Taitlyn Shae Hughes, 12, a former resident of Elkins and for the past year, a resident of Martinsburg, passed from this life Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. following an unexpected fatal brain hemorrhage.
Taitlyn was born Monday, January 11, 1999 at Elkins, a daughter of John E. Hughes II and Nicole J. Armstrong Siva. She is also survived by her siblings, Darian Alexa Hughes age 14, Dalton Tyler Siva age 6, and Landen Trevor Siva age 4, paternal grandparents, John Hughes and companion, Sheila Hatley of Webster Springs and Joyce Hughes of Huttonsville, maternal grandparents, Herman and Vickie Armstrong of Mill Creek, her uncles, Chris Hughes and family of Lousia, VA and Shane Armstrong of Hedgesville, great grandparents, Ina Gear of Huttonsville and Larry and Janet Bender of Warren, OH, her step parents, Jamie Hughes of Elkins and Chris Siva of Martinsburg, one very special great aunt, Sherry Thomas and husband, Harl, of Nitro, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
Taitlyn attended Midland Elementary School in Elkins from Kindergarten through 4th grade and Jennings Randolph Elementary School in Elkins during 5th grade, and was currently attending Hedgesville Middle School where she had recently become a cheerleader and had been chosen to receive the Citizenship Award. She was a member of Center Stage Studio of Dance, Elkins United Soccer, Rhythm and Motion Dance Studio in Martinsburg, and had most recently attended The Living Room Church at Martinsburg. She loved spending time her family and friends as well as texting, taking photos, shopping, and taking care of others. A sweet, loving, and giving person, Taitlyn wanted to change the world for the better so much so that in her passing, she donated her organs to help save the lives of others.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 until 9 PM at The Alliance Community Fellowship Church at Gilman. Funeral Services will be held at the church on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1PM. The Reverend Tim Turner and Pastor Mark Epperson will officiate and interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. A Memorial Service will also be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 4PM at The Living Room Church, 50 Monroe Street, Martinsburg, WV 25404 where Youth Pastor Danny Sullivan and Senior Pastor Kevin Green will officiate. During the memorial service, Darian A. Hughes will be baptized as a symbol of her faith and to honor Taitlyn. Memorial contributions in Taitlyn Shae Hughes memory may be made at Huntington Bank, 420 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241 for a charity to be named at a later date.
Travel directions to The Alliance Church:
Take 33/250/219 West leaving Elkins to Old Rt 219 N (Central Supply Company). Turn right on Old Rt. 219 N. Go approximately 1.5 miles. The Alliance Church is located on the left.
From Buckhannon: Take 33 East to Elkins Exit. Go right off exit ramp and travel approximately 1/4 mile. Turn left on Old Rt. 219 N. Travel approximately 1.5 miles. The Alliance Church is located on the left.
GPS Coordinates:38degrees 57minutes 55seconds N,79degrees 50minutes 35seconds W
Born: January 11, 1999
Place of Birth: Elkins, WV
Death: November 6, 2011
Place of Death: Washington, DC
Hobbies: Spending time her family and friends as well as Texting, Taking Photos, Shopping, and Taking Care of Others
Organizations: Center Stage Studio of Dance, Elkins United Soccer, Rhythm and Motion Dance Studio in Martinsburg, and had most recently attended The Living Room Church
This memorial provided by:
Randolph Funeral Home
Valley Bend, WV