Mrs. Jacqueline Hughes Mungo, age 81, of Fayette, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, March 8th, at her residence. Services will be held on Saturday, March 18th, at 2 pm at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fayette Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to St. Jude Children‘s Hospital .
Jacqueline L. Dejarnette Hughes Mungo was born November 20, 1941, to Joseph Dejarnette and Mattie Holifield. In 1942, Jacqueline’s mother succumbed to tuberculosis, leaving behind three children: Joseph, Jr., Marva, and Jacqueline. Unable to physically tend to the youngest child, Joseph gave Jacqueline to his sister and brother-in-law, Earnest and Mary Mitchell. “They loved her, made provisions, and was an inspiration for her continued growth in the grace of God.” The Mitchells prepared Jaqueline for the journey of life with the help of God almighty.
Jacqueline attended Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She became an educator and touched the lives of many children during the course of her career. “I had a love for children. Children were a part of me. I studied them as I would study books. They were a part of my life’s journey.”
Jacqueline married Edgar Hughes, Jr. “Edgar was an excellent speaker, teaser, and father.” He provided for his family and honored his wife. According to Jacqueline, Edgar was, “A man of integrity, and a source of great joy and love, who always put Jacqueline first and foremost, with the exception of God, who he loved, and dedicated and devoted his life for the cause.” Jacqueline and Edgar had two children, Mary Anita Hughes Thomas and Brandon Hughes. Later in life, after Edgar’s death, she married Rev. Frank Mungo. She remained married and strictly honored her vows until death.
Jacqueline was devoted to the work of the Lord. She used her talents and abilities to spread the Gospel and serve the people of God. She was an active member of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Souls Harbor, and Union Missionary Baptist Church where she served as first lady. Jacqueline assisted in the establishment of God’s Platform Outreach Ministries, created to ensure that God’s Word reached those who were unable to attend services at their local church. In addition, she was the overseer of a food truck ministry that delivered essential goods to organizations such as orphanages and homeless shelters. She continued to plan and organize activities for the ministry until the end of her life.
Jacqueline Hughes Mungo transitioned from this life to the glorious hereafter on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. She is survived by two children, Mary Hughes Thomas and Brandon Hughes; grandchildren: Curtis “Eli” Thomas, Quatreion Tyreke Hughes, and Emberlei Reign Hughes; sisters: Marva Wright (Nathaniel), Fani D. Moore, Fannie Miller, Barbara McHenry (Richard), Brunetta Beidleman, Geraldine Whitmore (Arthur), Delores Lee (Ronald), Glenda Lobb (Janos), Antionette Clarke (Maxey); brothers: Joseph Dejarnette, Jr. and Raymond (Francis) Dejarnette, and many nieces and nephews. Jacqueline fully committed her life to Christ and is now resting in the arms of her Savior. “As I close my eyes and chapters of my life, I have no more to give. I do hope and pray that knowing me as a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, relative, and friend that you will pick up the torch, carry it high, and embed in others the principles of love to each individual that God has placed upon this earth.”
“Farewell, I have made my journey.”