Jared Hunte-Lewis

November 8, 1984 - September 7, 2023

11/08/1984 - 09/07/2023

Past Services

Thursday October 05, 2023
10:00 am
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
Jared Hunte-Lewis was the beloved son and only child of Marilyn A. Hunte, a single mother.  Born on November 8th, 1984, Jared grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York.
Jared grew up in the church and had a love for God and for people.  An only child, Jared loved and thought of his childhood friends as his siblings, holding tight to their friendship throughout his life.
Jared acquired more siblings during his seven years of service with the US Navy.  During his time of service, Jared was awarded many certificates of recognition.  Of particular note among his accolades, Jared was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal for providing exemplary care of detainees during the armed conflict in Afghanistan.  Simply put: Jared was a war hero.
Jared was an outstanding poker player who played with Virginia Beach’s branch of the US Open Amateur Poker League.  For the past two years, Jared was the point leader for his league.  Jared’s nickname in the poker community was Yoda.  And like the legendary Jedi Master from “Star Wars,” Jared was an old soul – blessed with wisdom and amazing skills.
Jared was a devoted New York Mets and New York Giants fan.  He loved both teams with an unwavering passion.
Jared was adventurous.  He enjoyed bungee jumping, zip lining, totally fearless when it came to heights.
Jared also enjoyed traveling and was blessed to indulge his wanderlust in many countries, especially in Asia and the Middle East. Jared lived and worked overseas in Dubai for three years.  Typical for Jared, he made many close friends in Dubai who he also loved and thought of as family.
Jared had many challenges in his life.  But in spite of it all, Jared always found a reason to smile.  A jokester, Jared loved to laugh and making others laugh along with him.  Jared was a kind, generous, good-natured man who made a positive impact on all who knew him.
Jared will be deeply missed and forever cherished by his son, Elijah Hunte; mother, Marilyn A. Hunte; great uncle Archie (Sheila) Hunte; 2nd mother/cousin Laurice “Wena” Johnson; and a host of bonus brothers and sisters, navy and poker buddies, friends and family by love and by blood.
“… Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on…They will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” – Revelation 14:13 (KJV)
Fly high dear, Jared
Rest now in Heavenly Peace

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Sheila Waring-Hudson &Family
1 month ago

Prays to the most high for you. GOD BE WITH YOU..

Keneshia Hibbert
1 month ago

My dear Ms. Hunte, I’m so sorry for your unimaginable loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray for God’s grace for you at this time.
Keeping you in my heart.

Your forever student, Keneshia

Brenda Boone-Johnson
1 month ago

🕊Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. May he Rest Peacefully and be your forever Angel. May God continue to bless you and your family 🙏🏾🕊.

Julia E. Millin
1 month ago

Such a wonderful spirit gone too soon. You will be forever remembered and loved. Rest in peace, power,and love.

Carol Carpenter
1 month ago

God has called you home…job well done Jared. May you Rest in Heavenly Peace. Marilyn, may you find comfort and peace in the Lord 🙏🏽

Michael Smith
1 month ago

Rest well Jared.
May the universe guide you into its eternal embrace.
May you rest well among the ancestors.

Kirk and Dee
2 months ago

Hunt…Dee and I were fortunate to have met you while you were here in Abu Dhabi. You will always be family to us. Your passing is a terrible loss to us and we both are keeping your family in our prayers. I would offer a thought that has helped me through similar losses........`heaven just would not be heaven without Jared being there..” RIP my brother. Much love. Kirk and Dee

2 months ago

Marilyn, a Comfort for your Loss. Rest in Paradise Jared. A Good Soldier, job well done.

Baldwin - Holder Family
2 months ago

Our sincerest condolences to you at this time. May God flood you with his love, and beautiful memories of Jared.

Fly high young King!

Goldia S
2 months ago

I’m still in disbelief that he is gone. The last time we spoke he was so hopeful for the future, want a fresh start and to build his relationship with his son. He the type of person that will light up a room and make everyone feel love. He one of the reason why I decided to take in the military. Jared you truly will be missed. I have comfort knowing that he is watching over us.