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Sammie Lee Hunt, 60, a native of Alma and a resident of Gainestown, better known to family and friends as “Tom Cat,” made his earthly transition on May 3, 2022 while at Jackson Medical Center.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1961 to the parentage of Irene Jackson and Robert Lee Hunt.

Early in life Sam united with the Little Burrah Baptist Church, later uniting with St. Matthews No. 1 Baptist Church in Manila. He was a faithful and dedicated member, serving on the deacon board. Sam loved playing dominoes, truck driving, spending time with his family and helping in the community.

Left to cherish Sam’s precious memories is his devoted wife of 18 years, Millie Williams Hunt of Gainestown; five daughters, Sherketia Williams, Shandra Williams, Ieisha Williams, Malaysia Hunt and Jakayla Hunt, all of Gainestown; five grandchildren, Rondayja Nicholson, Jarius Williams, Kaylee Clarke, Jalsysia Clarke and Kaili Bettis, all of Gainestown; one brother, Ocie (Gladys) Hunt of Prichard; one sister, Barbara (Raymond) Gordon of Manila; three aunts, Mary Alice Mose of Barlow Bend, Christine Washington of Alma and Bennie Foxx Dees of Gainestown; eight sistersin law, Mary (Frank) Jackson, Lucender Williams, Terry Keets, Aldonia (Johnny) McClain, Jessie (Leroy) Rivers, Annette Fox, Althea (Douglas) Leggett and Corine Fox; three brothers-in-law, Albert Williams, Milton Collison and Jimmy Fox Jr.; goddaughter, Leshala Rivers; god-sister, Diane Landrum; devoted friend, Lamont Williams; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including three family friends, Matthew Clarke, Brian Washington and Gary Bryant Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jared Emmanuel Hunt; granddaughter, Kamri Amaya Clarke and grandson, Brian O’neal Washington Jr.

Public viewing will be Friday, May 13 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home. The service will be Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Jackson High School auditorium at 321 Stanley Drive in Jackson. Interment will follow in the St. Matthews No. 1 Baptist Church Cemetery in Manila.

Condolences may be left for this family at

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.




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