a great love for our children.
    She touched my life in so many ways,and I now know she was an angel sent from God.

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