Elizabeth Hunter

Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Ms. Elizabeth Hunter, affectionately known as "Chicken," 80, of 250 Flank Road, Petersburg, Va., formerly of Mt. Airy, N.C., departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Petersburg, Va., to Lillian Mills. Ms. Hunter was educated in Petersburg Public School System. She was retired from Spencer's Clothing in Mt. Airy, N.C., after 25 years of service.

Ms. Hunter was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Mills; stepfather, John Mills; grandson, Charles L. Banks Jr.; and brother-in-law, Charles Carter.

Ms. Hunter is survived by her daughter, Mary E. Banks (Charles L. Banks, Sr.) of Ettrick, Va.; five grandchildren whom she adored and they adored her equally as much, Bobbie J. Lee (Keith) of Chester, Va., Rodney Banks (Elonda) of Ettrick, Va., Kevin L. Banks (Denise) of Henrico, Va., Timothy Banks (Becky) of Colonial Heights, Va., and Shelia Banks (Meechie) of Chester, Va.; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren who were the apples of her eye; one sister, Mary Carter and brothers John Mills Jr. (Marrie) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends among them two devoted, Veronica Anderson Banks of South Chesterfield, Va., and Eunice Macon of Prince George, Va.

A funeral service for Ms. Elizabeth Hunter will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Michael Stith, pastor of First Baptist Church-Bermuda Hundred, Chester, Va. The interment will to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble 11:30 a.m. at the funeral establishment the day of the services.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Hunter at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral Home

J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2013