June 20, 1962 ~ April 17, 2021

Born in: Columbus, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Harold Edward Hughes of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on April 17, 2021. He was 58 years old. Harold was born on June 20, 1962 in Columbus, Georgia to Donald and Sarah (Mickey) Hughes. Harold grew up in Lawrenceville. He graduated from Central Gwinnett High School in 1981. After graduation he volunteered at the Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club and the Special Needs School of Gwinnett. He also helped in the children’s Sunday school program at his church, Lawrenceville First United Methodist. He was an assistant at Camp Hardgrove a camp sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia.

Harold was a kind and loving person who was a friend to everyone he met. He had a deep love for God and for his family. His passion was found in his greenhouse where he cultivated a variety of plants. From thorny cacti to elegant orchids he could grow just about anything. He enjoyed taking almost dead plants that others had given up on and bringing them back to life. One of his orchids was awarded a prize from the Atlanta Orchid Society. Harold also loved animals, especially dogs and he had some amazing 4 legged companions during his life. Harold was preceded in death by his father Don. He is survived by his mother Mickey, his sister Brenda and her husband David Stewart of Lilburn, nieces Amanda Stewart of Lilburn and Mary Claire Stewart of Atlanta.

Family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to:

Lawrenceville First Methodist Church – Write in Children’s Ministry on the form to designate

Special Needs School of Gwinnett (family has designated materials for elementary age children)



Memorial Service: May 2, 2021 3:30 pm - May 2, 2021 4:30 pm

Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church
395 West Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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  1. CandleImageIt is moments like these where words just fall short. I feel blessed to have met Harold, he had such a beautiful soul and kind heart. We miss you! Rest in peace. My thought and prayers to his family.

  2. CandleImageThank you Harold for all of the volunteer work and reading you did over the years at Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett!
    Heaven has gained another awesome angel!

  3. CandleImageI thank God for Harold. He blessed my life in so many ways. He had a great sense of humor and a tender heart. He taught me so much about plants; several gifts from his greenhouse still grow in my yard. I treasure the time we had together and will always remember his quick wit and easy way with friends. Thank you Harold for sharing your many gifts.

  4. CandleImageI’m thinking about Harold’s sense of humor. It owed a lot to Mickey’s sense of humor, but it was still unique to Harold.

    He had a hard life in some ways, but he was always surrounded by love.

  5. CandleImageHarold I never saw you when you didn’t have a smile on your face. I remember when I saw yall at Arby’s and I got to meet your sweet doggie. We are so sad for your family but we know that you are completely healed and whole in a way that we could never do. We send love and light to your family and know that we will see you again in heaven some sweet day. Dr Arkin, Shelby and Becky

  6. CandleImageHarold was truly a blessing to everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed but Heaven gained an angel.
    We Loved you & that beautiful smile.
    May God continue to bless this wonderful family!

  7. We send our love and support to Harold’s family. Harold was joyful in his life in spite of difficult challenges. God bless him.

  8. CandleImageHarold was an amazing person to be around. I am glad I got to meet you and your family even though it was a short time. You surely will be missed

  9. I am thinking of you with love and prayers. I know dear Harold will be missed so much. I remember how Daddy loved to talk with and share orchid “moments” with Harold. Perhaps they can resume those conversations once again – two angels talking orchids in heaven!

  10. CandleImageSulejma Numanovic and family:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending sincere condolences .

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