Sharon ‘Sherree’ Hughes was born into this world
January 21, 1956, in Memphis, TN, to Charlie Travis
and Ruby Jewel Bennett. She left this world January
27, 2018, unexpectedly, surrounded by loving family.
Sherree was an instructor at National Park Technology Center, teaching Health Science Technology to young, aspiring future medical personnel. She continued her love for teaching even in her death by requesting that her family donate her body to medical science.
She is preceded in death by her father Charlie Travis Bennett, and one grandson, Brody Cullen Munroe.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Bennett; her husband and best friend, David Hughes; her children, Aaron Hulin, Audra Munroe, Lacy Ciampoli and husband David, and Heather Hughes; grandchildren, Meadow, Jaxon, Kayla, Mackenzie, Kahlyn, David, and Jackson; her “Wilson” cousins, her loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, a host of friends, students, and her wonderful “blues family” all around the world.
Sherree was involved in numerous activities, charities and organizations. She served as an officer at the state and national levels in many of the groups she was a part of. Her work in these organizations continues to impact the lives of students and health care.
Sherree loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them at every opportunity, especially at the beach. She loved to sit and listen to the waves and feel the wind in her face. Her other favorite place was sitting on the deck of her house enjoying laughter and fun with anyone who stopped by to visit.
One of her passions was music, whether playing it, listening to it or teaching it. She most recently worked with the Spa City Blues Society’s Blues In The Schools program, teaching young men and women the history of the genre and how to perform.
As a teacher, Sherree made a difference everywhere she went. She had a way of bringing out the best in her students, and she beamed with pride any time one of her students was recognized with an award or achievement. Her beautiful smile and unconquerable spirit will live on in her work, her students and her family.
There is a memorial service scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday at National Park College, Eisele Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate her life, and encouraged to bring a story to share with her loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Spa City Blues Society’s Blues In The Schools program. Click below to honor the family's request. Any amount is appreciated.
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