Bishop Louis Hunter Sr.
1945 - 2020
November 4, 2020
Bishop Louis Hunter Sr.

February 21, 1945 - November 4, 2020

Bishop Louis Hunter Sr. was born February 21, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Lee Hunter; sister, Roxie Mae Hunter; and first wife, of l7 years, Delorice Ann Black Hunter.

Bishop Hunter served in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne and was decorated and honorably discharged in 1967.

Bishop Hunter received his early spiritual foundation at Bethpage Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis. He was ordained as an Elder of the AME Zion Church in 1976, received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Hood Theological Seminary, a Masters of Arts degree from Howard University-School of Communications in Theory and Rhetoric, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary. Bishop Hunter was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from Clinton Junior College in 1995 and awarded an honorary doctorate from his Alma Mater, Hood Theological Seminary for Meritorious Services in 2005. He served as a Pastor in the AME Zion Church for 28 years. The hallmark of his pastoral ministry was "productivity and growth in the spirit of excellence". Bishop Hunter served as the Pastor of Shaw Temple AME Zion Church from 1992-2004. His innovative, creative, and thoughtful leadership of the church resulted in an increase of more than 1,400 new members. He was elevated to the episcopacy by the 47th Quadrennial Session of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church General Conference in Greensboro and was consecrated Aug. 3, 2004, as the 93rd prelate in the line of succession, after serving in the traveling ministry since 1975.

Bishop Hunter peacefully entered his eternal rest Wednesday, Nov.4. Those left to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 35 years, Ingrid Flack Hunter; three sons, Louis Hunter Jr., of North Carolina, Rodney Hunter, (Linda) of Washington, D.C., Kenya Hunter, (Johncie) of Indiana; grandchildren, Tamieka, Jasmine, Janae, Jaylin, Jordan, Kendall, and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Malik, Madson and Marlee Zoe; siblings, Lovell Hunter Gibson of Kannapolis, ,Vernice Hunter of Kannapolis, and Gaynelle Hunter Propst (Bobby) of Salisbury; beloved sister-in-law, Roberta Flack of New York; a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren; 26 sons and daughters in the ministry, and many beloved relatives and friends.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Smyrna, Ga., and Sunday, Nov. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Charlotte, at .

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Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Nov. 22, 2020.
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
, Smyrna, Georgia
3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
, Charlotte, North Carolina
Funeral services provided by:
Long & Son Mortuary Service
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Iris McElroy
November 28, 2020
Bishop Hunter Sr. was my mentor at Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church in Arlington, VA. He was the true man of God who taught me the importance of studying and learning the Word of God when he was the Rev. and teacher at Lomax. Because of his anointing he taught the importance of tithing and I have carried and taught the principles and blessings that it brings to others. All that I have learn from him over the years at Lomax in the 80's has bless me and taught me to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit who is the true teacher of faith and the Word. I thank the Holy Spirit that I was one who was under his ministry at Lomax and continue to pass on the teaching to others. Thank you Hunter Family for sharing the wisdom that your father taught me and many others. He was a True Shepard of the Word of God. His living was not in vain. Prayers of comfort and peace in days ahead.
Iris Cooper McElroy
November 27, 2020
Condolences to Supervisor Hunter and family. God of comfort be with you.
Rev. Celesta Ary
November 24, 2020
My uncle, a man with a heart ♥ that goes beyond words. I adore him with all my heart. Distance played from seeing one another, but my lo for him was endless. I will always remember our private conversation and words of encouragement that I will carry with me always. Love you and will miss you dearly.
Linda mccree
November 24, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2 Thes 2: 16,17.
November 24, 2020
Our hearts goes out to the family of Mr Hunter.We knew Vernice his Bro and Louis.And other family members may God give you peace in the time of your bereavement.
Janice and June Bug Mcgee
November 22, 2020