Rev. Paul V. Hunt

September 22, 1922February 23, 2013

Rev. Paul Vernon Hunt, of Covington, Kentucky, but a resident of New Orleans since 1945, was promoted to Glory on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the age of 90 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth Duracher Hunt for 65 years, and the loving father of Paulette Hunt Mason Bilderback (Pastor Ed Bilderback) and Rebecca Hunt Smith (Pastor Steven A. Smith). He was the devoted grandfather of Pastor Lori Mason Champion (Pastor Joseph B.Champion), Pastor Paul Daniel Mason (Brooke Shockley Mason), Pastor Matthew David Mason (Paula Simoneaux Mason), Stephanie Smith Otterstatter (Jason K. Otterstatter), Rachel Smith Bautista (Johnny E. Bautista), and Josiah William Smith. He was the great-grandfather of Joseph Mason Champion, Connor Paul Champion, Hunter Matthew Mason, Jackson Davis Champion, William David Mason II, Elisabeth Lauren Mason, Joel David Mason, Elias Graham Otterstatter, Kiersten Hope Bautista, Jenna Kate Mason, Isabella Faith Bautista, and Aria Grace Bautista. He was the son of the late Edward Daniel Hunt and the late Margaret Elizabeth Smith Hunt. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Margaret Hunt Smith, Joseph Hunt, Grace Hunt McDowell, Ruth Hunt Gutwein, Maybelle Hunt Kaiser, and his twin Jack Bernon Hunt, and by his son-in-law Pastor William David Mason. Mr. Hunt was a United States Navy Veteran having served during World War II. Rev. and Mrs. Paul Hunt founded Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Gretna, LA. in 1960 and served together in ministry for over 50 years. He was a charter member and served on the pastoral staff of WestPoint Church as Director of Seniors' Ministry.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at WestPoint Church, 664 Behrman Hwy, Gretna, LA. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013, beginning at 5:00 PM for family and from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM for the public and again on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, at which time the service will begin. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The service will be officiated by Pastor Steven A. Smith. Condolences may be offered online at For more information, please call Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, (504)341-9421. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WestPoint Church Building Fund (664 Behrman Hwy, Gretna, LA. 70056) or Living Waters Worship Center Building Fund (P.O. Bx.818, Seguin, TX. 78155).


  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rev. Paul V. Hunt

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Katherine Tonglet Morris

August 13, 2013

Please accept my late sympathies for the passing of Rev Hunt. He was our neighbor on River Oaks Drive and a very kind man. He will be missed by many.

Kimberly Taylor

March 1, 2013

Paulette, my name is Kimberly Sweeney Taylor and I am not sure if you remember me but I used to babysit your children when you lived on Warwick Ct. in Algiers. I remember going to bible school at your church and being treated so wonderful by you and the late Rev. Mason and your parents. I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family and let you know you will all be in my prayers. May God surround you with is loving arms as your father is welcomed into his kingdom. Kim

Sharon Reiswig

February 27, 2013

Pa Pa I will miss u!! What an honor to care for and love u!!! Thank you for your loving, caring and God serving family!!!

Priscilla Bivalacqua

February 26, 2013

How can I say goodbye to my best friend?My heart hurts to know that your presence is gone from us. Your love of God showed through in everything you did. Not only were you my spiritual were my example of walking in the Word. You taught me to pray for and about everything. My grief is too deep to explain & it is only in God that I can be assured that I can look forward to a better place & be reunited with those that I love that have gone home, but mostly to stand in the glorious presence of my Lord Jesus Christ. You taught that, you believed it & you looked forward to it. You have run the race & now you are home with the God you loved so much. See you over yonder my good friend.

Rick Fountain

February 26, 2013

Brother Hunt, thank you for...
A pastors heart.
A love for the word of God.
Teaching me to love it too.
A dedication of service to the body of Christ.
Giving the best hugs ever.
Your sense of humor, even at my expense.
For loving me.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

February 26, 2013

Paul V. Hunt. What an honor it has been to know this wonderful man - simply as a man,and as a man of God. He wasn't what people would call a "quiet" man, for he was always full of laughter and jovial conversation. But he was quiet. He "quietly" walked out his life of conviction of spirit and dedication in service to the Lord and his family. He "quietly" plowed a path through the waters of life for others to follow, and many have been anchored in Jesus as a result of his example. I hope Bud was one of those in the crowd to welcome him into that great company of faithful soldiers. I and my family will miss seeing his smiling face, but we know we will see him again, and maybe soon. May
Hod's peace and comfort be your portion through the ensuing days. We love you all.
Mary Ann Cassidy and family

Robert Roper

February 26, 2013

Paulette and Becky, Thank you for allowing me to become part of your father's rich legacy. The love and genorisity that he gave me goes beyond words. He was not only my spiritual father but I felt in so many ways that he adopted me into your "family" and I was in Northern Son. The time that I spent with them was "priceless", Pappaw and Mawmaw were truly "Saints of God" and showed me that in their daily lifes. Thank you, he will always be part of my memories. Robert

Roger Sanchez

February 26, 2013

Tnx for the memories

Patrick Hazard

February 26, 2013

The race you ran was to you through untrodden and intimidating lands ... but behind you was left a trail that has allowed those of coming after to find the way with more ease ... thank you for the life you lived, I will see you again

Natalie Didier

February 26, 2013

What briefly I knew of Paster Hunt and his wife were pleasant. They sat at the very front of the Westpoint Church every Sunday, as Pastor Smith preached. Pastor Smith recalled being taught by Paster Hunt, with much admiration, I know he was taught by a great and christian man. I am honored to learn that those teachings will continue on.