The sweet and jazzy life that embodied Marva Marie Hunter came to a close on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 while in the comfort of her home. Marva was gifted from God to her parents, James Albert and Margaret Dailey Hunter on April 15, 1943.
She accepted Christ at a tender age and was a Christian. She was a graduate of John Haye High School in Cleveland, OH and attended college at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. She was a fashion forward woman who always took pride in how she presented herself to world. While in the early 20’s she modeled and quickly made a reputation for her beauty and style.
Marva was an independent woman and mother. She began to forge her 20 plus years career within the Internal Revenue Service while raising her three children as a single mother, but able to provide for them well beyond the necessities of life, exceeding the equivalent of a two-parent home. She remained dedicated to her Christian beliefs and brought up her children also knowing and loving the Lord.
Marva’s life spoke volume in terms of love and family. Her children were the apple of her eye and her grandchildren held special places in her heart. She was proud of the accomplishments of both her children and grandchildren. She lived her life as a constant influence in their lives.
She was an avid reader and encouraged others to read. She enjoyed all genres of music; jazz was her favorite music and those who truly knew her knew that she could listen to it all day and all night. Being a lover of arts and dance her home was a treasure trove of music, books and art.
After retirement she enjoyed the easy breezy life; enjoying lofty travels and much more time to read. However, her zest for life and adventure led her to relocate to Sparkman, Arkansas. And with a youthful spirit, she continued to work and play with the exuberance of a teenager, all while continuing to travel, read and cook the best tasting southern food from her soul.
Through the success of her life and career, she maintained close ties to her family and loved ones and enthusiastically enjoyed entertaining with them at parties and get-togethers, fish fry’s, bar-b-que’s, card games, and the annual Dailey & House Family Reunion. Marva’s energetic personality, her giving nature and her pursuit for the next best thing was a magnet for those who wanted her energy to rub off on them. She was widely known for her quick wit and charm
Though her life will be a memory; she will live on forever in the hearts of her mother, Margaret Temple of Little Rock, AR; her children, Mimi R. Leggett (Bazzle) of Palmdale, CA, Shaun Hunter (Janice) of Sugar Hill, GA and Brittani McKee (Robert) of Maumelle, AR; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Wartenberg (Alfred) of Little Rock, AR, Wanda Kay Hunter of Little Rock, AR, James A. Hunter of Little Rock, AR and Mickey Hunter of Little Rock, AR. She also leaves aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and innumerable friends.
A memorial service to commemorate her life will be shared at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the J. L. Williams Memorial Chapel at Williams Funeral Home. Cremation services are provided by Williams Funeral Home.