Helen Colleen Murray Bunting

April 8, 1936 - May 23, 2019

04/08/1936 - 05/23/2019

SCOTLAND NECK, NC – Helen Colleen Bunting, age 83, passed away on May 23, 2019 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Virginia Beach, VA.

Mrs. Bunting was born in Middlesex, NC, on April 8, 1936, a daughter of the late Julius Rudolph and Maggie Temple Murray. Colleen worked several jobs including preschool teacher, substitute teacher, and pianist and organist for several churches, the latest being Speed Baptist Church in Speed, NC.

Besides her parents, Colleen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carey Garland Bunting, and her son, Carey Jackson Bunting.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Joan Bunting of Virginia Beach, VA.

A private graveside service will be in Oak City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Mrs. Bunting’s favorite charity, the Methodist Home for Children, 1041 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC, 27605; or you may donate online by clicking here

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Bunting family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Ronald Kovacs
4 years ago

I met Colleen and her husband Garland almost 30 years ago and maintained friendship with Colleen after Garland passed away. I always stopped by to visit when I passed through North Carolina. Colleen was one of the nicest and most gracious people I have met, I am proud to have been able to call her a friend. Always charming and witty.

Anita J Smith
4 years ago

Date correction: Should be Sept 5th.

Anita J Smith
4 years ago

Date posted wrong. This was Sept. 1985, not August.

Anita J Smith
4 years ago

This date posted wrong. This was April of 2011, not March.