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“Aunt Barbara, From Sonda Kay, Speedy, Eric, Fred and Greg, we love you and will miss you. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Sonda Kay Anderson (Jones) - TX

“Lester, I'am so sorry to hear of you loosing your sister. My deepest condolence go out to you and all of your family member's. Barbara is walking...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Diggs - Austin, TX

“Dear Barbara: Now all you have to do is "Walk Around Heavan All Day." Rest in Peace... Bertha H. Malone - classmate. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bertha Malone - Austin, TX

“To Aunt Barbara's Family, may she rest in peace. Hello family I know its been awhile but the Love that I have for you all will always be there. The...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: La Fayette Falkquay Jr. - TX

“To Barbara's family, I am so sadden to hear of your mom's passing. She was and always will be my "sister-in-law". We married two brothers. Barbara's...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Verna Jean Falkquay - Richmond, TX

“I am Trellis Frazier, Barbara's neighbor and I am going to miss her greatly. She was my favorite neighbor. I'm very sad. It's not going to feel the...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Trellis Frazier - Austin, TX

“THE HUNTER FAMILY Our condolences are extended to your family. We are praying for the entire Hunter family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: MILDRED DOVE - austin, TX

“THE HUNTER FAMILY Our condolences are extended to your family. We are praying for the entire Hunter family. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: DORIS AND EDWAR FOWLER - AUSTIN, TX

“Our condolences are extended to your family. We are praying for the entire Hunter family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kathryn Benford - Austin, TX

“Lester, I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. You and your Family have my prayers and condolences. She will truly be missed on this side. ...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Patrica A Diggs-Jackson - AUSTIN, TX

“Barbara was a wonderful person, a great friend, she would always call me her " other sister". I will miss her always, and I am so sorry for your loss...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Robbie Miller - Lacona, NY

“To The Hunter Family my prayers go out to your family. God don't no more on than we can bare. Just remember she is in a better place. Terrie Henry ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Terrie - manor, TX

“To the Hunter & Whitehurst My prayers are with you & your Family,God will see you through,You have my deepest Sympathy ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Dolores Shelton - Austin, TX

“To Barbara's Family, The L. C. Anderson Class of 1965 sends our deepest sympathy in the loss of Barbara. Our heartfelt prayers are with each of...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Class of 1965 - Houston, TX

“One more star now shines brightly in the Heavens. Dorothy Jenkins ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy Jenkins - Austin, TX

16 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Scott (DOYLE) - Austin, TX

“My condolences goes out to the Hunter Family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Willie J. Alexander - Austin, TX

Barbara Hunter was born on July 16, 1947 to Matthew Hunter and Icella Jackson-Hunter in Bastrop County. Barbara was the second child of ten. She was educated in Austin public schools. Barbara received Christ at an early age beginning at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church. In 1963, the family was a part of the originating members of Rehoboth Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.H. Howard. As an adult, Barbara later became a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church where she remained until God called her home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Barbara's God-given gift of a melodious voice was well put to use ministering to the masses through song. One of her favorite songs and one that she was well known for singing is "Walk Around Heaven All Day." In the mid 1970's, Barbara was one of the Jimmy Butler Gospel Singers. This group was the first local black Sunday morning program on television (aired on KTBC – now Fox 7 Local). The Jimmy Butler Singers traveled extensively all over the U.S. singing songs of praise and their individual families blended as one, all committed to the Word. Barbara was employed by Austin State Hospital, Eastern Hills Rehabilitation Center, and she retired from the Westminster Retirement Community. Barbara was the mother of six children and practically raised her last two siblings. She spent most of her retirement years nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Rodney Penson; brothers, Matthew Hunter, Robert Hunter, Donald Hunter, Harvey Hunter and Daren Hunter. Barbara is survived by her children Alanda Cavanaugh, John Falkquay (Angela), Ronald Falkquay (Sharon), Rodney Falkquay, Stacy Revetta, Tracy Revetta; Sisters, Rhonda Cleveland, Sharon Whitehurst (Carlton); Brothers, Lester Hunter, Patrick Hunter, Coy Dove; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.

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