Taitlyn Shae Hughes, 12, a former resident of Elkins and for the past year, a resident of Martinsburg, passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., following an unexpected fatal brain hemorrhage.
Taitlyn was born Monday, Jan. 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, 14, Dalton Tyler Siva, 6, and Landen Trevor Siva, 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, Ohio; her stepparents, 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 fourth grade and Jennings Randolph Elementary School in Elkins during fifth 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 with 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 conducted on Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at The Alliance Community Fellowship Church at Gilman. Funeral services will be conducted at the church on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Tim Turner and Pastor Mark Epperson will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. A memorial service will also be conducted on Sunday at 4 p.m. at The Living Room Church, 50 Monroe St., 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 Ave., Elkins, WV 26241 for a charity to be named at a later date. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Taitlyn Shae Hughes. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.