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Philladelphia, PA 19104
Raymond Dan Dunn was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 3, 1952 from the union of the late Wilbert England Dunn and Clara Mae Anderson Dunn. He is married to Amelia Carter Dunn. Raymond has one son, Raymond Sheldon Dunn, three stepdaughters, Louvette, Rhonda and Tiffany Carter and five grandchildren.
Although Raymond was a Baptist, he was educated in the New Orleans Catholic School System. He attended St. Monica Elementary School. He graduated from St. Augustine High School (the Purple Knights). St. Augustine or as the locals say, St. Aug, is known for its band, which is called The Marching 100. St. Augustine’s colors are Purple and Gold which became Raymond’s signature or favorite colors.
To know Raymond was to know his constant Facebook postings of food, his daily prayers and religious saying (that you had to pass on to ten people) and his gift of gab. Raymond talked so much you could hardly get a word in. He called and kept up with everybody from New Orleans to Philadelphia and all states in between.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Initially most of his family members left the city including his sister and then his son. Raymond told Amelia he had never run from a hurricane n his life. However, once he was told he could either leave are be arrested and taken to jail, needless to say he left. His departure became a blessing n disguise. Once he reconnected with his sister and his son, he decided to join his son in Philadelphia. It was here that he met and began to live with a cousin the late Katie Dunn a long time member of Christ Community Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Arthur R. White.
Raymond was baptized at a very early age by the late Rev. Freddie Henry Dunn. Raymond loved the Lord, his family, his Pastor and his church. Although Raymond kept his membership at New Hope Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA in 2007 he joined Christ Community Baptist Church. Although, Raymond was saddled with many illnesses, he immediately became an active member. He loved the men’s ministry and quickly joined the Eastern Region Laymen group. Each year Raymond would recognize two men of Christ Community to be honored at the Layman’s Luncheon. Raymond never sought recognition for himself. He was satisfied recognizing others. One of his greatest moments was to be named as a delegate to the National Baptist Convention, USA in 2014 by his beloved Pastor White. Raymond was a faithful member of both Christ Community and New Hope Baptist Churches until his death.
Raymond leaves to mourn his precious memories, his wife, Amelia Carter Dunn; his son Raymond Sheldon Dunn; his stepdaughters, Louvette, Rhonda and Tiffany Carter; five grandchildren, Raya, Christian and William Dunn, Isaiah Carter and Dean Carter Riley; one sister, Wanda Dunn Brooks; one brothe-in-law, Gregory Brooks, three nieces, Kelsi Brooks, Kinitra Brooks Jallow and Cincia Brooks Kerr; one great niece and nephew, Isabella and Gregory Kerr; an aunt and family matriarch, Clara Dunn Stansberry; many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert and Clara Anderson Dunn; His grandparents, Jonas and Corinne Lonon Dunn and Dan and Myrtle Carriere Anderson; his uncles, Jonas, Bernard, Lionel and Albert Dunn and one aunt, Delores Dunn Johnson.
His favorite scripture is, Deuteronomy 29:29, The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of the Law.