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Hon. Jenkins Dwapily Dunbar, Sr.

Sunrise: June 10, 1947
Sunset: July 30, 2009

The Dunbar and Summerville families mourn the loss of Hon. Jenkins Dwapily Dunbar, Sr. At approximately 5:30 a.m. while en route to the St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital Jenkins passed away from an unexpected heart attack. The late Honorable Jenkins Dwapily Dunbar was born on June 10, 1947 unto George Dunbar and Ma Gbetee at Dunbar Farm near Palala, Central Province, now Bong County. His father predeceased him in 1960 and his mother in 1992. The late Honorable Jenkins Dunbar was the twenty-eighth (28th) of seventy one (71) children of his father, eighteen (18) of whom predeceased him.

The late Honorable Jenkins Dwapily Dunbar was well known for his many talents but will be remembered most for his career as the Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy, which he served from 1997-2003, thus serving as head of that Ministry for eight years and making him Liberia's longest serving Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy. He was a caring man who not only looked after the livelihood of his immediate family but was always concerned about the welfare of many others, and was highly respected and regarded by his scores of siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many other Liberians for his great generosity and humanitarianism. Jenkins loved listening to music, dancing, laughing, being with his family, having fun with friends and constantly educating those around him. Jenkins touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Many remember Jenkins as a great philanthropist.

The late Jenkins Dwapily Dunbar leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Alcmenia; six (6) children: Terry, Jenkins, Jr., Naylon Larane, Korto Lyons, Richard and Prince, whilst one son, Jarvis Otis Dunbar, predeceased him; two son-in-laws: Derrick Larane and Julian Lyons; two grandchildren: Takaya Dunbar and Kaelyn Lyons; fifty-one (51) brothers and sisters: Ethel, Fulton, Edwin, Mary, Sarah, Anna, Tryphena, Fanny, Sophie, Charles, Francis, Martin, Samuel, Euphemia, Williette, Thelma, Aletha, Barnelia, Ellen, Ernest, Franklin, Mamadee, Joyce, Julia, Esther, Albertine, Inez, Jackie, Kim, Dudley, Maude, Myrl, Winifred, Margaret, Mabel, Amy, Clarence, Daniel, Jonathan, Henry, Roland, Monroe, Sekou, Ulysses, Willis, Winston, Cecelia, Danlette, Emily, Kedrick and Derrick; and scores of nephews and nieces, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and a host of other relatives, business associates and friends in Liberia, the United States and other countries.


Thursday August 20, 2009
5:00 pm
Removal - Samuel Stryker Funeral Home

Thursday, August 20, 2009
6pm - 9pm
First United Methodist Church
Ashmun Street, Monrovia


Friday, August 21, 2009
First United Methodist Church
Ashmun St, Monrovia

Saturday, August 22, 2009
Dunbar Farm
Palala, Gbarnga, Bong County
Republic of Liberia

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Contact List


  • Alcmenia Summerville Dunbar (301) 345 0481
  • Korto Lyons (Sweet Pea) (314) 504 3915
  • Naylon Dunbar Larane (732) 979 5104
  • Chalnecia Summerville Davies (718) 876-0819
  • Melvin Summerville (718) 874-8815


  • Alcmenia Summerville Dunbar 011 231 6747844
  • Jenkins Dunbar, Jr. (Dwapily) 011 231 6555333
  • Hon. Willis Knuckles 011 231 77519174
  • Hon. Sam A. Ricks 011 231 65667344
  • Korto Dunbar 011 231 6510547
  • Belle Dunbar - Roberts 011 231 6555 888
  • John Francis Summerville 011 231 6991166


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