Jimmy Bunn

Jimmy Bunn

James Pettigrew Bunn, III, age 67, of Elizabeth City, NC, died June 12, 2013.  “Jimmy” was the son of the late Richard Speight Bunn and the late Virginia Thurman Bunn. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC.  He is survived by his sister, Barbara Bunn Brown & husband, Stephen; his sister, Sarah Virginia Bunn Lamb “Jenny”& husband Marshall; his brother, Richard Speight Bunn, Jr. “Todie” & wife Sharon; nieces, Jacqueline & Ivy, and nephews, Stephen, Speight, Jonathan, Jackson, Parker, & Porter.  He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Bunn Martin.

Jimmy had a lifelong handicap that many would view as a deficiency.  For Jimmy, it was an asset that he turned into humor, into kindness, and into humility.  He was loving, and he was loved.  He had many friends.  He truly touched the lives and hearts of all that knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Evangelical Methodist Church, 820 Okisko Rd, Elizabeth City, 27909, on Tuesday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m.

The family asks that memorial gifts be directed to: Evangelical Methodist Church, or to Christ Episcopal Church, 200 S. McMorrine St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Bunn family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Tammy Colson on June 13th, 2013 5:58 pm

    Todie and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was very special to me and I will miss his smiling face and the funny conversations we shared. I am so grateful for all of the memories I have of Jimmy! Praying for you and your family during this difficult time and if I can do anything to help, please let me know.


  2. Chris Hooper on June 13th, 2013 11:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Chris


  3. linda gregory on June 14th, 2013 8:24 am

    Jimmy was a dear friend, and one that I will always remember.


  4. Margaret and Louis Twiford on June 14th, 2013 11:09 am

    Jimmy was a very personal friend and we could always count on a smile and a kind word from him. We will miss him very much
    and he will never be forgotten as he continues to live in our hearts. Our prayers are with you and we are here to help in any way that we can.


  5. Barbara Bunn Brown on June 14th, 2013 11:15 am

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very, very grateful for your love and friendship you gave Jimmy and we understand you’re going through this loss with us too. He was definetly one of a kind and in his own way affected many lives in wonderful ways. Please remember him, remember and use some of his precious quotes, then he will live on in all who knew and loved him. Thank you again…we really apprecaite you more than we can possibly express in words.


  6. Daun and Frank Light on June 14th, 2013 4:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing but we know he is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.


  7. Samuel Meads on June 14th, 2013 4:34 pm

    Many wonderful memories come to my heart of days gone by. May the family be blessed with the memory of a wonderful , devoted Christian lady.I am reaching that stage of life when I have more friends who have gone to Heaven than remain. Our prayers are with you all. In His grace, Sam Meads


  8. Kenny Marshall on June 14th, 2013 7:12 pm

    I am so very sorry for this loss to his family and MANY friends in E.C.
    He was a part of the fabric that makes Elizabeth City a great place!
    He will be missed.
    May God bless him and his family.


  9. Terry Arranz on June 14th, 2013 9:52 pm

    Jimmy is going to be missed by so many. He was a big part of our days at Shape Up Salon. All the laughs and talks and shared lunches we had with him are great memories for us. He was not only loved by me, Ruthie, and Leann but by all of our regular clients that have been coming in for the past few years. Praying for you and your family.


  10. Kay Acurio on June 15th, 2013 5:14 am

    It was always a pleasure to talk with Jimmy. He had a genuine love for everybody!! Cherish the great memories! In His Love, Kay Acurio


  11. Janet and Gary DeCastillia on June 15th, 2013 11:19 am

    Jimmy was a unforgettable character. He will be missed by his EMC Family and by all that knew him. Prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


  12. Sheila Rose Tyler on June 15th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Todie and family,
    So sorry to read that your brother has died. Even though I did not know him, I know that he came from a very loving and caring family. May our Lord and Savior wrap his arms around each of you and bring you comfort and peace.
    Much love,
    Sheila Rose Tyler


  13. Jenny Bunn Lamb , Jimmy’s sister on June 15th, 2013 1:54 pm

    There are no words to adequately express my gratitude and appreciation
    of Evangelical Methodist Church. You will never know what you all meant to Jimmy in his life. He loved each of you very much. Thank you for the love, kindness and compassion that you showed him. Jimmy was a treasure on this earth.
    He had no idea he was mentally retarded.
    He was raised in a large loving family
    and he was always included in everything
    our family did. He made people laugh and made people happy. I beleive Jimmy was a gift to all of us. There will always be so many wonderful memories in our hearts. Thanks be to God for his life.
    Jenny Bunn Lamb


  14. Gillian Hatch Carlsen on June 16th, 2013 10:38 am

    Jimmy is really missed in our neighborhood – he always stopped to chat when I was walking my dogs, and had a charming sense of humor which really brightened my day. He was always interested in the shelter animals, and was a truly unique person.He will never be replaced – and never forgotten.


  15. Sam Davis III on June 16th, 2013 3:36 pm

    To all of the Bunn’s,
    My heart goes out to each of you and my prayers are for love that helps you get through difficult times. Just like the love that Jimmy always gave to everyone. He never failed to ask about my sons and always supported our Tarheels. His conversations and phone calls will be missed. My heartfelt sympathy to you all for our world’s loss.


  16. Jenny Bunn Lamb ( Jimmy’s Sister) on June 16th, 2013 9:10 pm

    There are no words to adequately express my gratitude and appreciation for the congregation of Evangelical Methodist Church. You will never know what you all meant to Jimmy and his life. He loved each of you period. Thank you for the love, kindness and compassion that you showed him. Jimmy was a treasure on this earth. He had no idea he was mentally retarded. He was raised in a large loving family and he was always included in everything our family did. Jimmy made people laugh an he made people happy. I beleive he was a gift to all of us. There will always be so many wonderful memories in our hearts. Thanks be to God for his life.

    Jenny Bunn Lamb


  17. Norman Watts on June 16th, 2013 10:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I had a lot of fun talks with Jimmy as I would come and go to work on the Pasquotank River. We laughed a lot, such a good guy! Take Care, God Bless.


  18. Dina Kight on June 17th, 2013 8:18 am

    Jimmy was a SweetHeart! I met him at Shape Up Salon and enjoyed every minute I spent with him. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


  19. Jenny Harris on June 17th, 2013 8:47 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a kind and wonderful man. I have known Jimmy for 22 years and he always had a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed by so many. I know he is with his mom now. Ms Virginia was a very sweet lady too. I just loved seeing Jimmy ride his bike all over down town Elizabeth City. Keep on smiling Jimmy!


  20. Marion Ambrose on June 17th, 2013 11:03 am

    I miss seeing Jimmy’s bike parked in front of our store on Ehringhaus street.
    Jimmy always made it a point to visit with us, and tell us all the latest news about ECity and his latest experiences.
    Betty and I send our thoughts and love to all of Jimmy’s family at this time.


  21. Mitchell & Sylvia Sawyer on June 18th, 2013 9:49 am

    Jimmy was a neigbor,friend,brother in Christ. He came into my life on the wings of a angel, he taught me so many lessons in my life of late most profound was the act of humlity. We will miss Jimmy, his love of those close to him,and his humor.May the Lord’s peace be with you at this difficult time, Jimmy is sitting at that grand buffet prepared By our Father in heaven.


  22. Roger and Ursula Tolson on June 18th, 2013 9:52 am

    We have missed seeing Jimmy on his bicycle and sadly we will not see him again. He always stopped and talked and gave us the latest news. Our condolences to all his family and friends. He will be missed.


  23. Frances, James and William Norrell on June 18th, 2013 11:40 am

    Jimmy Bunn was such a special friend in his own unique way. He was truly loved by everyone that knew him because of his kind and loving heart. He is happy now pain free in heaven with his sister, Mom and Dad whom he missed dearly. We will never forget you Jimmy!! You will always hold a special place in our hearts with cherished memories! We only hope they have ice cream in heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


  24. toni pfeiffer on June 19th, 2013 7:12 am

    Barbara and zo and the rest of the family, so about u lost, I just found out Tuesday from mr. Kelly and Maryanne, that jimmy had pasted away, me and Vicki had no idea, sorry for your lost, I first met jimmy at kellys one day with zo and liked him ever since, he was a funny, happy man, who loved my biscuits, and loved hanging out at kellys with us girls in the kitchen, and over the years we would see him at catering in ec and he would stop by to see us and have some food and help sometimes too, I am really sorry about your lost, I will miss him a lot,i always thought about him too, what he does in ec, but he was a happy, wonderful man ,that I meet one day, and has never forgotten that, rip jimmy I am thinking about u and the family, lol toni


  25. Melinda Miller Haines on June 19th, 2013 2:36 pm

    Enjoying visits with my brother this summer on the end of his pier will not be the same without Jimmy’s visits on his bike. I will miss him trying to save me from the demon, alcohol. Whenever the ice cream truck comes by ringing the bell, my thoughts will be with that gentle soul, Jimmy.


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