September 15, 2022
Jane Fulton Ramsay Stewart Hunt, age 91, of Starkville, MS, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away September 13, 2022, at Oktibbeha County Hospital.
Memorial services will be Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 3202 Bluecutt Rd., Columbus, MS, 39705, with Minister Jeremy Wilson Stewart, M.Div., officiating. Visitation and time of meditation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. A graveside committal will be at 2:30 PM at Bethel Chapel Cemetery near Emelle, AL and the Fulton family home, Farview. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hunt was born March 11, 1931, at the home of her parents, in Sumterville, AL, to the late Andrew Elias, Sr., and Alice Fulton Ramsay. She grew up in her ancestral home, Farview, in west- central Alabama, built in the early 1830s and home of her great, great grandfather. The oldest of four siblings, Jane exhibited a God-given talent for music at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Judson College in Marion, AL, and her Masters of Music Education from Mississippi State University (MSU). While teaching piano in her home studio, Jane raised three children and maintained numerous church music positions. She later began her career as Professor of Music (Piano) in the Department of Music at MSU, where she taught and mentored piano students for 25 years. She also participated in various university choral, symphonic, and other musical functions, including singing and/or playing with the Meister Singers and numerous graduation and other university events. Her dedication to church music continued throughout her lifetime and even into her retirement years. She truly was a minister of music, serving churches including Sumterville Presbyterian, Aldersgate United Methodist (Starkville), and First Presbyterian on Main Street in Columbus. Jane also served at First Methodist in Columbus and ultimately retired from First Presbyterian church in Columbus in 2018 at the age of 88 years. Her love for the Lord and music were passed on to her children, who serve musically in their respective churches and/or communities. As well as being a musician, she authored a book, Farview: Then and Now, about her ancestral home.
Jane was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She was a wonderful, caring person, always putting others first in her thoughts. She was a great encourager and always generous to family and friends.
The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers, staff, and sitters at The Claiborne and Montgomery Gardens for the attentive, loving care provided to Jane.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husbands, Aberdeen Wilson Stewart II, and Dr. James William Hunt; brothers, Andrew Elias Ramsay, Jr. and Lawrence Reid Ramsay; and grandson, Weston Rogers Stewart. Survivors include her sons, A.W. (Dean) Stewart III and his wife Teresa of Starkville, MS; Lawrence Stewart and his spouse Lynn Call of Hendersonville, NC; daughter, Mollye Faulkner and her husband Skip of Columbia Falls, MT; step children, Dr. William D. Hunt of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Neil and her husband Nelson of Falls Church, VA; sister, Margaret Annie Ramsay of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Jeremy Wilson Stewart and his wife Suzanna, Andrea Smith and her husband Andy; and great grandson, Gavin Weston Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bethel Presbyterian Chapel and Cemetery near Emelle, AL. (535 South Lake Drive, Starkville, MS 39759) or Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 456, Ridgeland, MS 39158 or electronic donation, www.alz.org/ms.