Eardia Mae Becknell

December 24, 1933 - December 16, 2019

Eardia Mae Becknell

December 24, 1933 - December 16, 2019


Obituary of Eardia Mae Becknell


Eardia Mae Becknell was born December 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, Texas to Murtha Mitchell-Hunt and George Hunt. She had many fond memories of raising watermelons, peach trees and planting corn and sweet potatoes with her beloved grandparents Henry Clay and Cela Hunt. She is preceded in death by her son Joe Turner Hunt and siblings Doris Hill, Joe Hunt, Raymond (Glen) Hunt, & Clark Kent Hunt.Eardia Mae is survived by her remaining siblings Georgia Mae Johnson, Raymond James Hunt, Don Ray Hunt, Craig Hunt, and Shelia Smith. She is also survived by her son’s Stanley Sr. and Kevin, beloved grandchildren Anthony, Stanley Jr., Terrance, Katina, Janel, Ariel, Franshell, Felicia, Cynthia, Monicai & Nathaniel. As well as by many great- grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews.In her younger years Eardia Mae was the lead singer of the gospel acapella group, The Carvettes, with her family and friends Helen, Doris, and Georgia. Eardia Mae enjoyed basketball and after graduating high school completed her CNA. In her life she worked at Hillcrest as a CNA, Oklahoma Steel company as a short-order cook, and Zebco Brunswick as a material handler.Eardia Mae was known for her love of singing, baking, strong love, hard work ethic, quick qit, and was a dedicated friend and supporter of her loved ones. All who knew Eardia Mae knew that Fridays were the days she would gather with friends to enjoy Pokeno and she enjoyed watching her great grandchildren’s activities.Eardia’s presence will be greatly missed by her loved ones, however as her favorite song suggests Eardia Mae has flown away “To a home on God’s celestial shore…Like a bird from prison bars has flown….to a land where joy shall never end”.We would like to give a special thank you to Stanley Jr. and his sons for their care and great display of love for Eardia Mae during her final times with us.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 27, 2019 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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1 responses to Eardia Mae Becknell

  1. Felicia Hunt says:

    Another special lady has left us in physical presence but not in our hearts and memories.
    Even though I hadn't seen or spoken to Aunt Eardia Mae in a while she was always with me.
    Sorry I can't be with you all today but I'm there in my heart and spirit love you all.

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