Toni Sani Hughes came into the world on December 4, 2003 and those who were touched by her life would never be the same. Her parents knew right away that Toni would one day make a forever lasting impression in this world. As a baby she was active and exploratory; she warmed up easily to anyone and possessed an infectious giggle and smile that would melt any heart.
As a little girl she united with St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was an exemplary 11th grade student at Arkadelphia High School. She was very outgoing and made friends with all races. Toni knew the value and worth of being a true friend. She loved being in the company of family and friends; and was often the center of attention.
If ever a title existed “Selfie Queen” she was. Toni loved Facebook and posting “selfies”, she also used it to keep up with family and friends, send an encouraging message or post highlights of Tamia growing up.
Toni was blessed to be the mother of Tamia Jani Hughes. She was her life and she loved being her mother. She took that role seriously and wanted to make sure that she received all of the love and affection she deserved. Toni's death has been swallowed up in Victory. Her life has just begun.
Toni passed from this life on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Those left to relish in her memory are her daughter, Tamia Jani Hughes; her parents, Latonneo T. Hughes and Mia L. Bowens; sisters, Tonie S. Hughes and Lakylee Tonne Hughes; brothers, Jathan Bowens and Latonneo Hughes, II; her grandmothers, Sheena Ware and Sharon Evans; aunts, Kimberly Ware, Sophia Dunn, Danielle Walker and LaBrittney Hughes; a bonus aunt, Shalanda Crite; uncles, LaMarrieo Hughes, LaVar Hughes and Brandon L. Ware; her best friend, Kiyla Campbell; her god-father, Robert “Duke” Ussery, Jr.; special cousins, September Ware Campbell, Jathan Bowens, Jr., Mehkia Wilson, Terrance Hale, Jr., and Simone Crite; Toni also leaves and abundance of family and friends who loved her and added to the richness of her life.
Family and friends are encouraged to wear black and red to the celebration. Pallbearers will be Corey Davis, Robert Ussery, Jr., LaVar Hughes, LaMarrieo Hughes, DaVarius Hughes and LaVarius Hughes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Williams, Carlton Craig, Nykee Mahan, and Randy Hempstead.