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Deacon Melvin Lee Hunter, Sr.

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“To the Hunter I want to extend my deepest condolence to family & Jeff so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you all comfort in this time of...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Eaton - Plainville, CT

“My condolences to the Hunter family, I pray that God will continue to give you strength and guidance. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Hazel Teasley-Arnold - Fort Worth, TX

“So sorry for your loss, praying your strength. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sybrella Moss - Waterbury, CT

“To The Hunter Family, You Are In My Prayers And Have My Deepest Condulances. He Was A Worker That SometimesI Never Seen To Get Tired. We Worked...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Darryl Greene - Nolensville, TN

“Condolences to the family and praying for strength during this time of the loss of your father. Mr. Melvin was a great man of God and will be missed. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Sophie Walton - Waterbury, CT

“Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." My most fondest memory will also be Melvin kneeling under the tree and my...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Tarshia (Kee-Kee) Arline-Faniel - NC

“Take Your Rest Deacon, Truly Will Be Remembered As A Great Man Of God, Provider And So Much More.. Julie ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Julia Allen - waterbury, CT

“Sending condolences out to the family, Mr.Melvin was a great man ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Katrina Freeney/Bell - Meriden, CT

“My Condolences to all the Hunter Family.Our prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Romona Barnes - Waterbury, CT

“So sorry for your loss,I pray that God will give you strength and guidance through these days of mourning,God bless. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Andrews - Waterbury, CT

“Sorry for your lost, he will be sadly miss. Praying for the family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Harvey - Portage, WI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Mr Hunter was a great man as it shows in Mrs Minnie and all his children. Love you all!!Kimberly (Davis)...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kimberly Clements - Waterbury, CT

“Sorry for your loss ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Adrienne Reid - Waterbury, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Barbara, Gloria & Paulette Brinkley ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Brinkley - Waterbury, CT

“Sincere sympathy to the family. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to the family❤ ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Renee Early - Waterbury, CT

Deacon Melvin Lee Hunter Sr. 85, was born to the late William and Edna (Kee) Hunter on January 11, 1933, in Hobbsville, NC. He departed this life into eternal glory on July 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
In early childhood, Melvin accepted Christ at Joppa Baptist Church, in Hobbsville, NC, and continued to love and worship the Lord with all his heart. He attended Keys Fork Elementary and TS Copper High School. Melvin relocated to Waterbury Ct. in 1955. He retired in 1989 from Rostra Engineered Components formerly known as Century Brass Products Inc. and Scovill Manufacturing Company. After retirement Deacon enjoyed meeting with his friends at Dunkin Donuts. He was a loving and caring Husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He married the love of his life Minnie Lee Eason Hunter on January 8, 1952, together they shared sixty-six amazing years. To their union, fourteen children were born leaving a legacy of one hundred and six descendants.
Melvin was a lifetime member of Zion Baptist Church where he served on the Willing Workers, Outreach Ministry, Adult Mass Choir, Men Chorus, Deacon Board, Trustee Board, and Chief of the Tribe of Judea at Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed volunteering at Anderson's Boys Club until his illness.
He leaves to cherish his memories and continue his legacy: wife Minnie; twelve children Bessie Hunter (Neil Saa), Zelma (Tommy) Copeland, William Hunter, Rita (Johnny) McNeil, Vincent Hunter, Jeffrey (Denise) Hunter, Gloria Hunter, Paula Hunter (Michael Shannon), Robert Hunter, of Waterbury, CT; Patricia (Francis) Eggleston of Pikesville, MD; Felicia (Randy) Harling, and Anthony Hunter of Atlanta, GA.; two brothers, John Hunter of Hampton, VA, Melgrew Hunter of Hobbsville, NC; and one sister, Ernestine White of Jamaica Queens, NY.
Also, he leaves to cherish his memory thirty-three grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Melvin was preceded in death by his two sons David Wayne Hunter and Melvin Lee Hunter, Jr. (Ramona); brothers Herbert Hunter and Herman Hunter; and sister Gladys Mitchell.