Funeral Card Friday: William R. Bunn

I had always thought that my Grand Uncle Robert W. Bunn was the youngest sibling of my Grandmother, Helen Bunn.  When you are able to see all the data, documents and information in front of you, then you are able to see the full picture.
I did a post recently on the last living brother (sibling) of my grandmother and stated he was the youngest. Then when I was posting my Grand Uncle William’s Funeral Card, and began transcribing, I realized that I was wrong.  So it goes to show that the information that you have could change, and that you need to be flexible with the information you have because primary source documents could change everything that you hold to be true.
William R. Bunn
Funeral Card
1920-1994

 

 

     William R. Bunn was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, to the late Rev. Robert W. and Edith Bunn. He was the youngest of 8 children.

     William confessed his hope in Christ at an early age at the Little Bethel AME Church in Lake Providence under the leadership of the late Rev. C.C. Hutchinson. He had recently united with the Labanah Baptist Church under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. Stacy Watson. 


     William was educated at Milliven Rosenwald in Lake providence, Louisiana. In 1940 he united in holy matrimony to Arlee Banks. “Red” as hew was affectionately called, was employed by the Reynolds Metal Company in Bauxite, Arkansas for 11 years. For the following 27 years, he was employed by ACME Steel Company in Chicago, Illinois. He returned to Little Rock in 1986 to retire and resided there until the time of his homegoing. He departed this life on Sunday, March 6, 1994. 

     He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife, Arlee Bunn; one daughter, Mrs. Roger L. Phillips of Maywood, Illinois; Carol Phillips of Bellwood, Illinois; Rogina Ruffin of Maywood, Illinois, and Melvin Phillips, Jr. of May wood, Ill.; four great grandchildren, kenyatta , Sidney, Melcolm, and Robert; One sister, Hattie Criner of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Rev. Joseph E. Bunn of St. Louis, Missouri and Robert W. Bunn of Rialto, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 





findagrave.com

     I remember meeting my Uncle William Bunn with his sister,  Aunt Hattie Bunn Criner at my Grandmother’s funeral.  I could not get over the fact that every time I looked at my Aunt Hattie, she looked just like my Grandmother, only smaller.  This had been the first time I met them. 



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not so Wordless Wednesday: Robert W. Bunn Jr- 90th Birthday

    These photos were taken at my Great Grand Uncle’s 90th birthday in 2008.  Robert is my dad’s favorite Uncle, and my grandmother Helen Bunn’s second to the youngest sibling.  My grandmother was born in 1903 and has been deceased for 22 years now.  My Uncle Robert is still living in Rialto, CA.

Yvette (Me) and My Great Uncle Robert Wesley Bunn
     I  do not remember meeting my Uncle Robert before his birthday party, but my father used to talk about him all the time.  The party was like a small family reunion as I had not seen the Bunn’s family since I had been twelve years old and possibly since my grandmother’s funeral in 1989.

     I had not heard from this side of my family for years, but I was very curious as to if my Uncle Robert was still living and I began searching for him in 2002 or 2003.  I found him and we began communicating over the phone, then I lost contact with him.  The search was on again.  I had a difficult time finding Robert so I decided to find his daughter Rochelle.  It took me awhile but with today’s search engines, I succeeded.

Bunn’s and the Porter-Moore’s

     Uncle Robert talked to me a lot at his party, but he did not seem to remember as much as I was hoping he would about his days in Louisiana growing up.

Ancestry.com

The household consisted in 1920 consisted of

Robert Bunn       Father
Edith                   Mother
John  (19)
Helen  (16)
Elizabeth  (13)
Mary   (10)
Joseph  (7)
Hattie  (5)
Robert Bunn Jr.  (1yr 11mo.)
William Bunn (Born in 1920 after the Census)

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Ada “Bunn” Harp: Funeral Card Friday

I spent every Summer at my grandmother’s home in South Central Los Angeles, CA. This period of my life of every year, I called it “My Freedom Time.”  I was free to have fun and could stay outside until the street lights came on.

Up the street was a convalescent home where my grandmother’s forever foster daughter, Diane Dudley used to spend her time volunteering.  I started visiting the  convalescent home when I was 7 years old as I had a relative that was a resident in the home.  Her name was Ada Harp, and everyone called her “Aunt Ada”  I am unsure even to this point what our actual relationship is on the family tree.  This is a question I will be answering within a few days.  What I do know is that she is related to my Grandmother Helen Bunn, my father’s mother.

When I visited Aunt Ada, there was a male resident that was smitten to my Aunt.  I believe his name was Joe.  I would push him or push my Aunt Ada around in their wheel chairs, and just spend time talking to them.  Aunt Ada lived to be 94 years old (so I was 9 when she died).  I remember her as always being so positive and upbeat, and she was always happy to see me.

Joe, Aunt Ada, (Me), and nurse
Visiting the Convalescent Home
Aunt Ada, (male cousins in front-Unidentified) Me,
Brother Marshall, Betty Porter, Walter Porter & Unidentified relative

Wordless Wednesday: Helen Marie Bunn

Helen Marie Bunn is  my Dad’s first cousin’s daughter.  Helen was named after her Great Aunt Helen, who was my Grandmother.  Helen was born July 23, 1949, and according to the back of the postcard photo, handwritten, she was 10 month, 1 week and 23 days. This is one of the photo’s I inherited from my grandmother’s photo-book.

Helen Marie Bunn

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Wordless Wednesday: The Old Shack

I found this old picture in my Grandmother Helen Bunn’s old photo Album that I recovered when she died in 1989. (Back of Photo) was written “The Old Shack..”    I remember my grandmother telling me that this was the home she grew up in.  Her father (My Great Grandparents)  Robert W. Bunn (b-1875) and mother Edith (B-1882) lived in this home and raised their family.

East Carroll, Lake Providence, Louisiana

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