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