Funeral services for Marie Hunter, 93, of Helena-West Helena, will be held at noon, Saturday, July 1 at Miracle Temple Church.

Funeral services for Marie Hunter, 93, of Helena-West Helena, will be held at noon, Saturday, July 1 at Miracle Temple Church.

Apostle James Hicks will officiate. Interment will be at Jackson Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, June 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Brown's Home for Funerals Chapel. 

Marie Margaret Townsel Hunter was born Feb. 4, 1924 in Turrell, to Clarence Townsel and Isbella Brooks.

Marie accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age at the Greater First Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years. She later moved her membership to Mercy Seat M.B. Church where she was a faithful member and church mother until her health failed.

Marie was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved and cherished her family. She was loved by many.

 Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Hunter, Sr., a son, Cleveland Hunter, Jr., her parents, Isbella Brooks, Clarence Townsel and Willie Brooks, a sister, Rebecca Jones,and a brother, Willie Townsel.

On June 20, 2017, God called a beautiful loving soul home to rest.

She leaves to cherish her memory; nine children, Elnora (Elton) Williams of Barton, Mary (David) Bryant of Hot Springs, Rebecca (Charles) Sidney of Helena-West Helena, Alfred Townsel of Chicago, Illinois, Clarence Townsel of Helena-West Helena, Thomas (Rebecca) Hunter of Little Rock, Jimmy (Yvette) Hunter of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Arthur Hunter of Helena-West Helena, and Ivory (Kathy) Hunter of Barton; 34 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; special grandchildren that she raised as her own, Nakesha Gilyard, Thomas Hunter, III, Angela Larry, Thomas Hunter, Jr., Asia Green and Tasheta Spiceson;  a brother, Alfred Townsel of Pine Bluff; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

 Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.eternallightfuneralservices.com