Celia J. Hughes-Racine

December 11, 1961 - September 13, 2012
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Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
35 Sylmar Road
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Celia J. Hughes-Racine, 50, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly September 13, 2012 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Havre de Grace, MD on December 11, 1961, Celia was the daughter of Zilphia D. Hughes and the late Rodney Hughes. She was a homemaker, a devoted and loving wife andContinue Reading

Lisa Lester left a message on September 23, 2012:
I remember when Celia and Charlie lived about 5 houses down from me on Otsego Street many years ago. I always admired how beautiful she was and how nicely she carried herself. Even at a very young age, I admired the love that she and Charlie CLEARLY had for each other. SO very sorry to hear of her passing.
Rosalie Haines left a message on September 21, 2012:
Charlie and children, I was so shocked to hear of Celia's passing. My deepest condolences to all of you. Please stay in touch with me. Will never forget Charlie how much you and Celia loved each other. How wonderful for your children to have had that experience.
Patricia Henderson left a message on September 19, 2012:
Dear Charlie and girls, Remember when Mike passed away and my daughter called you and Celia. You came right away. I did not know she was ill and my heart is just brokes. She always had the most delightful laugh. She always had a plan for the future and was not afraid to dream big. I know you and your daughters will miss her deeply. If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to call. I am sure Celia and Mike are in heaven talking old cars. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jeannette Law left a message on September 18, 2012:
Dear Racine Family, Celia was such a wonderful, kind person. She loved her husband and kids very much and was so proud of you all. Please remember, she will always be with you, watching over you as your guardian angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jeannette Law & Family
Rob & Becky Hill left a message on September 18, 2012:
I'm so sorry to hear of Celia passing. Rob & I are heart stricken with hearing of her passing. We will keep your family in our prayers. May God Bless you and your family. Rob & Becky Hill
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Susan Ward left a message on September 18, 2012:
Charlie, Amanda, Taylor , and Lance. I am so sorry for your loss. Once in a lifetime you find someone you can truely call a friend. I found this friend when I met Celia. Celia was such a loving and giving person. She could light up a room with just her presence. I have so many wonderful memories that I will treasure forever. I never knew a time when I would see Celia that she would not make me laugh and smile. We would talk for hours about our kids and how proud we were of them. Celia was a true angel and I will miss her terribly, but I know that she has her angel wings now. She will always be watching over the ones that she loves from up above. One day I will see Celia again and when that day comes, I will smile . Until then my friend RIP. I will always love you.
Vickie Jackson left a message on September 18, 2012:
I was so heartbroken to hear of Celia's passing, my heart goes out to all of the family who are grieving. As adults we have such busy lives that we don't get the opportunity to spend as much time with those that we care about as we would like. Celia has always been such a fun loving good hearted person and I will always cherish the summers we spent together getting into trouble as kids. We once woke up in the middle of the night and decided to try our hands at being a chef. After using up half the ingredients in the house (peanut butter, eggs, oatmeal, corn meal, flour etc.) we decided to fry our master piece. Needless to say it was terrible and we got in trouble for making a huge mess but that memory I will hold dear forever. Heaven has a special angel that will be missed here on earth but not forgotten.
Lindsay,Charlotte, Erik & Hailey Racine left a message on September 17, 2012:
Charlie, Amanda, Taylor and Lance, Our hearts ache for your loss, what a loving, fun person Celia was to be around. I will always remember our 4th of Julys watching the fireworks. She gave so much love to those around her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Always remember that she is now the Angel that watches over all of you!
Ashley culley left a message on September 17, 2012:
Celia aka momma bear I'm will always remember your kind heart. And I will never forget you coming to the hospital to see me when I had Alaina you got so excited when I told you could pick up. I'm glad you got a chance to watch her:) youll be greatly missed by many people. I will miss your personality and your warm heart. I will do my best to help Amanda , Taylor , lance and papa bear get through this hard time. One day well all be together but until then watch over us <3
Lisa Tibbs left a message on September 17, 2012:
I have known Celia for the last twenty four yrs and in that time she has always been a good friend to me,we shared long friendly phone conversations when we hadent seen her in awhile because life is busy and she was a very busy lady,Totally and compleatly committed to her family,A very admirable woman,I have to say,we shared our love of coffee and often joked about it!! I will miss you Celia the world has one less good,honest,repectful person without you in it! R.I.P Celia <3
Shawnie Webb left a message on September 17, 2012:
Charlie and family- Im so sorry to hear of the passing of Celia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Tina Ray left a message on September 17, 2012:
It is hard to put into words how much Celia meant to me, I was a part of her family when I was much younger, she always had a beautiful smile and loved life. When her mom would go to the thrift store Karen, Anita and I would look through the goodies and Celia would come in, and say "where's my stuff bubble" meaning Karen, and we would bust out laughing cause Anita would try and hide what she wanted. We also would go sledding on Cohen's hill, and be chased by the bull a time or two. She always offered good advice, she had everything she always wanted a loving boyfriend Charlie (sweethearts) and later on her, a wonderful loving marriage to her one and only Charlie, beautiful gifts from God her three children. When she saw me out somewhere she would always say hi and offer a hug. She will be greatly missed for she truly was a beautiful friend, and family member, I will always cherish my memories, and meet with her again when the trumpet sounds. God bless you, Tina Marie Ray
Kaitlin Ward left a message on September 17, 2012:
To the woman who was a second mother to me for more than half my life- there are no words to explain how much you will be missed. I think it's safe to say that I spent about 80% of my childhood at your house, and I wouldn't change that for anything. The one thing I admired most about you was how welcoming you were, to everyone. I remember numerous occasions staying with your family for 2-3 week periods at a time. You even used to joke and say that I was your "third daughter." But, I can honestly say, that during those times, I made some of the best memories that I continue to carry with me today. Cadillac rides, carnivals, countless icecream trips, yard sales, swimming, bonfires, goodwill shopping, the list could go on and on. Aside of being so welcoming towards me, you were the same towards my family. I remember many times my Mom would come to pick me up, you two would start talking and we'd be there for another 2 hours. That was fine though, because when we were all together, we did nothing but laugh. I used to get the biggest kick out of you saying "fiddle sticks." I'll never forget that one :) I came to visit you and your family before I left for college in August. We hit one last yard sale, and if I remember correctly got some pretty good deals! I'll never forget what you told me before I left, "Enjoy it. It'll go by quick, and even though your weary about it, you're going for a reason, make the best out of it." You always knew what to say. Thank you for all you did for me over the years. Watch over me,save a nice spot for me up there, & tell Joey I said I miss him.
Lynda White left a message on September 17, 2012:
Taylor and Family, Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Love Lynda White
Little Sister -- Karen Hughes- Turk left a message on September 16, 2012:
My Sis was like a Mom to me, when ever her and her boyfriend, now her husband of 30 yrs would go any where they would take me with them. she would always when I was little would hold my hand in a way that her pinky finger would rub over the top of my hand ( My pinky finger hand holder) we shared a room together and would hide a tape recorder under the bed and actually forget about it till it went off, then we would laugh and laugh listening to the things we would say... there is no one who can fill your shoes, but as we just talked about last weekend 4 days before you passed,, I promise I will do everything you asked me to do,, and now you are with Dad, Poppaw, Mommaw and all are other loved ones, keep your promise and give Dad a kiss for me, As I cut locks off your hair for all you kids, I too took a lock, I also braided a lock of mine in yours so we will always be together,, There are no words that can express how much I will miss you,, Yes I told charlie about Amanda's secret, he is ok with it... I LOVE you so much and will always remember our crazy good times,, we know about, You will always be with me; I LOVE YOU ; SISSY,, LOVE LITTLE SIS,, You were a wonder sister who would do anything for anyone,, now you can with ease...RIP,, TILL I SEE YOU AT THE GATES,, YOU BETTER BE THERE WAITING FOR ME.. LOVE YOU FOREVER,, if I am not doing it like you want you know what to do; LOL our secret message; you were " ONE OF A KIND " and your kids are gonna be just like you; I don't want to stop writing but I am out of room, but you know and so do i; thank you for helping me be a Mom to my Son, I know he meant alot you, couldn't have made it through his birth without your fanning and coaching,,, Rest now and know we all Love and miss you; everything will be ok; promise.
Karen Blazek Moore left a message on September 16, 2012:
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I have always thought of Celia as a sister. Karen is my best friend so I grew up with the whole family. And Celia and Charlie were inseparable. I had so much fun just hanging out with them. Celia would make us a big plate of french fries late at night or cheese steak sandwiches. She always made you feel at home and one of the family. I still can't believe she is gone. I love you Celia, you have and will always be in my heart. Karen Blazek
Rebecca Hughes left a message on September 16, 2012:
Aunt Celia, You have always been an angel to me and so many others, now you have your wings, fly away, and triumph in the Lord's everlasting Love. You will be greatly missed, but never to be forgotten. I miss you and until the day we meet again, in my heart is where I will keep you.
David Green left a message on September 16, 2012:
condolences and sincere sympathy on your loss
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