Meadville Tribune

May 7, 2013

Rose Mae Hunter

The Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Rose Mae Hunter, 69, of 20316 Barton Road, Meadville, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Rose was born in Zebulon, Ga., on Sept. 12, 1943, a daughter of the late John Henry and Lucy Mae Phinazee Lee. On Sept. 12, 1964, her 21st birthday, Rose married Donald E. Hunter, who survives.

She was an active member of St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church where, over the years, she served on the Usher Board, the Missionary Board, sang in the church choir and prepared church bulletins.

Rose enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. While doing so, she provided child care services for other families. In her earlier years she was employed by Heatrix and by the former Mead Nursing Home. She was a 1962 graduate of Meadville High School.

Rose enjoyed cooking, reading her Bible, shopping, especially for clothes and shoes; but what she enjoyed most of all was spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Donald, of 48 years, Rose is survived by four children, Yvette N. Hunter, Richelle M. Hunter, Donald E. Hunter Jr. and his wife Dawn, all of Meadville, and Shawn L. Hunter and his wife, Sarah E., of Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren, Elise V. Hunter, Alivia D. Hunter and Jeremiah B. Hunter.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Hunter.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 792 N. Main St., Meadville, where a going home service will be held at 11 a.m., with Bishop Stanley Smith, pastor, officiating.

Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205-4620.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

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