Joseph Andrew Hughes

Joseph Andrew Hughes, 62, passed away on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, in League City, TX.

Born on September 7th, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Charles and Jane Hughes.

Joseph enjoyed reading, studying theology, and spending time with his family. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Illinois State University. Later on, he received a degree in Paralegal Studies, which led him to work at the Federal Office of Public Defenders in Houston, Texas. Joseph dedicated his life to serving his community by becoming a member of the prayer ministry of his local church. He was a wonderful husband and father to his wife and five children.

Preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Hughes and Jane Mayo Hughes.

Survived by his wife, Grace Valor Hughes, his children, Nehemiah Christopher Hughes and his wife Alana Hughes, Nathaneal John Hughes and his wife Kimberly Hughes, Glory Joy Hughes, Robert Delyte Hughes, and Mercy Havilah Hughes, and by his granddaughter, Eden-Rose Hughes. Also by his siblings, Suzanne Hughes Rydel, Constance Brady, Frederick Hughes, Mary Hughes Jones, Nancy Hughes Wallace, Daniel Hughes, Mark Hughes, and Judith Hughes Cantrill. And by his close friend, Freddie Borders.

Celebration of Life service will be held virtually on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at 1 pm. The service can be streamed on His Touch Worship Center’s Facebook Page at

In remembrance of Joseph’s life, the family asks that charitable donations be made to His Touch Worship Center’s Building Fund at in lieu of flowers.


  1. I am sorry for your loss and I pray that the Holy Spirit comforts you. I also know that heaven is rejoicing the return of one of the beloved. After reading about his life it was apparent he was a man of God. You had the pleasure of him being a part of your everyday life. What a blessing. May the love of God envelope your family and keep you always.

    Cathy Comer
  2. So very sorry to hear this – Joe will be missed – prayers for all the kids & Grace🙏

    Kelly Ruivivar
  3. My daughter and I were truly blessed to know him and your family. He made a life changing impression by his enthusiasm and example. Thank you for being such a humble and fairhful example just by walking out this sorrow.

    Angie Romine
  4. Trust in the Lord for guidance in your new season in life. He will cover you and your family with His peace.

    Roxanne Cook
  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a vital part of the Federal Public Defenders and we still benefit from his contributions.
    Margy Meyers
    Federal Public Defender

    Marjorie Meyers

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