Laura Charity Bunn, 100, homemaker and quilter Laura...

April 06, 2000

Laura Charity Bunn, 100, homemaker and quilter

Laura Charity Bunn, a homemaker and quilter, died in her sleep Friday at Millennium Health and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Burnie. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 100.

A resident of Baltimore since the early 1930s, Mrs. Bunn enjoyed taking care of her family and caring for elderly and sick relatives.

An accomplished seamstress, she designed and sewed dresses, coats and children's clothing. She was an avid quilter whose work had been exhibited in Baltimore.

She was known for her culinary expertise, especially for her barbecue, said family members.

Mrs. Bunn was born Laura Charity Bullock in Rocky Mount, N.C., and raised there. Her father was a former slave who became an accomplished carpenter, and her mother was a Cherokee.

She was a graduate of public schools. In 1916, she married Elias Bunn Sr., a longshoreman, who died in the 1960s.

She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

Services were held Tuesday in Baltimore.

She is survived by two sons, Elias Bunn Jr. of Pasadena and Robert Bunn of Baltimore; three daughters, Madeline Dorsey of Clinton, N.Y., and Talmadge Bond and Marian Womble, both of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

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