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Mona Lisa Hunter-Stimpson 1951 – 2021
January 2, 1951 – March 1, 2021
Mona Lisa Hunter-Stimpson was born January 2, 1951 in Silsbee, Texas to Artis, Sr. and Geneva Hunter. Mona answered the Lord’s call on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Mona Stimpson attended Frazier Waldo Matthews Silsbee High School and was a member of the Class of 1970. She went on to attend Job Corp. Mona was employed with Kirby Lumber Company until its closing in 1986. She was later employed by and retired from Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Stiles unit for 13 years.
Mona accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church in Silsbee, TX. She later joined her two daughters and united with St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Richard A. Ayers. Mona was a devoted choir member as well as kitchen support staff member until her health failed.
Mona was a truly devoted family person. She, along with her late sister, Kathy Lee, organized the first local Hunter Family Reunion because it was very important to her that “family knows each other and stays in touch”. The pride and joy of her life were her grandbabies. She was affectionately known as “Granny” to a great number of children and grandchildren that she touched in her lifetime.
Mona loved cooking for family and friends. She enjoyed following her grandbabies in their extracurricular events, shopping and hanging out with her BFF and sister. She lived a life of service to others and was always concerned about everyone else until God said: “servant well done”. Her giving heart and willing spirit was used for the glory of God.
Mona was preceded in death by her parents Artis Hunter, Sr., George and Geneva Bailey, as well as brothers: Artis Hunter, Jr, Terry Hunter, James Hunter and Anthony Hunter and sister Kathy Lee. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 birth children: Bobby Simmons (Jennifer), Shaquinta Stimpson and Tamika Renfro (Glenn). 11 grandchildren: Trumeshia Colomb and Tromskia Douglas, Jalon Anderson, J’da Crawford, Joshua Simmons, (LaTajia Thirston), Alexis Colomb, Sh’Kaela Stimpson, Jamecia Colomb, Sydney Simmons, Noah Jackson, G’Kya Stimpson and great-grandaughter Brylen K’elle Ceaser. Sisters: Pamela Runnels (Tony), Carole Hunter and Crystal Bass. Brothers: Howard Hunter, Sr, Artie Lynn Hunter and Donald Ray Hunter and brother- in law Martin Lee.
Mama babies: Vanessa Spencer (Fred), James Colomb (April), Bryant Turner (Wendi), Eleatar Harper, Denita Samuel (Freddie), Jessica Curtis (Charles) Christopher Barnes (Tanisha) Alfrederic McGrue, Walon McGrue (Amanda), Landiontrae McGrue (Karrington), Raquenia McGrue, and Chadrick Shaw (Kassaundra).
Best friend until the end Georgia “Cookie Sue Riggans”Arion. Close friend Anita Breaux and favorite cousins Paulette Land and Sheila Cade. Special nephew Tyre Thomas and neighbor Jasper Lewis, Jr.
Services will be held Saturday March 06, 2021 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church 480 Bonner St. Silsbee TX. Visitation will begin at 10AM until Funeral at 12Noon. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery Silsbee, TX.
Proctor’s Mortuary – Beaumont, is in charge of final arrangements, 3522 Washington Blvd. Beaumont, TX. 77705 (409) 840-2022. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com