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In loving memory of
Blanche Bunn
  • April 16, 1948
  • -
  • October 30, 2020

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Blanche Bunn went to be with her Lord on October 30, 2020 with her devoted husband by her side. Blanche was the daughter of the late Robert Glenn Sumner and Rebecca Gay Sumner.  She moved with her family from Jackson, North Carolina to Raleigh when she was five and lived in the Raleigh area for many years.  She and JB Bunn were married in 1983.  They lived in Knightdale, Youngsville and Lake Gaston, making lifetime memories and friends, before making their home in North Fort Myers, Florida in 2013.

Blanche had a nineteen year career with Nortel and later worked with Gilmore Global.  She loved to read. She was a great cook, sharing her dishes with family and friends.  Most will remember her signature saying, “Love you Shuga, hugs”.  She was a friend to so many people.  She didn’t question if the glass was half full or half empty, she was just thankful for the glass!

Blanche is survived by her husband, JB Bunn of Florida; her sons: James Odette (Tommy Arthur), Robert Glenn Odette (Victoria Laton), and James Bunn (Faith); her granddaughters Rebekah Dean Vaughan (Justin), Kayla Moore (Bobby), and Samantha Chase (Josh).  Two great-grandchildren are expected in 2021. She is also survived by her sisters: Frances Given (Jack), Betty Doughtie (Bob), and Rebecca Stallings, and her brother Buddy Sumner (Frances) as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins who loved her dearly. She will be missed by family and friends.

Due to the current Covid situation, a Memorial service will be planned for a future date. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity.


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  1. Natalie Ballew Becker says:
    25 Feb 2021
    Blanche and I were friends during high school and shared an apartment for a short time. I am so sorry that I did not find Blanche until it was too late to reconnect. My heart goes out to Blanche's family during this time of sorrow.

  2. judy aguilar lit a candle:
    08 Nov 2020
    Lit since November 8, 2020 at 11:58:55 PM

  3. Rob and Teresa Brobst lit a candle:
    07 Nov 2020
    Lit since November 7, 2020 at 11:08:11 PM

  4. Betty Doughtie posted an image:
    06 Nov 2020
    The Sumner girls and their sweet Uncle Dub
    The Sumner girls and their sweet Uncle Dub

  5. JK Little-Wells says:
    06 Nov 2020
    Heartfelt sympathies to all that love Blanche. She will be greatly missed, but she leaves so many beautiful memories that live on as love in our hearts. We love YOU, Shuga! ❣️

  6. Betty Doughtie lit a candle:
    05 Nov 2020
    Lit since November 5, 2020 at 11:18:10 PM

  7. Teesie Pressley lit a candle:
    05 Nov 2020
    Lit since November 5, 2020 at 11:19:15 PM

  8. Tommy Arthur says:
    05 Nov 2020
    Blanche was a very special person. The moment I met her she made me feel as if I was already her Son n Law. She became a great friend and I always loved the way she would be so positive making you feel comfortable with life even when things were tough. She is going to be missed very much.

  9. James Odette says:
    05 Nov 2020
    I'm going to make missing you an art form. Not being able to hear your "Hugs! Shuga!" ever again brings great sorrow!

  10. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Proud Grandmother with the beautiful bride
    Proud Grandmother with the beautiful bride

  11. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Moms happy I graduated
    Moms happy I graduated

  12. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Mom, Robert Glenn, Vicki, James
    Mom, Robert Glenn, Vicki, James

  13. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Full of thanks!
    Full of thanks!

  14. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Mom and Rebekah
    Mom and Rebekah

  15. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Some of the coolest girls I know are Sumner girls
    Some of the coolest girls I know are Sumner girls

  16. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Grinning
    Grinning

  17. James posted an image:
    05 Nov 2020
    Sipping and chilling
    Sipping and chilling

  18. Betty says:
    05 Nov 2020
    What a beautiful person whom I was lucky enough to have as my sister. Wonderful memories to fill my heart. Thank you JB for loving and protecting her. She will be missed, but we will see her again! Prayers for comfort for all of us who loved her.

  19. Darlene says:
    04 Nov 2020
    Love you sweetheart you will be missed
    Lots of love Darlene

  20. Yvonne Barnhill lit a candle:
    04 Nov 2020
    Lit since November 4, 2020 at 11:28:44 PM

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