January 26, 1949 - August 20, 2020
Gwendolyn Hughes, age 71, of Reynoldsburg, OH, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born to parents Mabel Lee Gant and James Preston Hughes on January 26, 1949 in Bronx, NY. She graduated from Central High School in 1967 and went on to study Behavioral Science and Social Work at The Ohio State University graduating with a Bachelor's Degree. Gwendolyn worked as a Lead Inspector with the Columbus Public Health Department. She retired after 27 years of service in 2018. A woman of faith, her confidence was undeniable; a fearless phenomenal woman and extraordinary mother who left an impact on everyone she encountered. She was strong, proud, and not afraid of anyone or anything. She was an avid reader, philanthropist, activist, and a lover of roller skating in her prime. Gwen came from the school of hard knocks and did not believe in setbacks or excuses. She believed that nothing was impossible if you put your mind to whatever goal that you set for yourself in life. "Mom" Gwen was an amazing storyteller as well. Especially when she referenced a book or movie It was so vivid and detailed, you felt like you were a part of it. She would give you just enough information to make you curious enough to find out the ending, And never one to be shy, she always gave great advice by telling it like it was, often…even if it rubbed you the wrong way at times. And nothing on this earth would warm your heart more than hearing her laughter in conversation or watching television. Speaking for everyone… she was ONE OF A KIND!!! "A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful. She is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman, in her essence, is a gift to the world." Ritu Ghatourey Gwendolyn is survived by 3 siblings: brothers, James Hughes and Classon Marteina; sister, Anita Robinson-Pointer (Clarence); 3 sons, Gahzee Kareem, Donnell Hughes (Carletta) and Marshall E. Williams, Jr.; 4 grandsons, Donnell Hughes Jr., Marshall E. Williams III, Akil Rashad Kareem and Amir Kareem as well as numerous other family members and friends, especially Frank Farmer whom she loved dearly and was in constant contact with over the years. The family will be receiving family and friends from 10-11:00 am Friday, August 28th, 2020 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43232, where a Private Funeral Service will be held with Pastor Neal Donnell Stephens officiating. As always, Gwen thought of others, so everyone will have the opportunity to "drive thru or walk up" from 10-11 am Friday at the funeral home while maintaining social distancing and attendance requirements with their masks on. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or send condolences to Gwen's family and to view the live webcast.
Gwendolyn Hughes, age 71, of Reynoldsburg, OH, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born to parents Mabel Lee Gant and James Preston Hughes on January 26, 1949 in Bronx, NY. She graduated from Central High School in 1967 and went... View Obituary & Service Information
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