Amanda Robbins Hughes, 37, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was called home on December 14, 2023. She was born on May 2, 1986.
Amanda was predeceased by her father, Richard Robbins; grandparents, Fred and Mildred Doyle; and her special nephew, Robert “TJ” Watkins; and two of her beloved fur-babies, Maestro and Beretta.
Surviving Amanda is her husband of 16 years, Nathaniel Hughes. Also left here cherishing her memory are Amanda’s mother, Brenda Doyle Robbins (Ken Dalton); sister, Michelle (Greg) Bloom; nieces, Kenzie (Brian) Cuddy and Kristina (Tyler) Harrison; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and, not to forget, her fur-babies consisting of five dachshunds and a lab, all whom she loved dearly.
Amanda was a 2004 graduate of Glenvar High School in Salem, VA. Upon graduation she attended UNCG where she received a Masters Degree in Music Education while simultaneously receiving a Masters Degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. While her love and talent for music was great, she went on to follow another passion, helping young students as an Academic Advisor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
In 2019, Amanda and Nathaniel collaborated and established Hughes Landscape Works, LLC. Amanda was an essential partner providing most of the logistical business needs.
Some of Amanda’s passions include the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping on the French Broad River. She also enjoyed traveling and experiencing new places. She cherished spending time with her family and her dogs but, most of all, her treasured husband, Nathaniel, the absolute love of her life.
It is undeniable that Amanda was brilliant, talented and kind hearted. Perhaps one of her most “distinguished” gifts was her laugh. It went far beyond lighting up a room. When Amanda laughed, a past classmate would seek her out from across the restaurant. When Amanda laughed, a tour guide would look back at the group they were leading and laugh harder with her. When Amanda laughed, it was as melodic as her flute playing, crescendoing into a roomful of smiles and the warmth of love. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Per her request, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doxie By Proxy (a dachshund rescue) at http://www.doxiebyproxy.org/donate.