In Loving Memory of:
Debra Louise Boykin Hunt
Sunrise ~ Sunset
July 4, 1957 ~ March 16, 2017
Debra Louise Boykin Hunt was born July 4th, 1957 to Willie and Mildred Boykin (both predeceased) in Orlando, Florida. At the age of three her family relocated to Englewood, New Jersey. In 1974, she won Ms. Bergen County becoming the first African-American woman to do so. She graduated Dwight Morrow High School in 1975 and in that same year she joined the United States Army. Debra served four years in the Army as a 76D10 Materiel Supply Specialist where she met her husband Ronald K. Hunt (predeceased).
On June 21st, 1979 Ron and Debra married. They welcomed four beautiful children during their marriage. In 1987, she was employed at Englewood Public School District as a Para-Professional for over twenty~two years. In time, she worked her way from American Legion member to Post Commander, Bergen County Adjutant, to Bergen County Vice Commander. She graduated the American Legion Basic, Advanced and Service Officer School, in Sea Girt, NJ. She was an intricate part of the community. Debra was a long member of Christian International Church of Lincoln Park, New Jersey. She had the opportunity to travel to Brazil for a mission’s trip, as a member of CIC. She was also involved in Drama, Women’s, Gardening and several other church groups and ministries. She believed in her Pastors and the church.
Debra had a love for fishing, arts and crafts, gardening, stain glass, calligraphy but most of all for the love of the Lord. She took on many roles as a mother to all kids, stern teacher and loving friend. She graced us with her presence for fifty~nine years and taught all of us how to live and to see the beauty in life in a way that she will be missed but not forgotten.
Debra leaves to cherish her memories four beautiful children; daughter Rachel (Lamar) Ridgley, son Andre K. (Natalie) Hunt, daughters Danielle Hunt and Heather Murray; six grandchildren Khaleb, Jalena, Uriyah, Adriana, Nia and Nicholas; her loving brother John T. Jones, loving little sister Robyn E. Boykin, A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
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