AUGUSTA ? Emily-Jean Hunter, 53, went to be with her Lord. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was born in Augusta, April 25, 1949. She was a beloved daughter, sister, auntie and friend to so many, especially all the little children in her life. \r\r\n\r\r\nEm graduated from Hall-Dale High School in 1968 and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1970. She then served in the Army Nurse Corps and traveled to Texas, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Germany. When she returned home, she and her mother drove across the United States. She loved her country and had just redecorated her little apartment in red, white and blue. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe had spent the last several years here in the Augusta area as a dedicated home health care nurse who loved her work and her patients dearly. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she gave herself whole-heartedly to serving her brothers and sisters in the church, and she especially loved teaching her 'little sunbeams' in Sunday School. \r\r\n\r\r\nEmily poured her life and love into all she did. She brought joy, love, laughter and special moments to all our family get-togethers and to everyone her life touched. We will miss her deeply, but we are so thankful for all the wonderful memories of fun and special 'auntie' times that she left in our hearts. We are peaceful, as she said in her own words, 'My life has been happy and full and I am completely ready to go to my heavenly home where my Lord awaits me.' \r\r\n\r\r\nShe will be deeply missed by her mother, Mary Paine Hunter, of Winthrop; her father, Ralph Hunter and his wife, Barbara, of Ocala, Fla.; her brother, Ralph Jr. (Skip), and his wife, Terry Hunter, of Farmingdale; her sisters, Sue Zimmerman and her husband, Paul, of Winthrop, and Maggi DeRaps, of Eagan, Minn.; and her brother-in-law, Tom DeRaps, of Hallowell. \r\r\n\r\r\nThe joy of her life and the overflowing of her love and happiness was for her special nieces and nephews and grandnieces and -nephews, Becky-Sue and Rob Vining, and their children, Laura, Mariah and Austin of Manchester, Dawn Marie and Ray MacFarland, and their children, Ben, Brett, Regan, Mitchell and Caleb, of Augusta, Gabriel John and Mandy DeRaps, and their daughter, Lily-Ahna, of Whitefield, Christopher James DeRaps of Augusta and Paul II, Mary Kirsten, J. David and Kristiana Mari Zimmerman, all of Winthrop. \r\r\n\r\r\nA time of remembrance will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hasson Street in Farmingdale, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27. She will be buried next to her aunt, Caroline Paine, in the Veterans' Cemetery in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, contributions in Emily's memory may be sent to the Christian Adoption Services, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews, N.C. 28105-1775. \r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, Hallowell.