Lula Mae Scott began her journey of life on June 24, 1940, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, as the daughter of Charlie and Luvenia McNeil Scott.
Nurtured in a Christian environment, Lula gave her life to Christ at a young age and joined St. Paul AME Church. She was a lifelong member who served faithfully as a member until her health would no longer permit her to do so.
She became Mrs. Lula Mae Hunter, when she married the handsome Jackson Frederick Hunter and together they laid a solid foundation for family life based on love, commitment, and Christian values.
They later became proud parents of two loving children Connie and Jackson Fredrick, Jr. They made many sacrifices to raise and nurture their children. Her faith always presented a bright lighthouse in her life and the life of her family.
Lula was a part of that generation that counted motherhood as a virtue because mothers knew the difference between a house and home. So her golden accomplishment in life was to make a loving home that would produce a tapestry of memories her family would forever cherish.
She worked for several years at Riverwood Nursing Home, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In her 72nd season of life, Lula received her blessing of immortality on, Monday, April 30, 2012, at Arkansas Hospice Center in Hot Springs surrounded by family.
Lula was welcomed home by her parents, Jackson Frederick Hunter, her son, Jackson Frederick, Jr., who made his transition on June 25, 2008, one sister Bobbie Ruby Reed and one brother Charlie Lee Scott.
Because love is far greater that death Lula departs this earth in body only. Her gentle smile and infectious laugh lives on in the memories, minds and hearts of her daughter: Connie Hunter Ellis of Arkadelphia; two grandchildren, Shelia Ellis of Hot Springs and Steven S. Ellis of Arkadelphia; two great-grandchildren, Zane Huddleston of Arkadelphia and Eddie Roberson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Rosie (Robert) Wright of Arkadelphia, Virginia (Rev. Cornelious) Hollinshed of Hot Springs; one brother, John (Fannie) Scott of Arkadelphia; two sisters-in-law, Christine Hutner of Arkadelphia and Millicent Miller of Irie, PA; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Mrs. Hunter will lie in repose at the funeral home on Sunday, May 6th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The family will receive other relatives and friends 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7th at St. Paul AME Church in Arkadelphia where Rev. T. W. Scott is the pastor. Rev. Cornelious Hollinshed the pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Hot Springs will preach the message.
The committal and final resting place will be in Springhill Cemetery - Clayborn Chapel.