Jesse Lee Hughes, 36, of Orange, was greeted by the Angels and taken up to his Heavenly Home Friday, Oct. 23, at his residence following an illness.

Jesse was born March 1, 1979 in Orange, to Delbert Eugene Hughes and Myrtle Ann (Johnson) Hughes. He was a lifelong resident of Orange and graduated from West Orange – Stark High School. He worked as a member of the multiple task team with whatever was needed at O.C.A.R.C. in Orange. Jesse will be remembered by his family as a quiet man who treasured very simple things in life. He demonstrated a love for many and he cherished his family with all of his heart. Many times Jesse could be found quietly in his home, coloring, drawing or listening to music and he enjoyed assembling puzzles.

Jesse is preceded in death by his father, Delbert Hughes; maternal grandmother, Maude Johnson; brother, Steven Hughes and his stepfather, Russell Barras.

Those who will most treasure his memory are his loving and devoted mother, Myrtle Barras; sisters, Tammy Haney and husband, Thomas, Nora Zuniga and husband, Miguel and Tonia Herrington and his brother, Theo ” Petie ” Herrington, all of Orange. Jesse is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services to remember and honor Jesse’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in the McLewis Community of Orange. Officiating the services will be Chaplain John Mooney with Gentiva Hospice in Beaumont. A brief viewing will be held at the cemetery just prior to the services as Jesse enjoyed spending time outside.

Honoring Jesse as pallbearers are Ronald Davis, Thomas Haney, Cody Herrington and Miguel Zuniga. Arrangements for Jesse’s services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

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