Jewell-Farmer-Obituary

Jewell Farmer

Decatur, Georgia

1928 - 2020

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FARMER, Jewell Lynn Hunter Jewell Lynn Hunter Farmer, 92, of Decatur, GA, stepped peacefully into her new life on July 13, 2020, after 13 months in hospice. Born in Knoxville, TN, April 22, 1928, Jewell was predeceased by her parents, Harry Gordon Hunter and Grace Estelle Atchley Hunter of...

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I had the honour of working for her, helping her around the house for about 2 years. One of my fondest memories is of when she invited me to sit and listen while she played the piano and sang hymns for me. She was the sweetest woman. Always made me smile. A bright light shone in her eyes.

I remember meeting Jewel when she was moving from one assisted living to another. Later, I met her at Our Lady of Perpetual Care, where she was so lovingly attended to by her daughter and the sisters there. I remember how she glowed throughout the visit with love and joy, especially when we we sang.
Later I heard in a church service from Lynn about her mom responded when Lynn told her we were praying for her: "Tell them I'm praying for them, too."
Lynn, what a...

Jewel was a dear friend to my mother, Ozelle Head. They worked together for many years at the Baptist Home Mission Board, now the North American Mission Board. I worked there in the summertime during college, as did Jewel’s daughter, Lynn. Jewel was a living example of God’s grace. Her legacy will live on through Lynn. Our family is lifting up Lynn, the family, and friends in bereavement prayer.

A beautiful human whose example inspired me as a child when I was
part of the Oakhurst Baptist community. Gracious, soft-spoken and resolutely strong in character, she seemed to stand out wherever I saw or heard her. My deepest sympathy for Lynn, my dear childhood friend who carries on her mother's legacy of goodness.

Lynn, I'm so glad you wrote this wonderful obit for your Mom. I wish I had joined Oakhurst sooner, so I would've had time to get to know her. You were lucky to have her as a role model.

Jewell was such a delightful supportive presence at the Baptist Home Missions Board, back in the good ole' days when her good friends Walker Knight and J.C. Durham led the communications department. I was privileged to be there and to know her.