"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose,
for all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us."
Today, we pause to pay tribute to the memory of Colleen Reese Weaver Hunnicutt, who was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was one who loved her family with all her heart and not only nurtured her family, but enriched the lives of many.
On Tuesday, March 20, 1956, a beautiful soul was born to the loving care of Ardee Reese and Vergie Wilks Reese in Greensville County, Virginia. Colleen grew and developed into a kind and compassionate woman, who never met a stranger!
Colleen was known to many by her affection, genuine love and infectious smile, that could easily brighten anyone's day. Her smile was accompanied by a warm and bubbly personality along, with a great fashion sense. Colleen was a beautiful person both internally and externally, who had an unconditional love for her family and friends. She was kind-hearted, always greeting everyone with a smile. We also knew her as a marvelous cook, who could take a little of nothing and make a lot of something. Colleen*s tasty dishes tempted the palates of many. Cooking was one of her favorite pastimes, but so was fishing.
Colleen was a sweet spirit, who possessed a thankful heart for the things God gave her, whether big or small. To know her was to love her and she was known by many throughout!
"Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies" (Proverbs 31:10). Colleen's qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.
Yes, Colleen was the epitome of "A Virtuous Woman". She was the matriarch of her family and was respected as such. The values and principles that she instilled will be a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched.
Colleen matriculated through the Greensville County School System, graduating from the Greensville County High School - class of 1974. Upon graduation, she realized that education was near and dear to her heart, so she returned to the school system and began to serve as bus driver for 23 years! While serving in the school system, she furthered her education by completing vocational school and becoming a 911 dispatcher.
Seeing the need to be involved in her community, Colleen became a member of the Eastern Star and desired to make an impact on her community, especially the kids. Nothing brought her more joy than to see children learning, playing, growing and developing. Colleen's impact wasn't just felt in the community, but would also extend to her church. She was a faithful member of the Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, God in His infinite wisdom, dispatched one of His angels to escort Colleen Hunnicutt to her eternal home. Shortly thereafter, on Friday, April 17, 2020 her eldest sister, Joeann Taylor, would also answer the same solemn call to eternal rest.
Treasured memories of love will forever be bound within our hearts as we pass her to God's keeping and care: husband, Walter L. Hunnicutt of the home; daughter, Tia Weaver of South Chesterfield, Virginia; son-at-heart, Tracy Scott of South Carolina; mother, Vergie Reese of Emporia, Virginia; siblings, Teresa Brown (Lafayette) of Richmond, Virginia, Maryleen Pope (Joe) of Chesterfield, Virginia, and Calvin Reese of Emporia, Virginia; brother-in-law, Jerry Taylor of Emporia, Virginia; a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Hunnicutt's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide
"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"
to the family of Mrs. Colleen Reese Weaver Hunnicutt.
We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer.
"Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11
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