Joy Lyell Hunter

November 4, 1927April 7, 2013

HUNTER, Joy Lyell- passed away peacefully on Sunday, the 7th of April 2013, at the age of 85. Mrs. Hunter is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years William Edward (Ed) Hunter, parents Eva F. and Fred L. Lyell Sr. She is survived by her brother, Fred L. Lyell, Jr.; sister-in-law, Frances Hunter Dillon; nieces and nephews, Susan Lyell Young, Cassandra D. Estes (Robert), Joseph G. Dillon Jr. (Pamela), Jeanette D. Hamlington, (Gary), William Edward Dillon (Pamela), Richard Hunter (Debra) and many great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hunter was a native Nashvillian and graduated from Peabody Demonstration School. She also earned a Bachelor’s and 2 Masters Degrees at Peabody College. She was a former school teacher and librarian in the Metro Public School System for 47 years. She was constantly recognized by former students who remembered what a kind and supportive teacher, and, later, friend she’d been to them. Her family will never forget her kind, generous and loving heart. Mrs. Hunter was also a long time member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from four until six o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, 9th of April at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held at ten-thirty on Wednesday, the 10th of April, at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Jim Bachmann officiating. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Mrs. Hunter’s name may be directed to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 33 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215.


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Fran Husband Woods

April 16, 2013

Mrs. Hunter was my 4th grade teacher at Robertson Academy in Nashville. (1962ish) treasure the memories of her and my childhood. She was a wonderful role model and one of the softest spoken teacher I ever had. Can still see the magic twinkle inherent eyes.

April 10, 2013

My close friendship with Joy goes back 64 years to the time we were first-year teachers together. We remained close as we moved to other cities. Now there is an empty spot in my heart because she is gone. I pray for blessings on her extended family.

Betty Seely, Atlanta

Christie Remaly

April 9, 2013

My prayers are with the family and I will always have fond thoughts of my childhood and Aunt Joy and the many saturdays we ate at Shoney's in Green Hills and went to the mall and as an adult, how much she loved her family and her students. God speed Aunt Joy.....