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Ms. Alice Rushell "Auntie" Hunt

February 25, 1951 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 71)

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Ms. Alice Rushell Hunt “Auntie”, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. The funeral will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Garden Memorial Cemetery, Graveside Service.

Pastor (Dr) Dennis Williams and Dr. John F. K. Moore officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Peoples Funeral Home on April 15, 2022.

Alice “Auntie” was born on February 25, 1951, in Utica, Mississippi to the late James Moore, Sr., and Sylvia Stamps Moore. She was preceded in death by her soulmate and best friend, her husband Oscar Hunt, Jr. He adored her and together they taught their children, Bernard, Erick, Tavius, Trey, integrity, loyalty, and compassion, imbuing them with the confidence necessary to pursue life with a purpose and passion.

Alice lived a beautiful, dignified life. A discerning woman of exquisite taste, she provided comfort and solace while asking little in return. She worked as a janitor with Jackson Public Schools for over 20 years and as an Entrepreneur in Jackson, Mississippi until the end. She was known throughout the community as the “Candy Lady.” Her family was her sole focus, and she worried over and took care of them until the end, sometimes to the exclusion of her own needs. Alice was a free spirit, she believed in flexibility, ‘modifications’, and change. She valued loyalty, honesty, and authenticity.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James Moore, Jr., and Jerome L. Moore. She is survived by her beloved sisters Josie Lee Moore, Laura Bertha Ishman, and brother, Elbert Moore, all of Jackson, Mississippi.

Alice is survived by her sons James B. Hunt (Jaaqua), of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Erick J. Hunt (Tamika) of Jackson, MS; Tavius C. Hunt of Jackson, MS; and Oscar Hunt, III of Jackson, MS; 10 grandchildren: Jessica R. Hunt and Jalyx B. Hunt of Smyrna Beach, FL; Erin J. Hunt, Erick J. Hunt Jr., Erick Hunt, III, Tadarius Hunt, E’Rihanna Hunt, Taneesha Hunt all of Jackson, MS; Tavius C. Hunt, Jr “TJ” of Madison, MS; and O’ubre Elle Hunt of Jackson, MS. 3 great grandchildren: Hayleigh Wells, Zayden Hunt, and Zamia Hunt, all of Jackson, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, that were close to her.


Visitation hours will be held Friday 04/15/22 from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday 04/16/22 at 2:00 p.m. at Garden Memorial Cemetery located on 8001 Hwy 49 N. Jackson, MS 39209

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April 15, 2022

Time: TBD to 7:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
886 North Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Funeral Service
April 16, 2022

2:00 PM
Garden Memorial Park Cemetery
8001 Highway 49 North
Jackson, MS 39209

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