Myrtle Tibbetts Hunt, 87, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Our mother was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Plattsburgh, New York, where she resided until 1955.
The next 30 years were spent in St. Petersburgh, Fla., with her husband, rearing three young children and establishing a career as a hairdresser.
After retirement, our parents moved to Alabaster, where their grown children and families called home.
Mother was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Charles Hunt (76), and a son, William Carlton Hunt (23).
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Nelda Hunt; a daughter, Janice Gilmore Black; four grandchildren, Bill Hunt, Tara Hunt Davenport, Brandy Black Jones, and Matthew Gilmore; two great-granddaughters, Sydney Jones and Hunter Davenport; as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Mother will be remembered for her beautiful smile and sweet nature. She was a loving, committed wife, mother, and grandmother. Her devotion to her family will be greatly missed. She was an avid gardener and baker. Both she and Daddy loved camping and spent many weeks and weekends camping with their grandchildren, other family, and friends.
Mother was raised Catholic and had deep, abiding faith in God. She believed and often spoke of having a very blessed life. She was thankful to God for a wonderfully long life, and she demonstrated God’s values in how she lived each day.
Mother also possessed great fortitude and determination. She demonstrated this in her battle with cancer. She fought with grace and humility. She never gave up. At the end, it was her little body that could take no more.
We say goodbye to her physical being, but her lessons on life and love will serve as examples to those who were blessed to know her.
At Mother’s request, her ashes will be placed with her beloved husband, our dad.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham.
A service celebrating her life will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in Southern Heritage Chapel, Pelham.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to New Beacon Hospice.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank-You” to Dr. Elizabeth Lowenthal, Dr. Bala Gopurala, and their staffs for their loving care of our mother. She loved all of you.
Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing.