Karen Denise Hughes of Vernon Hill passed away Sept. 9, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on May 5, 1965 and was 55 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Margie Jean Monroe and Jimmy Hughes (Sue) who survive.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone. Karen was a “Mama” and “Maemae” to everyone; her grandchildren were her world, and she never met a stranger.

Karen Denise Hughes is survived by her daughters, Toni Denise Blanks and fiancé Anthony Allen of Vernon Hill and Samantha Jean Blanks of Richmond; two grandchildren, Dallas Hughes and Tabytha Allen both of Vernon Hill; siblings, Lynn Hughes of Vernon Hill, Pamela H. Walker and husband Jan of Halifax, Darlene H. Hudson of Halifax, Keith Hughes of Halifax, Michael Hughes and wife Sarah of South Boston, Stacy Morris and husband Earl of Nathalie and Elizabeth Hughes of Los Angeles, California; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special loved one, B.W. Sprouse and Anthony Allen.

She was preceded in death by nephew, Justin Walker; and great niece, Adiana Williams.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Millstone Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Rhew and Rev. Barry Fero officiating. Due to the concerns of COVID-19, we strongly suggest wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

The family will receive friends Sunday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

For memorials consider the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or assisting the family with final expenses.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.