Jo Ernestine “Ernie” Hunter

Jo Ernestine "Ernie" Hunter
Jo Ernestine “Ernie” Hunter

Jo Ernestine “Ernie” Hunter, 90, of Amarillo, TX died Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Ernie’s Going Home Celebration will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  She requested that everyone wear bright colors to her celebration.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ernie was born May 7, 1932, in Washburn, TX to Henry Allen Gilbert and Tommie Juanita Wilmoth Gilbert.  She attended Draughon’s Business School following graduation from Claude High School.  She married Jack Hunter on December 24, 1949, at Polk Street United Methodist Church.  She later became a member of Tascosa Road Fellowship.

Ernie’s greatest joy was her family, from sons to great-great-grandchildren, she loved and enjoyed them all.  She loved to travel with Hawaii being one of her favorite destinations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother, Bernard Gilbert.

Survivors include her sons, Ron Hunter and wife Kathy, Roger Hunter and wife Debra, Walt Hunter, and Clay Hunter, all of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Marjourie Fedric, of Lubbock, TX; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

5 Replies to “Jo Ernestine “Ernie” Hunter”

  1. My wife Teresa and I did not know Ernie, but we know her son Roger and daughter in law Debra. Roger is no doubt a reflection of her and Jack’s great souls and a testament to them both. May all who love her, find peace and comfort in a life well lived.

  2. Miss Ernestine was a lovely lady inside and out. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She loved her Lord her family and friends and enjoyed life to the full! I know she’s rejoicing in heaven right now with her Savior and husband and others but “ The memory of the righteous is blessed“ it was an honor to call her friend.

  3. A remarkable woman who loved the Lord and family ! She was a great cook and had a wonderful sense of humor ! She is now with Jesus and Jack. I know you will keep her memory alive in your hearts and in stories about her. Thinking of youl.
    Malissa Alexander

  4. I love you grandma. Thank you for loving me and being the grandmother to me that you didn’t have to be. you’ll be missed, but always remembered

  5. My birthday is also may 7th so I’ll make sure to also celebrate her birthday. I don’t know her but I’ll celebrate her birthday as well🙏🏼

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