Originally created 11/27/03

Mr. William Dunbar (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)



BROOKLYN, N.Y.- A voice we love is still, a place is vacant in our hearts that can never be filled. Mr. William Luther "Billy" Dunbar, age 42 of 330 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., died Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2003 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery. William Luther "Billy" Dunbar was born June 1, 1961 to Willie James Dunbar and Beatrice L. Chavous Dunbar in Staten Island, N.Y. He received Christ as his Savior and was baptized at Peekskill Baptist Church in Peekskill, N.Y. He later united under Christian experiences with Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta. Billys academics were achieved at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., New York School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, N.Y. and Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y. Billy served active duty and reserve in the military (Army) having been stationed in Germany, Colorado and Texas as a medic. He was employed by Phoenix House New York, N.Y. and Schneider National Carriers, Inc. Billy was a respectful, warm and congenial person of quiet demeanor. he always exhibited a friendly smile and a helping hand, He was well liked, respected and admired by his peers and acquaintances. He will be highly missed by his family who loved him and many others who were privileged to have known him. He leaves precious memories with his dear mom and dad, Willie and Beat; a special brother, Dwayne Webb; one god brother, Aaron Dunbar; a god mother Edna Berry; a devoted cousin, Alvin Williamson; an aunt/confidant, Bernice Chavous Alexander; "just like siblings" Dwayne and Senora Alexander; four aunts, Rose Anderson, Lucille Givens, Leona Stallings and Eloise Dunbar; three uncles, Delano (Deloris) Chavous, Abraham (Debbie) Dunbar and John Phinizy; great aunts, Mamie C. Smith, Minnie B. Jenkins, Pauline Chavous, Elizabeth Smith and Frances Smith; a special friend, Marlena; a host of sorrowing cousins and friends. Friends may call at the residence of his parents, Willie J. and Beatrice L. Dunbar, 1535 Williston Rd., Aiken, S.C. or Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home beginning 1 p.m. Thursday. The remains will lie in state at the church Friday from 12 noon until the hour of service. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle November 27, 2003