Stella Caroline Clarke Hunt, 90, of Warrenton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
She was born June 30, 1927, in Philomont, to the late William Walker Clarke and Dora Buanna Carter Clarke. In March 1947, she married James Raymond “J.R.” Hunt Jr. who preceded her in death in 2009.
Mrs. Hunt graduated from Marshall High School in 1945 as salutatorian of her class. She was hired in 1954 by Safeway of Warrenton, where she worked in the meat department. She retired in August 1984 after 30 years of service. Mrs. Hunt loved to read, especially her Bible, and she loved to cook for family, friends and church.
Mrs. Hunt's family and her faith in Jesus Christ were what she valued most in life. She was a faithful member her whole life of Warrenton Assembly of God and Belvoir Assembly of God churches, where she taught Sunday school and served as Women’s Missionary leader for many years. She was a kind and gentle person and her love and dedication to God, family and community touched many lives. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her son James R. Hunt III and wife Jane; her grandchildren, Michelle Hunt of Northeast, Md., Jeanette Hunt of Elkton, Md., Jordan Deis of New Orleans, Tabatha Post and husband Bob of Powhatan and Jennifer Horste and husband Tad of Warrenton; eight great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a sister, Geneva Gay Norris of Marshall, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Her sister, Leona Mozelle Bryant of Saraland, Ala., preceded her in death on April 22, 2016.
The family thanks the team at Blue Ridge Christian home who cared for Mrs. Hunt for more than years. The family also thanks these ladies who cared for Mrs. Hunt and her husband Jay in their home prior to moving to the Blue Ridge Christian Home: Joanne Smoot, Sarah Simpson, Peggy Goldsmith and Tanis McDanolds.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 12, in the Carter Cemetery at Ada.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association