Lorenzo Antonio Hunt

August 5, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Lorenzo “AL” Antonio Hunt, 77, of Charlotte, passed away on August 5, 2020. Born in Queens, NY, on July 31, 1943, he was a son of the late Jose and Margurite Hunt.

In addition to his parents, “AL” was preceded in death by his brothers, Jose Antonio Hunt, Jr. and Roberto Antonio Hunt.

He attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio on a basketball scholarship, where he achieved the third highest all-time scorer, with 1404 total points. Not only a collegiate athlete, AL obtained an undergraduate degree in education at Otterbein College followed by a graduate degree later in life from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  After serving in the US Air Force from 1961 to 1965, AL worked as an educator, coach, and administrator for more than 30 years. He cherished his time as head basketball coach for Marion Franklin High School, where he coached 18-year NBA Veteran, Herb Williams, as well as leading the team to a second-place finish in the state tournament. An avid basketball fan, AL was a season ticket holder for the Charlotte Hornets, and he enjoyed time spent watching sports and talking about basketball with his son, Dameon.

He was a faithful member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte.  When AL was younger, he loved to fish and camp, and he had a natural talent for working with his hands doing various building projects.  He will be remembered as a “really nice guy” with a great sense of humor, whom many times added at the end of a task, “Its good enough for government work”.

Those left to remember AL’s memory include his fiancée, Mindell “Micki” Penn; his son, Dameon Hunt, and his wife Shay, and their children, Kennedy, Bishop and Deacon, all of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Ruth Hunt, half-brother, Maurice Hunt, and his wife Barbara; nieces, Donna Hunt of NJ, Alicia Nappo and Laura Hunt of Upstate NY, and nephews, Ricardo Scott and Ricardo Jose Hunt of Upstate NY.

Services for AL will be private.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

A Few Family Memories....


     Al's son, Dameon & His Family                        Al & Fiancée, Mindell "Micki" Penn


                       Al with his brother and his family

                        & Taking a Jump Shot



Share your memories & condolences


  • Alicia Nappo

    It is with a very sad heart that I send my Love and Condolences to Dameon, Shay, Kennedy, Bishop, Deacon and Uncle Lorenzo's fiancee Mindell.

  • Pamela Mchombo

    My condolences to the Hunt family and Mindell.

  • Beverly Murray

    Sending sincere condolences to Micki and Al’s family and friends. May his memory be a blessing to all. Bev Murray

  • Carl Watts and Michael Salem

    Prayers for all who knew and loved him. Rest well neighbor.

  • Roger Mason

    What he said to me at Wehrle will never be forgotten. Hunt you were a good man, thank you again!

  • Ruth Hunt

    Lorenzo was my brother-in-law. I'm grateful for the memories of his visits. I'm grateful he found love in his life with Mindell. I'm especially happy that he had Jesus. He was extremely proud of his son Dameon and loved him and his family very much. I like to imagine him hanging out with his brothers in heaven. I miss you and will see you again in heaven.

  • Audrey J. & Claudette Lindsay

    To Mindell and the Hunter Family,
    We are sorry of the lost of your love one. You are in our prayers.
    Absent from the body, is present with the Lord. 2Corinthians 5:8
    Blessings to All

  • Darlene Brown

    Sending my deepest sympathy to the family and to my dear friend Mindell during this sad time. Praying that your memories will bring comfort and God’s loving arms will provide peace in the coming days.

  • Anne Crotty

    Al will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched—especially his friends, the Hunt family, and his beloved Mindell—a gentleman with a zest for life. I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing him and will pray for you during this time of grief.

  • Adrienne Baker

    Al it was such a pleasure meeting you at the Halloween Party at Mindell's you will be missed. Rest in peace.

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