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Pearl Hunt

September 4, 1931 — February 18, 2024

Corpus Christi

Lena Pearl Hunt, known as Nanny to most and Mom to three, passed away on February 18, 2024. She was born on September 4, 1931, in Bishop, Texas.

She would say, “you can remember my name by Pearl Beer and Hunt’s Ketchup,” but no one needed that to actually remember her. Once you met her, you never forgot her, and once she considered you a friend, you were part of her family forever. She was one-of-a-kind, the matriarch of our family, and did not have a mean bone in her body. She could see the good in everyone and had a heart bigger than Texas. She was not rich in money but gave out and received more love than any other person on the planet. She was truly a saint, never smoked, drank, cursed, or chewed but always said, “some of her very best friends do.”

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Audestia McCann, her husband of 52 years Melvin Hunt, her son Royce Hunt (Wilma), daughter Shirley Baumle, 11 brothers, one sister (Goldie Beal), and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is survived her daughter Patty Hunt, her grandchildren DeWayne Hunt (Shelly), Whitney Shayne Herrmann (Matt), Shalynda Hunt Carrillo (Jesus), Victoria Baumle (Mickel), Nicole Peralta (Cynthia), Dale Hunt (Melissa), and A.J. Ireton, her great-grandchildren Megan Tamez (Chris), Brittny McPheeters (Joel), Kiersten Hunt, KeAaron Dowty, Christian Carillo, and Havynn Carrillo, her great great grandchildren Hunter, Urijah, Rayce, Alivia, Axel, and Cinder, and her sisters Irene “Myrtle” Blumberg and Margaret Gernandt.

She was a member of the Hermann Sons Lodge of Corpus Christi for 50 years and was President of the Hermann Sons School of Dance for 25 years. She loved playing bingo, slot machines, and bunco. She loved hosting family dinners and holidays at her house. Even though she was the slowest eater in the room, she would cater to every single person, making sure they had something to eat and drink before she sat down. She was happiest when the little ones were destroying the house, banging on the piano, or watching them play sports or activities. She took immense pleasure in the smallest things like feeding her birds and squirrels.

They say only Jesus was perfect but if you knew Pearl, it was a pretty close race. There will never be a light as bright, a more thoughtful soul, a better friend, mom, sister, grandma or neighbor. She was absolutely full of love from her dirty feet (she never wore shoes) to the top of her pretty head. She has left a huge void in her passing but also instilled so many priceless values to all that knew her like love, family, and being kind are worth more than money, her values and principles were not up for debate and could not be bought for all the money in the world.

For everyone that knew her, you were truly blessed beyond words, and if she could have one last wish, she would ask that all of us take the time to care and love each other. Live everyday like there is no tomorrow because sometimes there is no tomorrow. She will always be in our hearts and has made an indelible impression on so many people. Her memory will live on in all of us. Ask yourself at every opportunity WWND, “What would Nanny do?”. She would give you her last dollar, she would listen to any and all of your problems (and then try to fix them), she would love without strings or consequences, and she would be there for anyone at the drop of a hat. Remember her, show the greatest respect to her, and continue to live like she did.. love everyone.

Pallbearers are Vic Baumle, DeWayne Hunt, Matt Herrmann, Jesus Carrillo, KeAaron Dowty, Christian Carrillo, Joel McPheeters, Chris Tamez, and Mickel Fernandez. Pallbearers will be accompanied by Pearl’s great great grandsons, Hunter, Urijah, Rayce, Axel, and Cinder.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 6-8pm at Sawyer-George Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Thursday, February 22, at 11:30am. Graveside will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

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