Deonte Hunt, 16, of Whatley died July 23, 2011.
He was born July 12, 1995 to his loving and devoted parents, Natasha Burroughs and Reginald Hunt. He was a member of the Indian Ridge Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age, as a servant of God, he sang in the church choir, assisted the ushers on youth Sunday and also played the drums. As a student of Clarke County High School, Deonte enjoyed being a teammate and player of his favorite sport, basketball. Deonte touched the lives and hearts of many both young and old, he always wore his manners on his sleeve by showing respect to every one he met, he carried a radiant smile with a graceful presence where ever he went. His earthly presence will be missed, but his spirit, cheer, smile and memories will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his parents, Natasha (Queal Lee) Burroughs, Whatley; Reginald (Carolyn) Hunt, Uriah; five siblings, Kaleb Crowell, Amaya McFadden, Whatley, Khalia Hunt, Jaylin Hunt, Damion Hunt, Uriah; five loving and devoted grandparents, Letitia and Frank Williams, Whatley, Mary and Walter Hunt, Frisco City, Willie Richardson Sr., Gosport; step-grandparents, Leymon and Glenda English, Uriah; great-grandmother, Mary P. Hunt, Carrie Mae Laffitte; six devoted uncles, Mensa Knight, Masi Knight, Keith (Dunyer) Hunt, Gary (Bernittae) Richardson, Willie (Davonna) Richardson Jr., Rev. Mathew (Geraldine) Davis; five devoted aunts, Jania Knight, Monifa Knight, Samantha (Richard) Jones, Jocelyn Hunt and Kelley (Rodney) Cooper; a high school sweetheart, Breunka Griffin; close friends, DeTerrius Robinson, Ricky Anthony Pugh Jr., Jamal Richardson, Christopher Landrum, Carsten Dubose, Ambris Weaver and Taylor Stevens; godbrothers and sisters, Dayvon Dunning, Rayfen Wilson and Faith Williams and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.
The service was July 30 at 11 a.m. at CCHS Sage Auditorium with Rev. Johnny Lynum as eulogist. Burial was the Indian Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home directed.
Active pallbearers were uncles and friends.
Flower bearers were family and friends. (28-1tp)