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October 11, 1924 December 29, 2010
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Mary Estelle Hunter was born October 11, 1924 to the late Addie and Buck Chase in Huntingtown, Maryland. Stelle (as she was known), departed this life on Wednesday December 29, 2010, at Calvert Memorial Hospital's Transitional Care Unit with family surrounding her bedside.
Stelle attended Youngs' School in Huntingtown, Maryland and later became united in holy matrimony to the late Elijah (Pike) Leroy Hunter, Sr.In Stelle's earlier years, she was employed as a domestic worker at Stone's Motel, and Bea's & Paul's Department Store in North Beach & Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Her final employment was at Bonnie View Village Apartments in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Stelle attended and was baptized under the leadership of Pastor Paul Moran at Calvert Lighthouse Tabernacle in Prince Frederick, Maryland and later became a member of Calvary United Church Apostolic.
Stelle was a loving, caring, and a generous giver, and always willing to offer a helping hand. She had such a big heart that she would give the clothes off her back. Stelle also loved family gatherings, calling and receiving calls from her family and friends, and visitors who came to see her.
On October 11, 2010, Stelle received a special blessing of a great-granddaughter, Talaysha Iyanna Gray, who was born on her 86th birthday.
Stelle leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Gladys Holland of Huntingtown, MD, Elizabeth Barnett (Melvin) of Suitland, MD, Elijah Hunter Jr. of Forestville, MD, Darlene Polk (William Sr.) of Greenbelt, MD, Helen Smith (Garry) of Prince Frederick, MD, Dorrine Rhode of Clinton, MD, Sandra Hunter (a devoted son-in law to be, Gerald Gray, Sr.) of Prince Frederick, MD, and Mary Hunter of Dumfries, VA; sisters-in-law: Grace Green and Dorothy Brown of Chesapeake Beach, MD and Ella Jacks of North Beach, MD; twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Stelle was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four daughters, a son, sister, niece, son-in-law, two brother-in-laws, and a great-grandson.


1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery 11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham, MD 20623 (map/driving directions)


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Monday, January 3, 2011 (map/driving directions)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Calvary United Church 7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland, MD 20689 on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 (map/driving directions)


11:00 AM at Calvary UnitedChurch 7545 Wayside Drive Sunderland, MD 20689 on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 (map/driving directions)
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