Jeffrey Alard Hunter

Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2013


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 03, 2013
Location: Strickland Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Apr. 03, 2013
Location: Strickland Funeral Home Chapel

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February 2, 1959 – 3-29-2013

WENDELL – Jeffrey Alard Hunter, 54, died Friday.  A native of Wake County he was son of the late Jacob Henry & Lillian Eatman Hunter, Jr.  An ordained minister, Jeffrey was a great dad, loved fishing, racing & his grandbabies.

He is survived by children; Jeffrey Wayne Hunter (Elizabeth) of Zebulon, Crystal Joy Hunter of Lexington, sister; Ellen Hunter Hagwood (Howard), grandchildren; Lisa, David, Kaitlyn, Jacob & Caleb, nieces; Lorie Merschat (Kirk), Anna Hagwood Campbell, great nieces Tillie & Connie Hagwood.

Funeral service 3 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third ST., Wendell.  Visitation 1-3 pm, prior to the service.

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Karen Shults (Bonnie Atkins)
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Jeff will be sorely missed especially by the residents of the Garden Place. My Mom so much enjoyed his singing and playing of guitar. He was a delight to myself and members of my family. He showed genuine care and concern to whom all he assisted. I know Jeff will be missed by his family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Noel Atkinson
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Jeff was really nice, i met him at the Hunter family reunions. He is my grandfather's first cousin. My grandmother showed me a picture of him in High school, he was smiling, like he does now, up in heaven. He married my mother and father, we are sad to hear he passed away, then again, he is still in our hearts, he has never left.

Gary F. Gibson
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To: Jeff's Family; I knew Jeff at the Carillon assisted living. He was a true "blessing" to our mom "Merle Gibson", who still lives there in the Garden place. My mom has ALZheimers and Jeff played his guitar and sang to the residents and lifted their spirits many many times over! I got to know Jeff and we had planned to go fishing this Summer. Jeff was our best friend at Carillon and he helped my mom daily in making her smile and laugh. I can't say enough how we loved Jeff! I am sad he is gone, but I know God will use him in His Kingdom come. I hope to see Jeff again in God's time and thank him dearly for his love and sincere care. God bless you. He really touched our lives!!!!! "Merle Gibson's son.....GARY GIBSON

Rita Schweitzer
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
To the Family of Jeff Hunter,

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy for the passing of Jeff. I am the daughter of a resident at Carillon and I would like to tell you that he was genuinely loved by all the family members. He was so dedicated and kind to our loved ones that it is impossible to put into words. When he sang and played the guitar, he lit up the faces of our moms and dads. He touched each and every one of them. We are so so saddened by his passing. Please know that he is in our prayers and will be missed terribly. Sincerely, Rita Schweitzer

Diane Guy
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of your farther and grandfather. Jeff was very special to us. Ruth Guy, Bill's mom, is a resident in the Garden Care Unit at Carillon. Jeff always showed us much kindness and showed great care and concern for Ruth. We will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with all of you.
Bill & Diane Guy

Brenda Wade Daughter of Sonja Sutton Garden Place Carillon
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
I am so sadden by the news of Jeff's death. For someone I only knew a short time when my mother was transferred to Carillon, he made an extreme impact on my life. From the first day we arrived he made me and my mother feel welcome with his singing, understanding of the transition and touched my life with his story of his own family member having Alzheimer's Disease. We enjoyed his singing and playing the guitar, but more importantly he truly had a gift of touching lives and making everyone feel special. I loved his smile and energy and I will truly miss seeing him light up the room in Carillon. I know the residents, families and staff will truly miss him and his shoes can never be replaced. We will cherish his memory as we pray for the family to find peace in these moments of sorrow. My deepest sympathy. Brenda

Julie Morris
   Posted Thu April 04, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of the main reasons I moved my mom to Carrillon. He was such a blessing to all who knew him. God must have needed another angel. He will truly be missed. Please find comfort in knowing he is in a much better place.

Julie Morris

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