Jemmie A. Bunn

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May 26, 1927 - March 5, 2013. Funeral services for Jemmie A. Bunn, 85, of Huntington will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Huntington First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Huntington Cemetery. Jemmie was born May 26, 1927 in Shivers, Mississippi, and passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in a Tyler Hospice facility. Jemmie Alma Berry was born to Walter Dewey and Alma Mittie (Walters) Berry. She had one sibling, Julia Berry Strachn, who preceded her in death. The family moved to Odell, Texas and lived on her Uncle Earsey Walter's farm. She attended Odell and Huntington schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a minor in Elementary Education from Baylor University, where she met and married John Douglas Bunn, the father of her four children. Jemmie taught K-2nd grade for 27 years in Houston, San Diego, Dallas, and Huntington. She had a beautiful singing voice, played the piano, and taught Backyard Bible Clubs and Big A Clubs, combining her love for children and her love for her Lord. She attended Huntington First Baptist Church most of her life and Memorial Baptist Church of Lufkin for 31 years after retiring. Jemmie was diagnosed with dementia in March, 2003, and despite this mentally crippling disease, she continued to have her sweet spirit and beautiful smile. She always loved her Lord and wanted so much to please Him. She would often be heard saying, 'I just want to do what's right,' even in the midst of late-stage Alzheimers. Jemmie leaves a strong legacy of loving God's Word, wanting to please God, loving to teach children, and bringing many into God's Kingdom. Jemmie is survived by her four children: Marci Bunn, now living in Norwich, CT; Jon Bunn (and wife Nene), of Huntington; Charla Harris (and husband Mark) of Garland; and Darlene Ryan (and husband Don) of Lindale; her six grandchildren: Victoria (Forrest) Lemieux (and husband Roland), Caleb Bunn, Jacob Bunn, Kris Bunn (and wife Alisha), Brandon Ryan, and Mackenzie Ryan (and wife McCartney); two great grandchildren: Savannah Bunn and Matthew Bunn; two nieces: Linda Bryant (and husband Michael) and Nancy Dorsey (and husband Pat), of Lake Jackson, and a multitude of nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 150136, Lufkin, TX 75915, Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County, 211 Winchester, Tyler, TX 75701 (, or YWAM (Youth With a Mission) of Tyler, P.O. Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771 (, with a note that it is for Don and Darlene (Bunn) Ryan. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Carroway Funeral Home in Huntington. Memories and condolences may be added at Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

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Huntington, TX 75949
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Mar. 8, 2013
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