Rose Bass Hunt, 77, of Gainesville passed away February 10, 2014 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center after an extended illness. Rose was born February 23, 1936 to Johniford and Estell Bass of Bell, Florida. Rose has two siblings, J.T. Bass and Lula Mae Michael. She attended Bell High School graduating in 1954 . Following graduation she moved to Gainesville, where she met and married her beloved husband of 53 years, W.J. Hunt. Rose and W.J. raised their daughters and operated their family businesses in the Alachua County area until his death in 2009. Rose was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, working side by side with her husband in all of their endeavors. She was an avid gardener and the only thing Rose enjoyed more than her flowers was her cherished family. A woman of faith, kindness and compassion, she reached out to any and all that needed her. A truer friend no one ever had. She will be missed by all that knew her and her beloved family.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Hunt and Wanda Robinson (Scott); her niece (who was like a daughter), Kim Lege (John); Grandson, Jared Robinson; step-grandchildren, Jordan Robinson, Jason Robinson, Stephanie Moody, Bernie Hamilton and their spouses; along with five step-great grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. Hunt, and her parents, Estell and Johniford Bass.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Haven Hospice (1-800-727-1889) in appreciation for the wonderful care that they provided for Rose and her family.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hunt will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Trinity United Methodist Chapel, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653.
Susan, Wanda and all of the family
My deepest thoughts of strength be with you all at such a great loss to you all. There is NO deeper love than a mothers love for her children. Take some peace that she is not suffering any more.
Kim (Gay) Hysell
We send you much love and prayers at this sad, sad time. Grandma Elsie Williams thought the world of Rose (Lula Mae and J.T.) She passed that love and respect on to us. Grandma Williams and Aunt Estell taught us that with love and hard work, we can overcome any challenge. Rose exemplified that spirit. She was such a loving lady. She spread her love and kindness all over anyone near her. We are forever grateful and blessed to be in Rose’s family.
I can’t imagine the sorrow you feel at this time of the earthly love that is lost. However, remember that God will turn your mourning into joy. He will provide comfort to you. He will give you gladness for your sorrow. ( Jeremiah 31:13). You will see your Mom again and she will sing praises to you and rejoice in your reunion. Until then, may your heart be comforted by loving memories. Thinking of you during this time of loss —— Cherie and Mark Entrekin
My deepest sympathies Wanda to you and your family. Mothers are never forgotten.