Wilhelmina Sherman was born on January 28, 1929 to Bill and Florence Sherman. She had two siblings, Tolliver (deceased) and Jennie Mae Sherman Spivey. While very young, their parents passed away. Wilhelmina and her sister went to live with their maternal Grandparents Martha and Amos Graham. Wilhelmina received an elementary and high school education in Bucksport South Carolina at the Richardson Training School. At a young age, she received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the Salem AME church in Bucksport, South Carolina.
While playing basketball during high school years, she met Albery Hunt, Sr. They fell in love and were married. God blessed this union with 14 children, one of whom, Bill Willard Hunt, was still born.
Wilhelmina Hunt was the epitome of a wife, stay at home mom, and virtuous woman. One of the neighbors told the children, “you’re lucky to have the parents that you have.” We weren't lucky...we were blessed by God! She ensured that all her children were raised in the church while also singing in the choir and serving as a stewardess. Every Sunday morning, the family would come together before breakfast, get down on their knees, pray the ‘Our Father’ prayer and thank the Lord for the things that He had done for the family.
Wilhelmina had a passion for all things wonderful in life! She loved growing flowers, growing veggies, and preserving them. She loved quilting and sewing. She loved antiquing, decorating and improving our home. Wilhelmina loved Christ, her sister Jennie Mae, her family more than words can ever say.
Wilhelmina Hunt was preceded in death by her late husband, Albery Hunt Senior, her daughter, Comelatta (Benjamin) Hubbard and her eldest son, Jonathan (Jacqueline) Hunt.
Wilhelmina leaves eleven children to mourn her passing: Patricia (John T. ) Love; Vonzella (Michael, deceased) Hunt-Finkley; Houston (Libby) Hunt; Albery Hunt Jr.; Costella (Cleveland, deceased) Davis; Kent Willis Hunt; Teresa Sumpter; Mitchell (LaTrenda) Hunt; Denise M. Hunt; Nicole T. ( Elijah) Jackson; and Virgil (Robyn) Hunt, one sister, Jennie Mae Spivey, two sisters-in-law, Jessie Mae Bonaparte and Mary Lee Hunt. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
"MAY THE WORK I'VE DONE SPEAK FOR ME!"
July 13, 2021
To Reverend Costella Hunt and Chelsea Davis, John T. Love & Family
The First Baptist Church of Highland Park Family offers our deepest sympathy to you on the transitioning of your mother and love one, Wilhelmina Sherman Hunt. We join together in prayer with you and your family to let you know that you have our love and support.
Only God knows your pain and how heavy your hearts might be at this difficult time. You can trust Him, and you have the assurance that once a child of God departs this life, they are in His presence. You can take comfort in that promise because it is the word of God. The Almighty is still on the throne and has not forgotten you, and it is in times like these that He proves Himself faithful. We encourage you to look to Him who will provide you with the comfort and perfect peace to make it in the days and months ahead.
Although Sister Hunt is no longer on this side, you can rejoice in the fond memories of the time you shared with her. May the love, grace and peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you, and may He continue to shower you with His richest blessings as you reflect upon her life and cherish the memory of Wilhelmina Sherman Hunt.
In Shared Faith,
Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor
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