Ernestine G. Hunter

Published 10:35 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

Mrs. Ernestine G. Hunter passed away Monday, Sept. 18. She was 95 years old. Born in Alabama on Jan. 14, 1922, she was the daughter of Charles S. Brown Sr. and Polly Robinson Brown. She graduated from Dunbar High School in Bessemer, Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) and Grady School of Nursing and began a distinguished career as a registered nurse.

She married Caesar Hunter, who served honorably in the U.S. Army. The couple came to reside in Aberdeen, Maryland and had three children, Jackie, Felicia and Cheri. Mrs. Hunter worked longtime as a registered nurse at Perry Point VA Medical Center.

After retiring from there, she continued to serve in both professional and volunteer capacities. She was a highly respected and active member of her community.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hunter is predeceased by her husband, Caesar; daughter, Cheri; sister, Mary Cosby; and brother, Charles S. Brown Jr. Along with Jackie and Felicia, Mrs. Hunter leaves behind to cherish her memory sister, Dorothy Edwards; cousin, Moses Bandy; nieces, Janice Cosby and Loretta Walker; nephew, William Cosby; and a host of additional family members and friends.

Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church, in Tyler at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the church immediately following the service. Arrangements are being handled by Randall Miller Funeral Service, Selma.