Richie Mae (Goodwin) Hunter

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Richie Hunter400Richie, 84, was born in Milo, Arkansas Nov. 11, 1930. She entered Heaven’s gates Dec. 19, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones.

A loving mother and homemaker, Richie was an excellent cook and always enjoyed preparing meals for her large family. Her caretaking of others led her to work as a nurses’ aide at Meadowview Nursing Home for many years and then as a private sitter for the elderly patients. After retiring, she continued her caretaking in the community of Sibley. She was always checking in on and assisting her elderly neighbors who cherished her friendship.

Richie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 28 years, Charlie Monroe Hunter Sr.; infant son, Mickey Ralph Davis; father, Joe Goodwin; mother, Claude Goodwin; stepfather, J.D. Langford; sister, Lonar Lee Moran; brothers, Jessie Leslie Goodwin, G.G. Goodwin, R.J. Tuner Goodwin, Henry Hudson Goodwin, Malvin Ralph Goodwin, baby Claudi Dale Goodwin and J. C. Goodwin; and extended family, Aeolian Guillot, James Hunter and Maxine Hunter.

Richie is survived by her daughters, Rita Vines and husband, Art, Theresa Casciola and husband, Laine, Sheri Beall and husband, Gary, Sylvia Savage and husband, Mike, Dale McKay and husband, Donald and Leishia Leaver and husband, Jim; son, Rickey Hunter and wife, Susan; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her extended family, Joy Parker, Ray Hunter, Charlie Monroe Hunter Jr. and wife, Mudge, Barney Hunter and wife, Judy, Sammy Hunter and wife, Bonnie; sister-in-law, Dorothy Goodwin; daughter-in-law, Betty Hunter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services celebrating her life were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Jeff Ramsey officiating. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Gordon McKay, Kris Kestler, Matt Hudson, Mark Smith, Bill Goodwin, Dustin Hickman and Richard Procell.

The family extends a special thanks to Meadowview Rehab nursing staff, all the staff and nurse Mary of Home Health, St. Joseph Hospice of Shreveport’s wonderful nurses, doctors and sitters and Dr. David Nelson and nurse, Jeannie.

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