OBITUARY

Rev. Carlton Monroe Dunn

July 4, 1939September 15, 2020
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The Rev. Carlton Monroe Dunn, 81, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Inis Jean Hall Dunn. Born in Lynchburg, July 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Carl Arthur Dunn and Calia Thaxton Monroe Dunn. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Maddox “Bill”, his brother Art “Andy” Dunn and two great grandchildren, Baby Stu and Lucy.

Rev. Dunn was the founder of Shekinah Glory Baptist Church and its Pastor for 42 years. He also founded Shekinah Christian School in 1997. He was a man of God, preached from the 1611 King James Bible and loved his family with all of his heart and dedicated his life to his church and the Christian school.

He is survived by seven children, Carlton M. “Buttons” Dunn, Jr. and his wife Pam, Vicky Gilbert “Boo Boo” and her husband Ross, A.T. Dunn and his wife “Mrs. C” Cynthia, Rose Vaughan and her husband Allen, Lizzy Wehrly and her husband Terry, Jeannie Dunn Eades and her husband Willie and Thelma “The Baby” Ennis and her husband Donnie; 19 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service celebrating his life and ministry will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Shekinah Glory Baptist Church. Masks are required by all. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

THE FOUNDING AND BEGINING OF SHEKINAH GLORY BAPTIST CHURCH

The Shekinah Glory Baptist Church was formed on August 2, 1979 with a signing of a lease to use the building at 1218 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg as its meeting place. The founding pastor is the Rev. Carlton M. Dunn, Sr. The first meeting was held on Sunday, August 5, 1979 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Dunn was teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class. His lesson was from Philippians capter 1. Rev. Dunn's message in the 11:00 service was "WHAT IS A SOUL WORTH TO YOU"? there were 17 people in attendance and the offering was $75.00. 12 people became charter members.

Dedication service for the church was held on Sunday, September 9, 1979 in a 2 p.m. meeting. On December 2 1979 in the 7:30 p.m. service the first people saved at the altar were two women. Rev. Dunn baptized them on December 9, 1979 using the pool of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Monroe, VA.

On July 28, 1983, the church bought the Victory Bible Baptist Church at 612 Grady St. in Lynchburg. The deed was filed in the Lynchburg clerks office on August 15, 1983. The Shekinah Glory Baptist Church moved to Grady Street on January 2, 1984 and the first meeting was held there on Wednesday, January 4, 1984 at 7:30 p.m.

There have been many people saved and baptized in the years that have followed. Deacons, Trustees and Ushers have been added, and all of our Sunday School teachers have two years of Bible School training. Rev. Dunn has attended the Liberty Bible Institute, Virginia Tech. and the National School of Theology and holds many diplomas and degrees in Bible study.

Some of the outreach programs of the church are - VISITATION OF THE SICK AND LOST - A VAN MINISTRY - A SINGING GROUP "THE SHEKINAH GOSPEL SINGERS" - MEALS ON WHEELS - and a even day a week radio program on WTTX in Appomattox. We also support 4 full time missionaries, and give to others as their need is made known to us.

The work SHEKINAH is a Hebrew word and means "THE GLORY OF THE LORD ABIDES HERE". It is our desire to be lights in the world for Christ that lead the lost to Him to be saved. Also to walk and live according to the Bible (the old 1611 King James).

Except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it. - Psalm 127:1

  • FAMILY

  • Inis Jean Hall Dunn, Wife of 59 years (deceased)
  • Carlton M. "Buttons" Dunn, Jr., Son
  • Pam Dunn, Daughter-in-law
  • A.T. Dunn, Son
  • "Mrs. C" Cynthia, Daughter-in-law
  • Vicky Gilbert "Boo Boo", Daughter
  • Ross Gilbert, Son-in-law
  • Rose Vaughan, Daughter
  • Allen Vaughan, Son-in-law
  • Lizzy Wehrly, Daughter
  • Terry Wehrly, Son-in-law
  • Jeannie Dunn Eades, Daughter
  • Willie Eades, Son-in-law
  • Thelma "The Baby" Ennis, Daughter
  • Donnie Ennis, Son-in-law
  • Thelma Maddox, Sister (deceased)
  • Art "Andy" Dunn, Brother (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation prior to the Service

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 21, 2020

Memories

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Vicky Gilbert

September 20, 2020

Dear dad, the pain I feel is from every part of my body. I know God has you with him now, and you would not want to come back, Instead you would want your family there when it's our time. Say hi to Mom and uncle Andy. I know they rejoiceing now that you are with them. As with mom, this pain will pass mostly, but after 5 years and 4 months I find I still cry for her, but you will never be forgotten. I have thought of mom every single day she has been gone and I will you too. So much fun so many trips to NYC riding the cabs, statue of Liberty, going up in Twin Towers at least 3 times if not more. Baltimore Inner harbor eating, riding water taxi, listening to music on the streets. Va Beach so many times. shopping, playing on the Beach, eating sea food, so much more, walking on the board walk. West Va just having fun touring. Oh my, going to Jamestown every 4th of July for your birthday I would say 25 to 30 years. Staying at Jamestown camp ground, fishing, floating down the James, riding Ross's boat. You have been involved in every part of my life. Good times and there are so so so many, sad times when we lost mom even when I lost my dogs and I cry and we buried them. When I was in the hospital sick. When I had Jason and Ross Jr. Last night I was crying about midnight knowing I didn't have you any more to talk with during the night. I would sent you jokes, Text or called anytime during the night, we didn't sleep a lot. We where night people. And I asked myself, who will I call now. I found him last night Carlton Dunn Jr. I hate to end this, I feel like it is our nightly talk, if I listen carefully I will hear you. Goodnight dad, I love you deeply. And thanks for naming me after a beautiful car the Crown Victoria. With love from Your Boo Boo for ever..

Buddy Faulconer

September 18, 2020

While I only met Reverend Dunn once I felt like I knew him because I have known his son A.T. for decades through our serving in the National Guard. A.T. was very proud of his father and rightly so. My prayers for this difficult time for all if the Dunn family.

Barbara Lewis

September 18, 2020

My prayers are up for the family. I can remember all the times we did Meals On Wheels together and when he could not do it , he made sure someone from the church would help out. He was a good man, and now he is back with his wife. He will sadly be missed, but I guess he is needed somewhere else. He is pain free now where there is NO pain and sorrow ! ( B. Lewis, Lynchburg ).

Betty Donald

September 18, 2020

Its just so hard to believe God called Rev Dunn Sr. Home. Lynchburg is going to miss this man of God more than I can explain . This Pastor would be there for you day or night for anyone and everyone. He was my Uncle and Inis my Aunt . Our whole family counted on them for an open ear, prayer and so so much more. I thank God for this family also, and It breaks my heart to know our last uncle isn't going to be here for the next tragedy. I thank God for the school he was so close to. These children all called him Granddad even though he wasnt. That's the bond he had with them. Rev. Dunn Sr. I know you are with Jesus now, but you are surely going to be missed.

Love Betty Donald And the Barricks family

Richard Turner

September 17, 2020

While I didn't know Pastor Dunn personally, I heard a lot of wonderful things about him, how he really made an impact for The Kingdom........

George & Bobbie Kinsey

September 17, 2020


We have such sweet memories of Carlton and his wife. We were both members of Jordon Baptist church in the late 70's. They were such kind people and loved the Lord. Prayers for the family.

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