Janet Kay Gunter, 57, beloved daughter was called to her eternal resting place on September 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on June 7, 1960, born to Ruby and W.S. Gunter, Jr. in Baton Rouge, LA.
Janet is survived by her mother, Ruby Milton Gunter McCarthy; sister, Brenda Gunter Watts and husband Larry of Marion, Illinois; 2 brothers, Jack R. Gunter, Sr. and wife Christine of Zachary and Steven Gunter and wife Ednamay of Denham Springs; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Janet is preceded in death by her father, W.S. Gunter, Jr., stepfather, Bobby Gene McCarthy, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Wilson and Pauline Milton and paternal grandparents, W.S. and Grace Gunter.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue at Baker Funeral Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Jay Avance.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Special Olympics Louisiana,1000 East Morris St, Hammond, LA 70403.
Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Brenda & family,
I didn't have the honor of meeting Janet but I know how much she was loved and will be missed. My prayers for peace and comfort are with you all.
Tabatha ColsonJohnston City, IL
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Janet now has her angel wings and will be watching over you all until you meet again walking together in heaven. Love and GOD BLESS.
Rose-Ellen HambyLedbetter, KY
Dear Heavely Father: Grant peace to hearts and minds of this family through your Holy Spirit. My they not dwell on Janet's falling asleep but the Celebration of the life anew that she now is living. We are so thankful Father that she now is surrounded by your ever lasting love. We know now that she shall never ever feel suffering or pain again. No more tears for her. No more health problems. A new body, a new heart, a new mind, new eyes to see without glasses, no Downs Syndrone, no diseases of any kind. Thank you dear Father that you make all things anew. In Jesus Name: Amen & Amen.... on a personal note: I am thinking. If Janet could tell each and everyone of us one thing now, what would it be. I believe her words would be: John 13: 34 & 35 from the Bible. Theses are Jesus's Words: " A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this you shall know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. " She would say, do not be sad for her but be happy in celebration for I am Alive Forevermore. I've seen and hugged Jesus . I am home again with others I love and surrounded by love. My cup is over flowing . One day we shall all be together again and I love you all ..... I believe this it what she would say to me, as I dwell in though of what joy and happiness she must now know. She is been made anew. You are forever in my heart Janet. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Larry WattsMarion, IL
Ms. Ruby, Brenda and the entire family,
We know that all of you are missing Janet. She holds a special place in your hearts. Janet has touched many of us with her laughter and her smile. I have my own sweet memories of her. I hope the thought that she is with our savior and other family members that have been called home before her, help to ease the pain at her passing. We pray that the Lord's peace will comfort all of you today and in the days ahead.
Our deepest sympathy ~
Kathy & Mark Savelio and family ❤️
Kathy and Mark SavelioD'Iberville, MS
Heaven received another beautiful soul we are sorry for your loss.
John & Doni AcresPittsburg, KS
Brenda and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister/daughter/loved one. My prayers are with your family. With much love for you - Diane
Diane CurrieSchertz, TX
We love u all being apart of ur family we have been blessed 😘
Lorri and tomCarterville, IL
Mawmaw i just want you to know we both love you very much. We are sorry that we can not make it down there. Mom we love you and we are with you in spirit. Uncle steve and uncle jack, yall be as strong as you can. I know this is a hard time for all of you. It is for dad and us as well to not be there at this time. Our hearts break for all of you. We stand along you all in prayer and hope for peace and comfort. We love all of y'all!!!
Our deepest sympathies and all our love,
Allison and Rachel
Allison Watts and Rachel RobisonCarterville, IL
I am sorry that Janet had to leave. But know Janet will always be with you.
Kathy Coxwest frankfort, IL
Hi Steve and Edna, we are so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with y'all, that God give you strength to overcome this trial.
Victor & NikkiDenham Springs, LA
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter, sister and aunt, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sincerely, Edward and Suzette Williams
Edward and Suzette WilliamsRock Springs, WY
I cannot imagine how you feel, losing a child at any age has to be the worst pain ever. I am praying for you. My condolences also to Jack, Steve, and Brenda. Also to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I know their hearts are heavy.
my deepest sympathy,
Dorothy KellyHutto, TX
Brenda, Steve, and family. Our hearts ache for the loss of a loved one that was so dear. May God grant you peace and strength during this time. He is the great comforter so rest in his arms. Rev 21:4 every tear will be wiped away...
Susan and Denny Elrod, OK
Ruby, I am so sorry to hear about Janet. She is now in a better place than here on earth. I know it will be hard but God will guide you through.
Earline SharpWalker, LA
Brenda I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family peace at this time!
Sarah bozeCarterville, IL
Ruby, Brenda, Jack and Steve
I'm so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have such a wonderful person in your lives. I know your hearts are heavy and you will miss her everyday, but just think of how happy she is now, in God's arms! This isn't goodbye, it's "until we see each other again".
love to all,
Debbie OlsenDenham Springs, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Janet was such a special soul and she will be greatly missed. May you find comfort and peace through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Steven & Tammy Holmes
Dr. Steven & Tammy HolmesPrairieville, LA
If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind;
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way,
There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven, And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand, And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.
AMANDA BOUDREAUX HANKINSBATON ROUGE, LA