Michael Allen Dunn
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Funeral mass for Mr. Michael Allen Dunn, age 51 of Wisner, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. John Catholic Church in Columbia, Louisiana with Father James Nellikunnel officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at 8:30 AM, Saturday, June 21st at Riser and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Columbia.
Mike, the son of the late Marilyn Mann and Billy Dunn, was born on July 22, 1962 in Monroe and died Friday, April 25, 2014 at LSU Hospital in Shreveport after a lengthy illness.
Mike was a forestry economist and worked at LSU Agricultural Center for a number of years. He graduated from Caldwell Parish High School, Northeast Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University, and earned his doctorate at Auburn University.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Mann, his maternal grandparents, G. A. Mann and Mary Alice Shipp Mann, his paternal grandparents, Creston C. Dunn and Eula Blackmon Dunn, and his uncle, George Allen Mann all of Columbia.
Survivors include his father, Billy Dunn and wife, Palmyra of Alytus, Lithuania; his sister Jennifer Willis and her husband, Lee and their daughter, Creston and son, Jordan all of Alexandria; Gray and Meloney Martin, of Rayville, his cousins and friends were his companions throughout his ordeal. He will be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the folks at Mary Anna nursing home in Wisner for the care they gave Mike in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John Catholic Church, Post Office Box 58, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295.
Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes.com.
Riser Funeral Home
Riser Funeral Home- Columbia
7131 Hwy 165 PO Box 57 Columbia, LA 71418
Published in The News Star on June 20, 2014