Wanda Ann Hunter

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Wanda Ann Hunter passed away suddenly on November 3rd; a few weeks short of 66. She was born November 27, 1956, to Luke and Yvonne Hunter in Columbus Ohio. Wanda Ann, as she was sometimes
called, attended South High School and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  Wanda spent her whole life caring for others as a mother, daughter and as a home health aide. Wanda spent many years working for LifeCare Alliance, HealthPro, and Spring Home Health Care, sometimes having two jobs at once. In her later years Wanda cared for her mother, Yvonne until her death in April of 2020. Wanda enjoyed seeing her friends and family, and as of lately had started sharing family photos. Each person that was blessed to receive photos said how happy it made them.  Her biggest pride was her four grandchildren.

She texted each one of them every morning wishing them a good day. Wanda is survived by her children LeAnna Lightner, and son Gabriel (Earlene) Lightner, her siblings:Douglas Swann (Pamela), Mark Hunter (Pamela); Robert Hunter and Patricia Crockett; Aunt Mae Mapp and Uncle George Swann Jr. Grandchildren: Shawn Gier, Azavier Johnston, Jameson Lightner, Gabriella Lightner. Nieces: Yolanda Stewart (Geoff); Carla Jo Maxwell (James); Paula Coffman; Jameca Brown (Karlis); Joanna Mills-Sampson, Christian Wilson Crockett, Samantha Hunter; Courtney Barton (Miles); Tasha Standifer (Joe). Nephews: James Robinson; Bryan Triplett (Pammy); Douglas Swann II (Kim); Alex (Lou); Shawn Standifer. Great-nieces: Jamesha Robinson; Brittany Stewart; Deja Williams; Courtney Stewart; Kaiya Wingo; Kynteja Moss; Nieja Moss; Sydney Stewart; Temaya Wingo; Brya’n Triplett; Myla Hunter; Nailah and Amira Hunter. Great-nephews: Ted Wingo, Isaiah Stewart; Bryan Triplett II; Titus Coffman; Geoffrey Stewart; Douglas Charles Swann III; Sam Hunter; Kyle Wingo; Miles Barton and Great-great nephews: Ted Wingo Jr.; and Kodah Wingo; Goddaughters, Juanita Triplett and Shauntae Curtis; Long-time friends Gloria Smith and Golden Alston and a host of other family members.

Wanda was preceded in death by her mother Yvonne; Father Luke Hunter; brother Luke Hunter, Jr.; sister Mona Hunter; brother John Hunter; Riding Buddy Aunt Claudine Swann; sister in laws Crystal Hunter and Mary Hunter and nephew Ruben Standifer. Wanda’s caring and giving spirit will be tremendously missed by all who had the pleasure of experiencing it.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, November 18, 2022, at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Condolence Messages

  1. Hey Mom,

    It’s only right that I be first to leave you a message. I’m going to miss you so much. Thanks for giving me a life I don’t have to seek therapy from. We have some great memories and I know it’s going to look a lot different going forward, but we know you’ll be watching from up above. I love you and I’ll see you later.

    • Elizabeth Hunter Jackson

      To the family of Wanda Ann Hunter. I send my prays to you all. Ann was my 1st consin . Her Dad, Luke Hunter, and my mothetr, Alberta Hunter, was brother and sister. I will miss talking with her. She call me every week,
      to talk about her family, work, and things.S sorry for your loss. Elizabeth Hunter-Jackson

  2. Hello my dear love you and going to miss miss you you know you call me Big. SIS.and we talked and text everyday..
    All sending you also a happy early birthday.
    We always had so so much to talk about and so many things to laugh about
    Yours truly. Leila. Cookie Parker…

  3. Tonya (Blunt) Crouch

    Wanda Ann…You were my very first friend in Hanford Village…I’ll always remember your silly laugh and welcoming smile….Rest in peace…

  4. To the family I’m praying for peace as God place his Angels around you. When tears start to fall just call on Jesus there is no sweeter name. I will always remember Ann she had a heart of gold. When I look at my fireplace she gave me some figurines to place the one that was destroyed
    A leak in this old building was one of Ann favorite song

  5. Sister Pat & nieces Renee & Jemeca

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”. Psalm 116:15

    Family and friends, to hear the news of Ann’s death comes as a shock. Yet, we give God praise and thanks for allowing Ann to be apart of our lives. Although we reside in Virginia Beach, Ann never allowed the distance to separate us. Whenever we came to Columbus, Ann took the time out her busy schedule; working two job; caring for her mom or running an errand to come visit us: her sister, (Pat); nieces (JoAnna Renee) and (Jemeca) and great nephew (Josiah). Not only that; Ann took time to travel to Virginia Beach to celebrate happy occasions with us (our weddings) and just to visit. Her reason for coming didn’t matter; she just wanted to spend time with this side of family. She value family regardless of who they were or how they were related to her. When we were not in the same space, she closed the distance with a short phone call or a quick text just to see how we were doing. Although we are miles apart physically; Ann was the glue that kept us next door. My heart is sad that Ann’s physical body is with the Lord, but I am glad that her spirit and my memories will continue to reside in my heart. So family and friends, take comfort and cherish the love that Ann has left behind. 1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these three is love.” May God’s love comfort you and give you peace.

  6. Elizabeth Hunter Jackson

    My cousin Ann Hunter will be miss. Her Dad
    Luke Hunter and my mother Alberta Hunter, was sister And brother. She was a great cousin. She called me week, just to talk my how her day was going, her family and work. So, I’m soo sorry for her loss. Parying to see her again. Elizabeth A. Hunter-Jackson (Lee)



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