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Gussie L. Hunter


Sunrise: April 23, 1932

Sunset: May 24, 2021

“God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered softly, come to me.”

Gussie Lois Hunter was born on April 23, 1932 to the late Effie Dale and John Robinson of North Carolina.  She was called to eternal rest on May 24, 2021 in her home surrounded by her children.  She is predeceased by her late husband of 46 years, William Hunter, sisters Cora Chaney, Lena Phillips and brother William Robinson. Gussie accepted the Lord in Savior Jesus Christ at an early age.  She became a long-time faithful member of First Baptist Taylorsville Church here in Portsmouth, Virginia where she served on the Female and Combined Usher Board, a faithful worker for over 25 years with the Bible School Refreshment Committee and a devoted member of the Helping Hand Club.  Throughout her journey in life, Gussie touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with by blessing them with her heart felt powerful prayers, her generosity, and her loving smile.  She was a spiritual woman who believed in pleasing everyone before pleasing herself.  Most important to Gussie was her faith in God and her love for her family.  Her family was her major focus.  The time she spent with them brought her much happiness and joy.  She especially enjoyed loving on and spoiling her grandsons Traivon and Kyrie who both held a special place in her heart.  Gussie took pride in preparing meals that people enjoyed.  She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to any and everyone in need. Gussie was extraordinarily special to everyone and she left an everlasting mark in the hearts of many.  She is described to many as a consummate of a housewife, a mother, a friend, grandmother, aunt and most important, a faithful child of God.

Leave to cherish her wonderful memories are her daughters Linda Bell of Texas, RaMona Brown of Portsmouth, Delphine White (Carl) of Portsmouth, Michelle Parker (Glen) of Portsmouth, Angela Bennett of Suffolk; her sons James Key of Portsmouth, Belafonte Key of Chesapeake, Douglas Key of Portsmouth, Thomas Hunter of Chesapeake, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, church buddies, and telephone buddies.  May her soul rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord.

Viewing Friday, May 28, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Shirley Patillo says

    To The Family Of Mrs.Gussie Hunter❤️ 🙏
    You have our Condolences and Prayers from The Patillo Family- Shirley, Lynn, Kevin, Jerry

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    Karen Thomas says

    You are in my prayers
    Do sorry for your family loss

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    Dianne Stephenson says

    My Sincere Condolences to Michele Parker and the entire family!Let not your heart be troubled your mother was a God fearing women and she loved her family! Love you all

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      Michelle Key Parker says

      Diane thank you so much. Mom preached her own funeral by her everyday walk. We are blessed even as we miss her

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    Chaplain Corps Norfolk Police Department says

    Please accept our condolence from the Chaplain Corps, Norfolk Police Department.
    Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Family,
    Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven Cannot Heal
    Norfolk Police Department Chaplains Corps

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    Michelle Davis-Green says

    RIP Gussie, a job well done! My prayers are with you family.

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