Callie Louise Hunt

Mrs. Callie Louise Hunt Redmond “Lit Baby” was born June 3, 1940 to the late Albert & Nellie Hurd.  She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age.  She became a member of Williams Chapel A.M.E in Millington, TN. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ella Louise Hunt and by her siblings, Ernest Hurd, Leroy Hurd, Jessie Hurd, Georgia Nell Wiggins, and Hattie Mae Burnett. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Charlie Hunt.  She left her childhood home and moved to Boston, MA.  After the passing of her first husband later in life she married Willie Redmond.  She became a member of Timothy Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Dennis L. Grace, and was one of the first ushers to serve on the Usher Board Ministry in Dorchester, MA.  Years later she joined Inspirational Faith Baptist Church under the leadership of her nephew Reverend Calvin Winston.  Callie worked for more than 30 years as a CNA (Williams Frances), and also at Polaroid.  Her life’s work was dedicated to ensuring the comfort & dignity of the elderly.  When not working, her favorite pastime was getting together with family and friends to share good times.  Callie was an amazing, strong, determined woman.  To those who knew her well, she was the epitome of what Maya Angelou calls a “Phenomenal Woman.”  This phenomenal woman not only took care of her own children, but opened her heart and home to many others as well.  On any given occasion, there were always additional kids in her household.  Like heaven, at Callie’s house, the door was always open and everyone was welcome.  Callie was called home on Monday morning, April 8th, 2013.  God stood at the gate with open arms to embrace his child. She has left to cherish her memory five daughters and one son:  Billie Jean & Morris Alexander, Charlene & Randolph Wilkins, Barbara Hunt, Carla & Isaac Jones, Kathy Hunt, and Albert Teanard Hunt, all of Boston.  Surrogate Mother/Grandmother to Callie Antoinette.


She also leaves to mourn her siblings:  Evelyn Young, Deaconess Idella Hall, Deacon Joe Hall, Fannie Winston, Windon Winston, Barbara Jean Jones, George Jones, Ruby Jean Moore, Louis  Moore Jr., Robert Hurd, Rosie Hurd, Lewis Hurd, Carrie Hurd, and TJ Hurd, Dorothy Mae Hurd.  And sister-in-laws Dorothy Hurd , and Willie Maude Hurd.


She also leaves to mourn twenty-two Grandchildren, twenty-six Great-Grandchildren, God Children, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and countless friends.