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Georgia Mae Hunter

Memorial for Georgia Mae Hunter

Born in Austin, Texas on Jul. 18, 1932
Departed on Oct. 1, 2012 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery
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A blessed event happened July 18, 1932 when Georgia Mae Johnson was born, the only child to the union of the late Ruesaw and Beatrice Swisher Johnson. She was nurtured in the Christian faith at the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend S. L. Davis where she received her salvation and was baptized.

She attended Austin Public Schools, graduating from the (Original) L. C. Anderson High School in the Class of 1951.

She met and married the late Jimmie D. Hunter and to this union five children ere born whom they both loved dearly even unto their deaths.

She served many years as a maid caring for the Milburn family of Austin. She worked hard and with great passion. She maintained a dream to one day become a nurse. Sharing this dream with the Milburn's they allowed that dream to become a reality by providing the necessary financial backing for her to matriculate at the Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin during the mid-sixties. A mother of five young children, with a strong determination in a difficult course of study, walked across the stage in Town Hall at Hancock Centr being pinned as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. From that night on her life was never the same as it became a life of service.

She was among the first in the nursing profession to provide medical assistance to patients with renal disease requiring dialysis at Brackenridge Hospital. For some 30+ years the nursing profession was her heart, as well as the countless numbers of patients she was blessed to care for on her favorite shift, "11-7". Following her retirement, she became "Georga" the family nurse, and also the "shuttle service" and as late as three years ago wher her health began to fail and she could no longer take care of those that she had, they began to attend to her medical needs.

Being part of a charter group of Black nurses, aides and ward clerks at Brackenridge Hospital, these women organized themselves ad "The Ebony Brack Social Club". This organization was created to promote what was improtant to all of the members: Family, Fellowship and Service.

After leaving the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in later years, she and a number of other family members, their families and friends became members of the Wayside Memorial Baptist Church organized by her uncle, the late Reverend M. P. Swisher. She remained a member until "Uncle Pat" was called to another pastorate in Lubbock. The church failed to thrive and finally dissolved. She, her family and others moved their membership to various churches. Sister Hunter united with the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend S. A. Davis where she has remained for over 50 years. Her family later united with Mount Zion under the pastorate of Dr. G. V. Clark.

She served faithfully in ministries at Mount Zion, namely the Music Ministry and Dorcas Circle. Mount Zion presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for 50 years of Dedicated Service, Service Award for years of service as a dedicated member of the music ministry and recognized as a Titus II Woman of God.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; her parents, the late Ruesaw and Beatrice Swisher Johnson; uncles, aunts and many other relatives and friends.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her five children: Dr. Jimmy D. Hunter (Pamelia), Waco, Texas, Connie Beatrice Hunter, Michael Eugene Hunter(Donna), Curtis O'Neal Hunter and Terrell Maurice Hunter (Veronica), all of Austin, Texas; sixteen grandchildren: J'Naudia Hunter-Phillips (Jason), Dr. Jamison Hunter (Patrice), Tyrone (Ty) Hunter, Cedric Hunter (Christy), Darryl Blaylock, Michael O'Neal Blaylock, Michael Eugene Brown, Nathan Eugene Hunter, Latrice Williams, Leticia Hill, Dante Hunter, Giovanna Hunter, J'Maica Hunter, Christopher Akau, Teri Hunter, Tantinesha Freeman; thirteen great grandchildren.

Though she did not have biological brothers and sisters, her first cousins moved into those places with ease and her number of children grew. As youngsters, Wilma Edwards became the sister she never had and remained that way until death now parts them. She was raised with other first cousins and acquired other sisters who also loved her just as much: Eleanor Rowe, Sue Jackson, Louise Thompson, Etta Mae Wallace, John Clark, Marion Wilson, Joseph Swisher, Ruth Kamara, Mable Nunn, Queen E. Hardin, Ada Ignont, Helen Glover, Betty Tryone and Janary Roberts.

She was affectionately called "Mom Hunter" by so many including her god-children, extended family and friends: Ethel Washington, Reverend Connie Jackson, Luke Mercer, Jr., Jaqueta Simms, Vanessa Humphrey, Charlotte Tenner, Barbara Canady, Kory Brown, Elijah Black, Nathan Blaylock, Nathan Blaylock, Charles Roberts, II, Quincey Jones and Skylar Smith.

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