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Isabelle Hill Hunt

May 19, 1942 May 20, 2023
Isabelle Hill Hunt
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Obituary for Isabelle Hill Hunt

Isabelle Hunt, 81, died May 20, 2023.

One of God’s special angels arrived in Memphis on May 19, 1942 to parents Lillie Dukes and

Curly Robinson. At that time, the family had no way of knowing the impact their little angel,

who they named Isabelle, would have on the lives of others.

She had a loving and caring relationship with her mother and recalls sitting with her at a young

age, looking at the moon, as they said together “I see the moon and the moon sees me.” At the

age of six, Isabelle’s mother died, and she went to live with her grandmother. Mama Mary (her

grandmother), and Granny, along with other neighbors, taught Isabelle to love the Lord, love

others and to act like a lady. That nurturing foundation helped build a spirit of compassion in her

and a love for others, which many witnessed throughout her life.

Her grandmother always encouraged her to read and taught her the value of hard work. Those

teachings served her well. Isabelle became an avid reader and was a founding member of the

Alakaye’ Book Club in the late 1980’s. She remained a member for over 30 years, forming

caring bonds with members as they read, celebrated birthdays and enjoyed fellowshipping.

Throughout her life, she knew how to balance tasks as a mother, career woman, youth advisor,

and church servant. She loved maintaining a clean house; family and friends knew that Isabelle

would not leave her house until she made up her bed each day.

As a child, Isabelle loved playing school and acting as the teacher. That play activity gave her a

desire to pursue a career in teaching. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School,

she enrolled in LeMoyne-Owen College and worked as a babysitter and waitress to help support

herself. Later, she earned a master’s degree from Memphis State University (now University of

Memphis). Isabelle taught school for 39 years, impacting the lives of countless students.

Isabelle’s faith in God was strong. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. Despite many

health challenges, Isabelle always trusted God. Her favorite scripture was 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting

all your cares upon him; for he careth for you.” At times when she was admitted to the hospital,

staff were amazed by her medical history. She would smile and say, “I’m a walking miracle.”

Isabelle was a faithful and active member of Monumental for over 35 years. She has served as a

Sunday School teacher, May Club member, Women’s Fellowship Steering Committee member,

Women’s Day Chair, Young Adult Advisor, and was selected as a “Woman of Grace.” She has

been an active Deaconess for many years and sought ways to spread God’s love.

Family and friends were important to Isabelle. Greatest joys in her life included the birth of her

son, Sean, who preceded her in death, and the births of her grandsons, Aaron and David. She

delighted in attending their school activities and celebrating their achievements. Life lessons that

she hoped her son and grandchildren would learn from her were to be kind to others, to value the

welfare of others before self, and to have the love of God in their hearts.

Isabelle surrounded herself with family—spiritual and natural. Mourning her loss and cherishing

her memory are her grandsons, Aaron and David Hunt, her daughter-in-law, Clarice Hunt,

daughter, Deborah Lee and family, sisters Marsha Lee (Pam), Peggy Hardge, and Jo Stinson,

several nephews, nieces and cousins, Mae Massey and countless other friends, many extending

from her days in elementary school.

Isabelle has completed her course and now rests in peace in her new heavenly home.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901)3749-0861.

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10:00 AM 5/30/2023 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/30/2023 12:00:00 PM
Monumental Baptist Church

704 S. Parkway E.
Memphis, TN 38106

Monumental Baptist Church
704 S. Parkway E. Memphis 38106 TN
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12:00 PM 5/30/2023 12:00:00 PM
Monumental Baptist Church

704 S. Parkway E.
Memphis, TN 38106

Monumental Baptist Church
704 S. Parkway E. Memphis 38106 TN
United States

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

5668 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis 38119 TN
United States

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