Deborah D. Hunt, age 61, died on November 25, 2018 after a ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Debbie primarily grew up in Geer and Stanardsville, Virginia. She attended Greene County schools before moving to Charlottesville and graduating from Albemarle High in 1975. Her education continued at Longwood University, Dabney Lancaster Community College and Chamberlain School of Nursing where she earned a MSN. degree. She was a member of Ivy Creek Methodist in Earlysville, Virginia[AH1] .
As a little girl, Debbie had a love for animals which continued throughout her lifetime. She had a menagerie wherever she lived that included dogs, cats, goats and guinea hens. And then there is Minnie the Beagle who kept Debbie company and comforted throughout this illness. This beagle, according to Debbie, was and is “the cutest dog in the world.”.
In 1980, Debbie married Albert M. Hunt, Jr., who was a Marine. With the military and other career opportunities, over the years, they were fortunate to live in several states – from Hawaii to Maryland. Wherever they were, Debbie was involved in nursing and helping people. Once they settled in the piedmont of North Carolina, 23 years ago, she joined the staff of Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. She quickly became a leader and was appointed director of several units. For the past four years, she was director of the emergency department where she and the Emergency Department Team received many accolades. She was very proud when Alamance earned the distinction of being in the Top 100 hospitals in the nation. She loved her work and teammates.
In addition to her career, family was always the most important. Debbie was the daughter of the late Chester F. Davis and Maxene Davis Patterson. She is survived by her step-mother, Frances Davis. Also surviving is her loving husband of 38 years, Al. Left to cherish her memory are sons Daniel and Foster, Foster’s wife Sarah and newborn son, Davis Max Hunt. Also, surviving is her sister Rita Moore and nephews Mark and Kevin.
A visitation will be held 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed by a service at 3:00 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home, 306 Glenwood Avenue, Burlington, NC. Rev. Jackie Allen will be officiating the service. Debbie will end her journey with a service at Ivy Creek Methodist Church in Charlottesville with interment at Monticello Memorial Gardens on December 8, 2018.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to friends and staff at Alamance Regional Medical Center for their support and love throughout the past ten months. You meant so much to Debbie, and we thank you.