Carla was born December 18, 1979 in Bradenton, FL to Van and Donna Dunbar Sr. in Manatee Memorial Hospital. She lived in Palmetto, FL and graduated from Manatee High School. She accepted Christ as her Lord and personal Savior at an early age. She was a member of St. James AME Church where she sang in the adult choir and directed the youth choir until her health began to fail. She worked at Blake Medical Center for 7 years as CNA and Unit Secretary. Carla’s heart was devoted to the Lord and her family, which she always put first.
September 6, 2019 she was diagnosed with breast cancer but her love and compassion to care for others never ceased because she continued to care for others as they battled the same battle. She conquered breast cancer February 3, 2020, only to be diagnosed with lung cancer April 2020 then brain and liver cancer March 2021. She fought a good fight finding her inner strength by repeating Psalm 23 daily.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Dozier and Betty Bradshaw Sr., maternal grandparents Ezell and Alvera Dawes, paternal uncle Willie Brown Sr., maternal aunts Alice Bryant, Dorohthy Williams, maternal uncles Robert Rutledge Sr., and Pastor & Mrs. Herman Rutledge, and brother Corey Dunbar.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted parents; Van and Donna Dunbar Sr., Daughters; LaZaria Stubbs and LaDericka Frazier, one Grandson, the apple of her eye; Ja’Mir Kinder, Brother; Van Dunbar Jr., Sister-in-laws; India Dunbar and Patty Machuca, Three devoted friends; Shaakiera Lovette, Marisa Repetti, and Kesha V. Martin; a host of sorrowing aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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