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Janice P. Hunter

November 20, 1923March 24, 2020

Janice P. Hunter died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, while resting peacefully in her home and surrounded by family. She was born in Dodson, Louisiana in 1923 to Esther Williamson Pullen and Roland McCray Pullen. She graduated Jonesboro Hodge High School in 1940 and Louisiana Tech University in 1944 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics and a minor in Chemistry. Esso Laboratory in Baton Rouge employed her for 7 years. In 1945, she married Dan F. Hunter on his return from 3 years of military service in Germany. They lived in Baton Rouge where Dan attended and graduated LSU Law School and she continued working at Esso as a chemist. They were active members of First Baptist Church Baton Rouge. In 1950, they moved to New Orleans where Dan took a job as an attorney with Standard Oil of California (now Chevron). While her children were in college, Janice returned to work for 6 years at Delgado Community College as an instructor. She was a Metairie resident for the past 57 years. She was a loving mother to her three children: Fred Hunter of Jackson, MS (wife, Dawn), Jack Hunter of Metairie (wife, Jane), and Marsha Hunter Dyess of Baton Rouge (husband, Darrell). She is also survived by four grandchildren: John Hunter of Fairplay, CO., Ben Hunter of Baton Rouge, Hannah Hunter Pounds of Metairie, and Allison Hunter Barnhill of Jackson, MS, and seven great grandchildren: Kate and Jackson Hunter; Luke, Caroline, and Eli Pounds; and Beau and Hunter Barnhill. She is preceded in death by her husband Dan F. Hunter, parents Esther and Roland Pullen, her sister Era Byrd Chandler, and her brother Roland McCray Pullen, Jr. Janice was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a fun grandmother, and a proud great-grandmother. She was an active member of First Baptist Church New Orleans for 57 years where she led Bible study and participated in numerous mission organizations and ministries. Over the years, she actively supported Global Maritime Ministries, Baptist Friendship House, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Baptist Community Health Services, Reclaimed Project, and was a charter member of the WWII Museum. She loved to laugh with friends and family, host dinner parties, write notes, cards, and letters, read, play bridge and games, and watch basketball and football. Her therapy was gardening. Her first love was for Christ and his kingdom. She never got over being in love with Jesus. She was faithful in life and unto death. A private family burial will be held at Garden of Memories, Metairie. The family will notify friends and loved-ones when a memorial service can be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Global Maritime Ministries or Baptist Friendship House.


Janice P. Hunter

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Mary Musgrave

April 1, 2020

I am Mary Lawless Musgrave. My husband, Malcolm and I were in Janice and Dan's Singles SS class @ FBCNO prior to moving to Tucson, Arizona. Janice had a bridal shower for me and Dan gave me such Godly advice when I was caring for my Dad with dementia. I sang in the choir with Marsha. May God comfort your family as you mourn her loss.

Mary and Malcolm

Lynne Lauderdale

March 27, 2020

Praying for all of you and your extended family. Have many happy memories of times spent with your family.

Bob and Amy Little

March 26, 2020

Mr. Dan and Mrs. Janice taught the young married class at FBCNO for a number of years. We had so much fun. Dan was a dedicated teacher, serious about his duties, while his sweet wife was...well...the life of the party. And she did host several fellowships at her home. What a gracious, loving, kind, humble Christ-follower!

Even as we moved away, she kept in touch with us, faithfully praying for us where ever the Lord moved us. Bob says that Mrs. Janice always remembered the day he was baptized.
She was a spiritual giant in our lives. We're celebrating her life now and anticipating the time when we can worship around the throne of Jesus together with all the nations.

Shirley (Miller) Jefferds

March 26, 2020

I cannot think long about my 10 years at First Baptist Church without Janice and Dan Hunter appearing in my memories! I was so blessed by these two as they loved us Singles and showed us the love that Christ wants all His children to show. Marsha, Jack, and Fred, may you all be comforted by the presence of the Lord your mother loved . She ran a fine race; now she can experience fullness of joy in her eternal home.

Lorraine Stoudenmier Roote

March 26, 2020

Janice Hunter added joy to any occasion whether it was a time to roll up her sleeves and get to work or to preside at a formal tea table. She taught me so much about being a godly woman. I am grateful for the blessing of her life.

Mitzi Harrington Woodson

March 26, 2020

Mr and Mrs Hunter have been my Christian role models for 60 years! Their love for the Lord was written all over their faces. Their love for the church was evident in their lifelong service.

Todd Snure

March 26, 2020

Janice and Dan will live on very fondly in my memories particularly from my time at FBCNO. They were kind and devoted followers of Christ and displayed this in everything they did. They are both missed for now, I look forward to the day we will all meet on the other side.

Beth Finch

March 26, 2020

The Hunters invested so much in me and my friends during my time in New Orleans. I have wonderful memories of Dan and Janice. My prayers are with the family.

Anne Jester Turner

March 26, 2020

I remember Janice and Dan so fondly from my days at FBCNO. My sympathy to all the family.

Darleen (Arras) Raulerson

March 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family as they grieve the loss of this wonderful woman. She was in my life for so many years as she led and guided all our generation of FBCNO "younsters" to become the best we could be. Thank you, Ms Hunter (I am 73 y/o and still called her that every time I saw her out of love and respect) for being in my life.