Morris Hunter Sr., 80, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Galliano, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at Christian Family Center. Military honors will be observed by the United Veterans League at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the center, with burial in Barrios Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Melvina Ledet Hunter; sons, Morris "T-Moe" Hunter Jr. and wife, Pamela, Wayne Hunter and wife, Suzette, and Todd Hunter Sr. and wife, Sandy; daughters, Ramona Hunter Soper and husband, Tom, Bridget Hunter and Wanda Hunter Grabert and husband, Wayne; brother, Stanley Hunter Sr.; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Enes Sr. and Aline Autin Hunter; brother, Enes Hunter Jr.; and sister, Earline Hunter Bouffaine.
Morris Hunter Sr. honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict
. He began working for Grand Isle Shipyard in 1965 and retired in 2012 after 47 years. He was the founder of Christian Family Center which had its inception through French Bible Studies, which were being held in family homes until its present establishment. He taught his six children to read and live God's Word mainly by example. He was a true man of God who shared his faith with everyone he met. He is loved and will be missed by all, especially his canine companion, "Jean Claude" and his cat, "Moustache."
Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.