The Culpeper Mourns the Loss of Team Member CJ Hunter

The Culpeper Mourns the Loss of Team Member CJ Hunter

It is with heavy hearts that The Culpeper’s leadership team relays that the community has tragically lost one of its team members. On Saturday, October 24, CJ Hunter, 31, passed away.

In February, CJ joined the memory care team at The Culpeper as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). From day one, his positive attitude and smile uplifted fellow team members and residents alike. In just eight months, CJ formed an instant bond with those around him.

“He was often encouraged to be a nurse, but he enjoyed being more involved with the residents on a daily basis and ‘didn’t want all that paperwork,’” recounts CJ’s mother, Sheila. “He really connected and felt close with the residents and just enjoyed being with them.”

The feeling was mutual. Fellow CNAs recall his playful side. “He would often call on the walkie talkie and cut through the back kitchen to pop out to check on us.”

Other team members called CJ a true gentleman noting he always walked his female colleagues to their cars after evening shifts.

“He was extremely dedicated and often stayed over to help on the night shift. I came in one morning and he was still here at 6 a.m. I told him he was such a kind soul and he expressed that he was a Christian. I replay that moment in my head now and find comfort that he is in good hands.”

During his tenure, he was an invaluable member of The Culpeper’s team whose smile kept everyone happy and moving forward. He will be sorely missed by all.

Gifts in memory of CJ can be made to the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation, designated to The Culpeper Employee Crisis Fund, to help his family with funeral costs and other expenses. Please make sure to note in the tribute section that the gift is in memory of CJ.

Checks, payable to The VBH Foundation, in memory of CJ Hunter, can be sent to:
The Culpeper Employee Crisis Fund
c/o The VBH Foundation
3961 Stillman Parkway
Glen Allen, Va. 23060