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3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL


Brenda Joy Hunter

July 3, 1949July 19, 2020

Brenda Joy Hunter, 71 of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020. A graveside funeral service will be held 3:00pm EST, Friday, July 24, 2020 at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Skip Speed officiating according to Striffler-Hamby in Phenix City, Alabama.

Mrs. Hunter was born July 3, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of the late Thidore Roosevelt Harpe and Lottie C. Watson Harpe. She was a homemaker and a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Smiths Station, Alabama.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Ilene Roberts, and brother-in-law, Owen G. Roberts.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ennis Hunter of Smiths Station, AL; daughter, Cynthia E. Lewis of Panama City, FL; grandson, Hunter Lewis, and granddaughter, Hannah Maria Lewis, both of Panama City, FL; brothers-in-law, David Hunter of Headland, AL and Robert Hunter of Columbia, AL.

Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


  • Ennis Hunter, Husband
  • Cynthia E. Lewis, Daughter
  • Hunter Lewis, Grandson
  • Hannah Maria Lewis, Granddaughter
  • David Hunter, Brother-in-law
  • Robert Hunter, Brother-in-law
  • Thidore Roosevelt Harpe, Father (deceased)
  • Lottie C. Watson Harpe, Mother (deceased)
  • Sarah Ilene Roberts, Sister (deceased)
  • Owen G. Roberts, Brother-in-law (deceased)

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Society


  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020


Brenda Joy Hunter

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Brenda Starke

July 25, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss of Brenda. In years past I remember her love for plants and flowers. She was such a kind customer.
May God give you comfort during this time.
With Sympathy,
Brenda Starke

Jan Clegg

July 23, 2020

I was in Sunday school class with Brenda for many years at Philadelphia and had such a close group of ladies with jeannie Blother as our teacher. I had a special place in my heart for Brenda and she will be missed but I I know she is in heaven with her new body

Terry Naugher

July 23, 2020

My prayers and condolences are with Ennise, Ennis, and family during this sad time. I was Brenda's friend and neighborhood best friend since we were little. She lived one house down from me. Went to same schools through High School. I used to eat lunch almost everyday during summertime with them. Lottie was such a wonderful cook. We drove TR crazy making him take us horseback riding at Shamrock stables, and take us to the movie show. He was always in the swing outside and we would pester him until he gave up and took us. I spent sleepovers at her home all the time. She was simply the best of friends anyone could have. I loved her dearly. I was saddened when I found out about her MS but she was a tough cookie. Remember when she met Ennis, they made a beautiful couple. After we both married we drifted apart but I always remembered her Birthday and going through my old photos I remember all the fun times we had on a daily basis. She was a beautiful person. You will always be my best friend. Love Terry.

Gayle Gamble THOMAS

July 23, 2020

When we were children, and later on, teenagers, we visited often. I was always so excited when Uncle Thid and Aunt Lottie would come down from Columbus for the weekend, and Brenda could spend the night at my house. My mother, Mary Lou Harpe Gamble, was Uncle Thid's baby sister. My deepest sympathies, Gayle Gamble Thomas

David Hunter

July 23, 2020

With three boys and no girls in our family, Brenda filled a gap when she came into our family as my sister-in-law. Brenda became the sister that I never had. As a family, we've shared good times and bad times. Thank goodness the good times outnumbered the bad. She made the good times such as family gatherings at Christmas more enjoyable. We will miss you, but the Lord's plan for you takes priority over everything else. Ennis, Cynthia, Hunter, and Maria, be strong.



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