Grace Cockman Hugo, 77, was called home Monday, April 22, 2019, where she will be welcomed by her parents, Frank Ervin and Beatrice Cockman of Portsmouth. Born in Asheboro, North Carolina, she moved with her family to Portsmouth in her preteen years.
Together, she and husband Doug raised a family in Virginia Beach, where she taught her kids many things, from standing up for themselves, to how to throw a baseball.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Douglas W. Hugo of Fredericksburg; brother, Michael Cockman of Asheboro; children, Timothy D. Hugo (Paula), Lisa Hugo and Stacey Mansfield (Trey); five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and many family members and friends who she often shared many fond and cherished memories about…and a few zany stories, too.
A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, she was previously a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and later attended Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church. An avid gardener and lover of antiques and music, Grace always offered a helping hand where needed, especially as a volunteer for many local charities in the Fredericksburg community. A life well lived, Amazing Grace…you will be missed.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 26 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake Chapel, 929 South Battlefield Blvd. Interment will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St., Norfolk.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church, 420 Enon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.
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