The Life and Legacy of Oveta Lois Randle Hunter
Sunrise: May 03, 1924 and Sunset: March 02, 2019

Oteva Lois Hunter

Oveta Lois Hunter was born on May 3, 1924 to the late Jerry and Alberta Randle in Houston, Texas. She was raised in the Third Ward community until the untimely death of her mother at an early age. After her mother’s death the family moved to the Acres Home community. Oveta was educated in the Aldine ISD attending White Oak Elementary School and the last surviving member of the George Washington Carver Class of 1943.

On March 16, 1946, she married her classmate, George A. Hunter. Three beautiful girls were born to this union, Lois Ann, Odessa Minerva “Pat” and Georgia Alberta.

Oveta joined Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in 1936 under the leadership of the late Rev. J.C. Smith. She has served on many auxiliaries of the church during her membership; Usher, Missionary, Choir member, Trustee wife. Her greatest joy was being a Sunday school and a Vacation Bible School teacher. On September 9, 2018, she was recognized as being the longest living member of Galilee for 82 years and the oldest living member being 94 years old under the leadership of her current pastor, Reverend Dr. Edwin A. Davis. She remained active until her health started to fail.

Oveta was also very active in the Acres Home community. She was an active member of several organizations until her health failed. To name a few: The Acres Home Historical Society, Lifetime Board Member of Acres Home Citizens Chamber of Commerce, Acres Home Business & Economic Development Inc., George Washington Carver Alumni, YMCA Northwest Branch, AARP Northwest Branch, Acres Home Clinic Tea Party Group, Harris County Hospital District North Branch Board Member, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, HISD Community Board Member, St. Andrew Methodist Church Food Bank Volunteer, and the old Get Out To Vote Campaign.

On March 2, 2019, the Lord peacefully called Oveta home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Alberta Randle; husband, George A. Hunter; daughter, Lois Ann Maxie; sister, Ruby Ruth Randle and brothers, Jerry D. Randle and Hubert Rufus Randle.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: Her loving and devoted daughters Odessa “Pat” and Georgia; four grandchildren, Matthew Maxie, Brischek Harrell, Gladys Oveta Wooten and Kirstan Simmons; four great-great-grandchildren, Ce’nese and Alecia Wooten; Christopher Harrell II and Jasmine Morataya; sister, Abbie Odessa McDaniel (Herbert); brother, Theodore T.C. Randle (Nelna); sisters-in-law, Rosia Robinson, Henrietta Hunter and Martha Randle; nieces, nephews, cousins, the Galilee family and a host of friends.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

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