In the morning of Saturday, July 1, 2023, Alexandria Nicole Hughes passed away peacefully due to natural causes surrounded by family and countless loved ones at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was 28 years old.
Alexandria, or as she was better known by her nicknames Alex, Allie, Alliebug, or Pumpkin, was born at Womack Army Medical Center to Candace Warren-Miller and Jerry Hughes on December 5, 1994. Allie was a military child traveling across the country living in North Carolina, Louisiana, Washington, Florida, and Alabama. In 2000, Allie returned to her roots in North Carolina, settling in Saint Pauls. Alex graduated from Jack Britt High School in 2017 where she was a Special Olympics athlete.
Alex loved laying out on the beach and listening to and playing music. In fact, her love of music was contagious. She was happiest when playing her keyboard. Alex touched many people’s lives without having to say anything at all; people were excited to see her because she was just Alex. She radiated pure joy and was known to light up a room with her presence. Allie kept things in perspective by injecting a laugh or squeal whenever there was tension in a room. She was so deeply loved and, for many, it was said that being around her was the closest thing to experiencing having an angel on Earth.
Alexandria is survived by her mother, Candace Warren-Miller; her father, Jerry Hughes; her step-mother, Gwynne Warren; and her step-fathers, Drew Miller and Joseph Warren. She was the oldest of multiple combined families and survived by her siblings, Cameron, Joseph III, Payton, Reagan, and Connor and countless four-legged siblings, among them include her beloved Golden Retriever “Turner”.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Allie’s memorial to the North Carolina Special Olympics (https://sonc.net/).