Mary Ann Hunter, 75, of Albany, GA, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Tift Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Putney at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Keith Travis will officiate. A Graveside Service will be held at John W.Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville, Virginia on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM. 

Mrs. Hunter was born April 10, 1943 to the late Cecil and Margaret Linton of Saxis, Virginia. She attended and graduated from Atlantic High School in Oak Hall, VA in 1961. After graduation, Mrs. Hunter moved to Washington DC to work for the FBI as a stenographer and secretary. She was also employed by NASA, moving to Atlanta, where she met and eventually married Lynn Hunter. The two of them moved to Albany, GA where she continued her career working for the Marine Corps Logistics Base. While in Albany, she gave birth to two daughters, Brandi and Holly. As a follower of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she became, and continued to be, a vital part of the ministry at First Baptist Church of Putney, GA. Some of her hobbies included trips to the beach, reading, gardening, and quality time with friends and family. Other important things in her life included daily quiet times with her Savior, annual trips to her hometown of Saxis, VA, attending the activities of her grandchildren, involvement in her church, and being a servant to all. The legacy that she leaves to her family and all those that knew her is one of faith, family, friends, fun (as most were acquainted with her laugh), servanthood, and most importantly that Jesus is the answer for all people and all situations – one of her favorite scriptures was Jeremiah 29:11.

Survivors include two daughters, Brandi Wright (Steven) of Americus, GA and Holly Basko (Will) of Ola, GA, five grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Chandler Wright, Camden Wright, Carley Wright, Hunter Basko, and Linton Basko, two brothers, Greg Linton (Pam) of Pocomoke City, MD, Glenn Linton (Pam) of Snow Hill, MD, three nieces and two nephews, and the father of her children, Lynn Hunter.

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations in Mrs. Hunter’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Putney, 1125 Antioch Road, Albany, GA 31705.

Local arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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