Jo Anne Gunter, dedicated social worker
Jo Anne Gunter, 71, of Lewes, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her caregiver's residence in Lincoln. She was born in Accomack, Va., June 17, 1942, daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Allen) Gunter.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Ms. Gunter pursued a career with the state of Delaware as a social worker. She was passionate about helping people help themselves and enjoyed the many rewards her career brought her.
In her leisure time, Ms. Gunter would enjoy oil painting, attending a local art show or just reading a good book. She also loved her time spent at the beach, sitting in her chair by the water watching the children jump waves and build sandcastles. She was a woman who enjoyed all the beauty that life had to offer. Grammy Jo was the truest example of unconditional love and lived this every day.
Ms. Gunter is survived by her caregiver, the daughter she never had, Ginger Marino and husband Kirk of Lincoln, and their three children: Jazmyne, Reece and Chad who were like grandchildren to her; and a sister, Margaret Lovelace of Bedford, Va. Grammy Jo will be sorely missed by Ginger, Kirk and their children.
All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.