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Jacquelyn Terwilliger Hunter

March 3, 1934 — February 9, 2024

Nashville

Jacquelyn Terwilliger Hunter, known as Momma Jackie or Jack Jack, passed peacefully the morning of February 9, 2024, of natural causes at The Lodge of Natchez Trace. She is survived by her favorite daughter Kim H Greer of Charlotte, NC (Ray) and her two favorite sons Brian P Hunter of Nashville (Charlotte) and Wales R Hunter of Louisville, KY (Stephanie) and six grandchildren, Katelin Greer (Charlotte, NC), Hunter Greer (Columbus, OH), Charlie Hunter (Nashville, TN), Allie Hunter (Charleston, SC), Sarah Hunter (New York, NY), and Lauren Hunter (Louisville, KY).  

Jackie met the love of her life, G David Hunter (1934 - 1996) in college and were married in Richmond VA on June 1, 1957, moved to Durham, NC for a few years and then to Nashville to raise their amazing family. Both Jackie and David were members of Hillwood Presbyterian Church.  

 For many years Jackie was known throughout Nashville for her beautiful handwritten calligraphy and artistic talent. Her penmanship addressed envelopes to US presidents, local and state politicians, as well as royalty, celebrities, and countless others. There were many nights spent sitting at an antique desk dipping her pen into ink and “calliging,” making sure each envelope was as beautiful as the invitation, announcement or greeting card inside.  

 When Jackie wasn’t at her desk, she would find delight in reading recipe books, planning the upcoming week’s menu and making her Thursday grocery list. She also loved crime and historical novels, especially history on England’s royal family and British history. In the summer she loved going to Virginia Beach with her family and meeting up with college roommates from her days at Richmond Professional Institute College of William & Mary. Each summer there were many laughs shared among family and friends. A favorite beach tradition was dinner and dancing at the officer’s club in Norfolk, VA where mom and dad would eat their weight in crab legs and dance the night away to the beat of the Sonny Dee Band. Jackie also enjoyed her volunteer jobs: Alive Hospice, 50 Forward, and Bellevue Public Library.  

 Raised as an only child by her mother (Laura B Sweger) and her grandparents in Easton, PA, Jackie loved to play with her doll collection, draw, dance and help her mother with button collecting and sewing. A favorite shared childhood story was how her grandfather connected her with a young girl he had met in England while buying chocolate during WWII. Jackie and Gill have remained pen pals for close to 80 years. The two friends were able to meet on several occasions in Nashville and in England spending memorable time together.  

 Jackie's stories about “your daddy/David and I” will be missed. We find comfort in knowing mom and dad are reunited in Heaven and no doubt “cutting a rug” as they dance everlasting together.  

 A graveside memorial service will be held on April 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the Garden of the Cross at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens 9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN. 

 In lieu of flowers, the children ask that donations be made to Alive Hospice, Inc. 1718 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203 and Hillwood Presbyterian Church, 6220 Hickory Valley Rd, Nashville, TN 37205.  

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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